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How to Clone Yourself Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorial

October 30, 2019

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here’s the tutorial on how to clone yourself in Premiere Pro Hey Everybody and welcome back to
Gal in this video I’m going to show you how I clone myselfwhy just fast forward so first off why
would you even want to clone yourself well cloning has been done by many
acapella musicians like Mike Tompkins for doing cool music videos showing how
he plays multiple instruments and also in Hollywood such as Parent Trap where
Lindsay Lohan was duplicated to make it look like she had a twin now to clone
myself I use a tripod to fill myself in four different locations doing 4
different things so you see here I’m setting up the lights in different
locations and I’m not crossing paths with the other
Gals in the scene so then I got four different shots recorded with the tripod
and this is what they looked like all next to each other here but then the
next step is to take this into Premiere Pro and then add a mask to each layer to
produce this awesome effect so let’s go ahead and jump on in
so just to break it down here I film this all in one take and I just chopped
it up and stack them on top of each other so you have video layer one two
three and four so right over here if I turn off video layer four you can see
that I go away if I turn off video layer three the Gal on the Left disappears
and if I turn off video layer two I disappear on the right and then the main
video clip is me coming to sit down which is the base clip so I come in the
screen here then video layer two is on and what I did is I created an opacity
mask so you can see the mask that I created over here so I basically only am
showing this part of the frame so that way I don’t cut over top of me sitting
here in the chair now let me turn on video layer three same thing opacity
mask but on the right so you can see I have a mask around me here on the left
and then over here if I turn on this layer this is a little bit more complex
of a mask because I had to go around this light here you click on this you can
see what that looks like so let’s go on over here to the demo and you can see I
have all four Clips here stacked on top of each other but we have to get started
here so you see if I turn off all these layers
it’s just me sitting there so I come into frame and I sit down now let me
turn on the second layer here and this is me walking and frame on the right so
I’m not here I need to draw a mask around me so to do that what I’m going
to do is just select video layer two and then go up to opacity and select the pen
tool and I’m just going to click click click click and click
now this one’s pretty easy mask because there’s not too much intersecting going
on there is a moment where my hand reaches out so see right here I just
have to be careful that my hand doesn’t overlap here because what happens if I
go like this you can see it cuts off my hand in my body so you got to keep it
over here but also make sure that this light stand is fully there all right so
that mask is done and that looks good you can also add a little bit of
feathering around the mask so that way it blends in better so if I click off
you can see you don’t see the mask at all if I click back on and I don’t add
any feathering on the mask its zero you can see there’s a little bit of a line
there it’s very settle but just so it blends in I highly recommend adding in a
mask so it just blends in much better all right so this mask is done now let’s
go to video layer 3 and I need to add a mask go to opacity click on the pen
tool and I’m just going to click click click click and click alright so now we
have this mask and you can reduce this down to 50% so you can bring it off
screen like so and that should work so then you just fit and now you can also
add some feathering as well just a little bit and now we have three of the
Gals here so now when we play it back and kind of scrub through you can see
that there’s a problem here so what happened is is that this layer here
comes in too early because it’s cutting me off below so to fix that I’m just
going to shift it over so when I come into frame here and I sit down that’s
when this layer of me coming in on the right can come in so I can roll this
edit back and move this over and so there we go
we’re in scene so then the last clip we turn it on this is where I just come in
at the last minute so as I come in over here on the right I’ll just roll this
edit back and then I’ll create a mask and then we can refine it so let’s go up
to effect controls go to opacity and then just quickly draw a mask around
here and once I close the mask you’ll see me appear in the other scenes
because these exist below this okay so what we need to do now is make sure that
this mask goes directly around this light so it doesn’t cut it off so this
is where i zoom into a 150% and I hit the alt/option
key to make this rounded like so and really get this as close as possible
around the edge here and then we can scrub through just to make sure that my
shoes don’t get in front of the mask so then here that works and then just here
my foot gets cut off so we need to drag that down like so until my feet are in
the shot and you can add another point just so my hand doesn’t get in the shot
so that’s how we did the last one and then we’re done we have four different
masks for different Gals in the scene and this is the final effect so I hope that you guys enjoy this
awesome tutorial and put it to practice and start cloning yourself for your next
project if you guys have any questions at all sure to leave a comment below I
like to see what you guys say so be sure to do that and also give this
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  • Reply flash fech June 14, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I have been waiting for this clone video for years now thanks

  • Reply Mad-Eye Yokai June 14, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Just what I was looking for to help me make a cloning video. Thank you!

  • Reply anand kumar June 14, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Hey you are the best

  • Reply Alain Lafleche June 14, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Great video !! helpful…can you show the audio part πŸ™‚ associate to the clones.

  • Reply Felix Cantona June 14, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    you rock, i learn from you a whole lot…thanks

  • Reply Ghandy Tech June 14, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Cloning that's awesome I have looking for the right tutorial but finally found the perfect one

  • Reply Marc Anthony Ross June 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    I teach videography and graphic design to middle schoolers. I'll use this video in the upcoming school year as the basis of part one of a project that we did last year but in Photoshop. We'll kick it up a notch in the next phase and add dialogue as you did in your skit.

  • Reply Paul George June 14, 2019 at 11:55 pm


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  • Reply Ashiraf Adamz5 June 15, 2019 at 12:15 am

    I love this

  • Reply The Post Color Blog June 15, 2019 at 12:16 am

    haha that was an awesome intro!! Loved this one

  • Reply SYCLASS OLU June 15, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Thank you very much Madame Première Gal

  • Reply Tecla SAP com Ulisses Carvalho June 15, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Awesome! Thanks a million. Peace!

  • Reply ishaelldg June 15, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Yes, finally! Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

    Question, what are those lights and where can they be purchased? Thank you!

  • Reply ASMR subong μˆ˜λ΄‰ June 15, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Wow!! It's very natural!πŸ‘

  • Reply Sajjad Alnaely June 15, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Thanx Gal , this very easy simple tutorial for impressive cloning trick ..

  • Reply Derrick Leid June 15, 2019 at 2:49 am

    @premiereGal what is the make and model of the lights you are setting up on the tripods in the video…Thanks

  • Reply Mr. Incognito June 15, 2019 at 2:49 am


  • Reply Brad Fogle June 15, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Intro was fun, liked how you went through the whole process quickly but succinctly.

  • Reply Labin Sohtun June 15, 2019 at 2:57 am

    No one can beat premiere gal in editing

  • Reply Premiere Gal June 15, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Hey guys! Thanks for watching! It was a fun one to make! Are you going to clone yourself or someone for an upcoming video? Lemme know!

  • Reply zubair javed June 15, 2019 at 4:08 am

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  • Reply Kashif Khan June 15, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Great Video

  • Reply aaftey Creativeperson June 15, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Fantastic Work, Just Love It!

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  • Reply VSGZ8 June 15, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Your videos are simple and effective i appreciate it. Thank you for your efforts πŸ™‚

  • Reply Robert Sutschek June 15, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Awesome Gal !!!…..You're the BEST !!…KeepEmComin' ……

  • Reply Monchy Films June 15, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    OMG! Thanks so much for this video! Exactly what I was looking for!!!πŸ™Œ

  • Reply Diana Gladney - EntreWoman TV June 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Super cool Kels!

  • Reply Vivian Ifeoma Ekwegh June 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Great work! This is very explanatory! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Reply Lets Play Piano Methods June 15, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    This was great help. Thanks.

  • Reply Laura Zorza June 15, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    I LOVE those lights, but the price is too high for what I can afford right now. What is a cheaper light you would recommend for someone starting out? Thank you.

  • Reply UG Projects June 16, 2019 at 4:58 am

    very cool – great job πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

  • Reply Dan Trix June 16, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I need to start using premier pro I still use iMovie

  • Reply Angelo Kochgor June 16, 2019 at 11:49 am

    you made it so quick Gal.. but i request if you can do that again with music video clone

  • Reply V2M OFFICIAL June 16, 2019 at 11:55 am

    If u love premier gal more than I do, hit me up

  • Reply Mavic Bo June 16, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    This is an AWESOME tutorial! I'm going to use it with me on a stool playing guitar, singing a song and the other me singing harmony. I'm so glad I found your channel! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  • Reply j-foto June 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    This was great premiere Gal, I thought this was more complex until I saw how easy you made it. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Doppler Media June 16, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Great planning and choreography to make your editing a breeze! Can't wait to try it, thank you

  • Reply Jenna C June 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Fun and useful. Thankful. I need to try it!

  • Reply Adel K. June 16, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I love your vids! You r the best!

  • Reply Cut To The Point June 17, 2019 at 6:13 am

    It's always a cool effect to play with. When you want to talk to yourself though, it's really hard to time everything πŸ˜€

  • Reply waqas yasir June 17, 2019 at 6:36 am

    It's wonderful. Please provide the footage's of your video for practice

  • Reply Ademowunmi Adegbite June 17, 2019 at 9:10 am


  • Reply John Stewart June 17, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial.

  • Reply Umapotir Asor June 17, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Awesome tutorial… I knew much simpler method but that had its own limitations.. But it's great… πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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  • Reply H & S Photography June 18, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Very Cool! Thanks

  • Reply Tadd Herron June 18, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Nice. Going to use this one a lot.

  • Reply Laura Keeble June 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I do a basic version of this but didn't know you could do freeform masks. That is game changing! Thanks again!

  • Reply Jim Shaw June 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    @PremiereGal At about 2 minutes into your video you're showing how you setup for your video. In that video, there are "hits" in the video that run horizontally in the video. Can you tell me what causes that? I work in Premiere and I get "hits" like that in my video projects and I don't know what causes them. My video "hits" are usually black. Please help! I'd like any suggestions that would eliminate these from my videos. Thank you. @kidcix

  • Reply Your Everyday Woman June 20, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Can you do some beginner friendly tutorials? Kind of like an Adobe for Dummies deal?

  • Reply Anytime Homeboy June 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Reply blackdolphin66 June 23, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Absolutes great!! Yes, Premiere for beginners. Why not.

  • Reply Enis Enver June 27, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Nice work πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Me July 1, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    The organization skills and step by step process was really well done

  • Reply Vinicius Alegreti Meza July 2, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Fantastic!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Purushothaman M July 4, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Marvelous Teacher!

  • Reply IMMORTAL __X July 19, 2019 at 9:35 am

    thank you so much for this video, i need this clone effect. i will try making in my video. thanks alot

  • Reply IMMORTAL __X July 19, 2019 at 9:38 am

    this is i see 1st video in your channel , & its so amazing !!! you are really best explains in this video. i dont know more about english but, i can understand what you say in this video!!!! thanks to you keep it up

  • Reply SHADOWBANNED PRODUCTIONS August 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    If your not a professional teacher of some sort! You might want to do that! .. I learn more from you than these big name accounts… They can't explain things like you can.. πŸ‘

  • Reply MeLovePhotography247 August 3, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Premiere Gal
    I'm new to your channel and have to say, I love your videos – I'm going to use some of your techniques πŸ™‚
    Thanks and keep inspiring x

  • Reply fakhir khan August 16, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I need HELP: for some reason, after I put video1 on top of video2 and I try to use the "mask" or "crop" tool, it gives me a black background….instead of merging both video layers… πŸ™

  • Reply Rednax Fotografie September 15, 2019 at 3:32 am

    <3 It!

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  • Reply Peter Nadado September 28, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Perfect. Nice video

  • Reply Katende Mark October 28, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    nice video…easy steps to learn. thanks

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