How to Make a Ghost Effect in Premiere Pro | Adobe Creative Cloud

Learn how to adjust a few settings to create a ghostly effect on a video clip.

Start from scratch, or download practice files [] for a head start. Steps below.

1. Create a new project in Premiere Pro (File – New – Project), add a Name, and click OK.
2. Search Adobe Stock [] for a spooky video clip, or use the file from our practice files.
3. Import the video clip file (File – Import).

Note: Make sure you are in the Graphics workspace (Window – Workspaces – Graphics).

4. Drag the Ghost Clip in the Project panel to the V1 channel on the Timeline.

Note: If the Timeline is empty, Premiere Pro automatically adds the clip to the V1 channel when you drag it over.

5. Advance the playhead on the timeline just before the subject appears.
6. Select the Razor tool and make a slice where you stopped the playhead.
7. Select the Selection tool, click the portion of the clip after the slice, and drag it to the V2 channel.
8. Right click on the clip on the V1 channel and choose Add Frame Hold.
9. Drag the right side of the clip on V1 and extend it so it is the same length as the clip on V2.
10. Double click the clip on V2, click the Effect Controls tab, expand the Opacity property, and set the Opacity to 60%.
11. Adjust color settings: Click the Color workspace (Window – Workspaces – Color). Select the clip on V2, go to the Lumetri Color panel on the right, select the Look drop down, then select SF BLUE STEEL. Apply the SF BLUE STEEL look to the clip on V1 as well.

That’s it! Play your sequence to see the complete effect.

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