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If you want to add motion to still images and create a slideshow, it's really easy to do this in Photoshop. I'll start in Bridge and select the images that I want to work with. I'll click on the first one, hold down the Shift key, and then click on the last one to select them all. And then I'll choose Tools, and then Photoshop, and I'm going to load all of these files into Photoshop layers, so that will open then into a single document with multiple layers. Now, when I load these files, you'll notice that because they were all JPEG files, Photoshop is not going to treat them as video clips that I want to manipulate.
So let's show our Timeline panel. I'll click once on the word Timeline in order to make it visible.. And then, I'll click right at the top of the Timeline panel, and just drag up in order to expand this, and I want to create a Video Timeline. So now that I've created a Video Timeline, we can see that all of the images are stacked right on top of each other. I'll go ahead and close this little warning in order to get that out of the way, and then, I am going to select all of my layers the top one's selected.
I will hold down the Shift key and then select the bottom one to select them all. And then on my Timeline, I'll click on this little movie icon and select New Video Group from Clips. So as soon as I select that, we can see on the Layers panel that Photoshop has placed all of those individual still images into a video group. Now, I can only see one right now in my timeline, so I need to zoom out by using the slider. Now, we can see that Photoshop has placed all of these individual still images sequentially on my timeline, but if I were to tap the Spacebar or click on the Play button. You can see that they're actually quite boring because there's no movement in them whatsoever.
So I'll tap the Spacebar again in order to stop previewing, and we're going to add some motion. I'll click on the triangle here, on the right side of the clip. Then we can select from all of these different options. So, on the first image, I'll go ahead and choose a Pan & Zoom and we'll zoom in. Then, I'll move to the second image, use the Motion Controls again to Pan & Zoom. But this time, let's zoom out and let's also change the pan angle. You'll notice that I want to resize to fill the canvas, meaning that I want to make sure the entire video frame is filled at all times. I don't want there to be any black or white around the edges. Alright.
Moving to the third clip here. We'll select to simply Pan this time. So it's only going to pan, not pan and zoom. On the fourth one, we'll select Zoom, on the fifth one, we'll choose Rotate and finally, on the last one, we'll choose to Rotate and Zoom. I'll tap Enter Return to dismiss the dialog, then we can click on the icon to return back to the first image. And before we preview this, let's also add a nice fade in between each one. So I'll click on my fade icon, I'll select crossfade, and just drag it in between each one of these still images so that we don't have that abrupt cut in between them.
But instead, one image will fade to another. We could also add a fade-in if we wanted to at the beginning, all fade with black and all fade out to black as well. Tap Return or Enter to dismiss that, and then tap the space bar or click the Play button. So we can see that the first one is zooming in panning, second one zooms and pans as well, but it's zooming out. Then the next one we'll simply pan. The fourth one we'll zoom. The fifth one we're going to get a little bit of a rotation here. And then, the sixth one we'll rotate as well as zoom. And you can add audio like we did in the first video of this chapter. When we're finished we will save the document.
Which will save the Photoshop document. In this case I will title it SlideShow. Click Save. Okay, and then in order to actually render the slide show as a video, I would select export, render to video, name the video. In this case, I'll just add hot springs to the front so I know what slide show it is. And then I'll quickly select a preset here In this case I'll move down to the YouTube settings maybe 720 and then click Render.
And when we're done rendering I have my slideshow ready to be posted to Youtube. So as you can you see it's very easy to add still images and create a timeline in order to add motion to those images. And of course, we're not limited to working with either stills or videos. We can integrate them both into the same project. And when you're ready to share them with the world, you can take advantage of the presets and render out your multimedia creations.
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