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Photoshop for Video Editors: Core Skills

with Richard Harrington

Video: Welcome

Shows how to use Photoshop to perform video editing tasks, such as lens correction, color grading, and more.
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  1. 2m 18s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 19m 32s
    1. Understanding resolution
      5m 17s
    2. Understanding pixel aspect ratio
      3m 24s
    3. Understanding image mode
      4m 21s
    4. Understanding bit depth
      6m 30s
  3. 24m 51s
    1. Creating a new Photoshop file to match your sequence settings
      2m 42s
    2. The Power Place technique
      2m 49s
    3. Adjusting a raw file
      6m 25s
    4. Fixing exposure
      4m 39s
    5. Fixing contrast
      3m 52s
    6. Using Content-Aware Scale
      2m 57s
    7. Sending to a nonlinear editor (NLE)
      1m 27s
  4. 13m 47s
    1. Setting the canvas
      1m 31s
    2. Placing the vector logo
      1m 48s
    3. Working with raster logos
      3m 4s
    4. Enhancing with styles
      3m 46s
    5. Setting transparency
      3m 38s
  5. 30m 42s
    1. Preparing a layered file for animation
      10m 11s
    2. Adjusting blending modes
      1m 55s
    3. Animating a logo with keyframes in Photoshop
      7m 17s
    4. Animating a logo with keyframes in an NLE
      4m 0s
    5. Animating a logo with keyframes in After Effects
      7m 19s
  6. 13m 58s
    1. Understanding the Gradient Wipe effect
      3m 48s
    2. Creating custom gradients
      3m 26s
    3. Loading gradients
      2m 25s
    4. Adjusting transition controls
      4m 19s
  7. 22m 15s
    1. Sending footage to Photoshop
      5m 28s
    2. Fixing lens correction automatically
      2m 53s
    3. Fine-tuning lens correction
      3m 13s
    4. Fixing distortion in panoramas with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      7m 28s
    5. Rendering the video for the NLE
      3m 13s
  8. 6m 27s
    1. Actions panel overview
      1m 53s
    2. Using the Video Actions set
      4m 34s
  9. 23m 5s
    1. Secondary color correction
      3m 53s
    2. Advanced secondary color correction with After Effects
      7m 15s
    3. Black-and-white conversion
      1m 42s
    4. Using the Spot Color effect
      2m 12s
    5. Using Photoshop filters on a video clip
      3m 30s
    6. Creating a digital painting
      4m 33s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. The Lens Blur effect in Photoshop
      4m 52s
    2. Creating a depth matte with gradients
      3m 49s
    3. Creating a depth matte with the Blur Gallery
      3m 56s
    4. The Lens Blur effect in After Effects
      2m 35s
    5. Animating a tilt-shift effect
      2m 4s
  11. 13m 29s
    1. Exploring similarities between the interfaces
      2m 38s
    2. Exploring matched presets
      5m 21s
    3. Creating a new PSD link
      5m 30s
  12. 51s
    1. Goodybe

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Photoshop for Video Editors: Core Skills
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This course details Adobe Photoshop features of use to video editors. Author Rich Harrington describes core digital imaging concepts and shows how to perform basic image adjustments, such as correcting exposure and contrast. He also works through a series of practical techniques, from designing and animating a logo to creating a gradient wipe for use in motion backgrounds. The course also covers using the Photoshop editing tools and video timeline for advanced tasks, such as correcting lens distortion, color grading, and enhancing depth of field.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Understanding still image concepts such as resolution and bit depth
  • Matching your sequence settings
  • Using Content-Aware Scale
  • Working with raster and vector images
  • Setting transparency
  • Adjusting blend modes
  • Animating with keyframes
  • Creating custom gradients
  • Performing automatic lens correction
  • Using actions to speed up video workflows
  • Correcting color
  • Creating a depth matte with gradients
  • Integrating Photoshop with Premiere Pro and After Effects
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My name is Rich Harrington and welcome to Photoshop for Video Editors Core Skills. In this course, we're going to explore the essential skills needed when using Adobe Photoshop, to create graphics for use in a video edit. This course will also be applicable, if you work in motion graphics with applications like Adobe After Effects. Now, my background with Photoshop and video graphics goes way back. The very first book I ever wrote was called Photoshop for Nonlinear Editors. And that book tackled a lot of the core information we're going to look at today. However, things have continued to change with Photoshop with the introduction of non-square pixels, support for working with video files natively, as well as a wealth of other features that really extend its toolset.

Photoshop is absolutely an essential tool for creating video graphics. In this course, I want to demystify a lot of the tough things like, total resolution that you need, template sizes, what type of graphics you need, how to work with text, alpha channels, non- square pixels, a whole wide range of things. I have also thrown in a lot of design concepts as well, to really help you add some sizzle to your piece. So, we have a lot to explore. Let's jump in.

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