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The Best Places to Learn Premiere Pro


If you’re looking to wrap your head around Adobe Premiere Pro, these websites have all the information you need.

Are you an up-and-coming video editor? Are you an editor looking to make the jump to Premiere Pro from another NLE? Either way, if you’re trying to get a handle on the possibilities of Premiere Pro and master the application’s interface, we’ve rounded up six places for you to learn Premiere Pro. Each of these websites offer a full range of insight into Adobe’s powerful NLE system. From very basic operation to advanced editing techniques, these sites have you covered.

1. Lynda is an educational site that’s been in business since 1995. The site has over 4,000 video tutorials and more than 4,000,000 users. Purchased by the professional social media site LinkedIn in 2015, has everything you need to learn the ins and outs of Premiere Pro. While the site is a paid service (starting at $19.99 per month), you can find a few of the Premiere Pro tutorials online for free, like the video below. If you’re a professional film or video producer looking to polish your Premiere Pro skills, is a great place to achieve your goal.

2. Adobe Help

The official Adobe Help page for Premiere Pro is a great resource, especially for those just starting out in the NLE. With quick and easy-to-follow tutorials, you can learn everything you need to know about Premiere Pro from the creators themselves. As each year passes, more and more video professionals and film industry editors are using Premiere Pro. Check out the video below (from Adobe Creative Cloud) for a look at how Adobe’s NLE was used to cut Hail, Caesar!

3. Skillshare

While Skillshare can be seen as just another online educational site, it’s got one thing that sets it apart from the others: the site’s teachers are industry professionals who have the kind of Premiere Pro experience to take you to the next level. While you can get started on Skillshare for free, you’ll be limited to 350 available free classes. Sign up for a Premium Account ($8 a month) and you’ll get access to a  growing library of nearly 3,000 classes covering editing and other tasks every business professional should know.

4. Pluralsight

In addition to over 4500 professional training courses, educational website Pluralsight has a great lesson plan for Premiere Pro CC fundamentals. Sign up for a free trial to see if it works for you. If the course suits your needs, you can choose between a couple of different pricing tiers to gain access to the rest of the site’s library of lessons.

5. YouTube

Another great resource for learning Premiere Pro is good ol’ YouTube. Hundreds of editing professionals have posted videos created to help those who are just coming up through the ranks. Search the site for “Premiere Pro + the technique you’d like to learn” and you’ll likely find several different options. Obviously, you’re going to find some stinkers among the results, but rest assured — there are some great Premiere Pro resources to be had on YouTube. Here’s some Premiere Pro basics from TheXtremesoundz.

6. Vimeo Video School

Just like YouTube, Vimeo has a host of Premiere Pro tutorials for you to peruse and plunder. In fact, Vimeo has a staff-curated page full of in-depth Premiere Pro educational content. With so many great tutorials, taught by true Premiere Pro professionals, you’ll be on your way to mastering the NLE in no time.

While the resources above are fantastic, they only scratch the surface of what’s out there. Check out Digital TutorsLarry Jordan, and Udemy for even more Premiere Pro action. You can also always check out the Premiere Pro section of PremiumBeat, where you’ll find hundreds of articles from industry professionals created to expand your Premiere Pro knowledge base.