Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 20: Toolbar Pt. 4 – Slip & Slide Tools

A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

In our last lesson in our ongoing look at Adobe Premiere Pro CC, we looked at both the Rate Stretch tool and the Razor Blade tool. In this lesson, let’s take a look at the Slip and Slide tools.

Both of these tools function similar to each other, but have very different outcomes. The Slip tool is a very clever “trimming” tool that at first, if you don’t know how exactly it works, might seem to be a little broken.

Here’s how it works: Let’s say you have a clip in your timeline, and you’re happy with where it’s placed in the timeline, and the duration of the clip (maybe it matches a music beat), you’re just not happy with the content of the clip, and you’d like to adjust the shot (slip it) by 15 frames, but not move it at all. Simply select the Slip tool, click on the clip and drag left or right to adjust the content of the edit, but not the edit itself.

Slip
Slip Tool in Premiere Pro CC

The Slide tool, on the other hand, is a trimming tool that will let you “slide” (or drag) a clip down your timeline, and when you have it in a new position, will adjust the edits around it to make it a seamless edit! Both tools are trimming tools, but both end results are very different from one another.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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