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Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects
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Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects

with Richard Harrington

Video: Welcome

Hi! My name is Rich Harrington and thanks for joining me today to learn about using Photoshop and After Effects to create effects with your photos. We are going to be using this in a documentary approach, using photos to tell stories. Now you might be working on a documentary, broadcast news corporate video, or any piece where photos are a key element to your storytelling ability. What I'd like you to understand is that we're going to be using two tools. We are going to start in Photoshop where we clean up our pictures and then move to After Effects, where we add moves and scans.
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  1. 3m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 50s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 14s
  2. 7m 35s
    1. Adding ratings
      1m 58s
    2. Checking focus
      1m 33s
    3. Using Review mode
      1m 59s
    4. Batch renaming files
      2m 5s
  3. 13m 46s
    1. Resolution requirements for video
      2m 14s
    2. Requirements for panning and scanning
      2m 21s
    3. Using the Place command to size an image
      3m 4s
    4. Doubling an image
      2m 17s
    5. Batch processing with the Image Processor script
      3m 50s
  4. 4m 16s
    1. Requirements for video
      4m 16s
  5. 7m 16s
    1. Removing damage with the Clone Stamp tool
      2m 47s
    2. Removing damage with the Healing Brush tool
      2m 25s
    3. Removing damage with the Patch tool
      2m 4s
  6. 7m 0s
    1. Using Content-Aware Scale
      3m 59s
    2. Removing objects with Content-Aware Fill
      3m 1s
  7. 11m 28s
    1. Adjusting the focus point by blurring
      2m 28s
    2. Using the Sharpening effect
      2m 53s
    3. Creating a Lens Blur effect
      4m 14s
    4. Adding a vignette
      1m 53s
  8. 13m 48s
    1. Correcting alignment
      5m 28s
    2. Cropping for composition
      8m 20s
  9. 20m 0s
    1. Restoring contrast with levels
      3m 27s
    2. Shadows/Highlights effect
      4m 44s
    3. Restoring contrast with curves
      2m 52s
    4. Adding a sepia-tone or duotone effect
      2m 25s
    5. Using layer styles for a consistent effect
      6m 32s
  10. 23m 45s
    1. Why use After Effects?
      1m 20s
    2. Importing image files
      1m 46s
    3. Organizing images with folders
      2m 7s
    4. Creating compositions
      3m 13s
    5. Essential animation controls
      5m 31s
    6. Previewing the animation
      3m 12s
    7. Using eases and keyframe assistants
      3m 39s
    8. Adding vignettes in After Effects
      2m 57s
  11. 10m 1s
    1. Rendering animations
      3m 4s
    2. Creating render presets
      2m 20s
    3. Saving time with batch rendering
      1m 45s
    4. Using After Effect projects natively in Premiere Pro
      2m 52s
  12. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects
2h 2m Intermediate Feb 27, 2012

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In this course, author Rich Harrington explores the world of documentary storytelling, using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand-new works of art. Basic image editing techniques in Photoshop such as toning, cropping, sharpening, and resizing are covered. The course also shows how to add movement to photos in After Effects, helping to create a dramatic story.

Topics include:
  • Understanding resolution
  • Organizing photos with Adobe Bridge
  • Renaming files
  • Working in the right color space
  • Removing damage with the healing and cloning tools
  • Making Content-Aware Scale and Fill repairs
  • Controlling focus with blurring and sharpening
  • Correcting alignment
  • Restoring contrast with Curves and Levels
  • Importing images in After Effects
  • Using Ease and keyframe assistants
  • Adding vignettes
  • Rendering animations
Subject:
Video
Software:
After Effects Photoshop
Author:
Richard Harrington

Welcome

Hi! My name is Rich Harrington and thanks for joining me today to learn about using Photoshop and After Effects to create effects with your photos. We are going to be using this in a documentary approach, using photos to tell stories. Now you might be working on a documentary, broadcast news corporate video, or any piece where photos are a key element to your storytelling ability. What I'd like you to understand is that we're going to be using two tools. We are going to start in Photoshop where we clean up our pictures and then move to After Effects, where we add moves and scans.

If you only have one of these applications, you could still get a lot out of this class. Just watch the sections on Photoshop or After Effects respectively. If you're new to Adobe After Effects, you could download a fully functional 30-day trial from Adobe's website that you can use to try out these exercises. Now, using these tools together is pretty straightforward, and what I'd like to point out is that here on lynda.com we have a huge wealth of training on both Photoshop and After Effects. Today I am going to assume that you're relatively new to each application.

Hopefully, you have fired up in Photoshop before. If not, you might want to check out the essential training title here on lynda.com. But in either case, we are going to go ahead and explore the tools with a very specific workflow. So even if you're relatively new or infinitely experienced, you are going to learn a targeted workflow designed to work with historical images, both black-and-white and color. We are going to tackle common problems that need fixing as well as fix things like composition, color, exposure, tone. And then of course, we'll move into After Effects where we have zooms and pans to tell our story dramatically.

Thanks again for joining us. Let's get started.

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