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This course explores the newest version of Photoshop from a photographer's perspective—helping users of previous versions of Photoshop make upgrade decisions and get up to speed with CS6. Author Chris Orwig covers the improvements to Camera Raw, including the improved exposure controls, Adjustment Brush tool, and Lens Correction filter. He then addresses the enhancements in Photoshop, such as the new Layer panel behavior, which makes renaming and organizing layers almost effortless, and image-editing features like content-aware retouching, photorealistic blur effects, and redefined nondestructive cropping; plus the brand-new ability to edit video in Photoshop. The final chapter addresses the new Creative Cloud subscription option, detailing features of interest to photographers: the enhanced Blur Gallery and Liquify filters, conditional actions, and improvements to the Crop tool.
Here in this movie we are going to continue to work with the same video clip. Yet, here we are going to focus in on how we could add some type and how we could fade that type in--and also how we could add an audio track. Well, in order to add type, what we want to do is create what's called a new video group. You can do that by clicking in your timeline on this little icon here. Go ahead and click on that, then choose New Video Group. You'll notice that you now have a new folder or Video Group. Next select the Type tool. You can do that by clicking on it in the Tools panel.
Then I will go ahead and click on the image. I am just going to type out this particular person's name, Rob Machado. Next, press Command+Return in order to apply that type. Here I will select the Move tool. Now I am going to go ahead and reposition this. I want is to show up right about here. Well, now currently the type shows up at the beginning of this movie file. I don't want that. So just click and drag and move it over. Here I wanted to show up a little bit further down the line so that here he'll turn his head. Then once he does, we will have his name show up there.
Okay. Well, I want to modify this typography a little bit. I can do so, say, by adding some layer style effects. To do that, simply double-click the layer. Here we will add a drop shadow, also a brush stroke around this. The brush stroke that I am going to add is going to be a white brush stroke. So I will choose that option here and then click OK. After you've dialed in the effect, here you can simply click OK. And again, this is the same as it is with regular Photoshop or just simply modifying this text layer.
Well, with this text layer, I want it to be a little bit transparent. So I am going to decrease or diminish the fill amount. This will then remove the black from this copy so that you can kind of see through this and you can see the video file there in the background. If you want to make this bigger, we will press Command+T on a Mac, Ctrl+T on Windows, and then click one of the handles there in order to free transform it. Well, as you can start to see, I can have the show up--as I mentioned--kind of as a title slide, so that this person is introduced in this surf movie, shows his face, he looks at the camera, here comes his name, and then the clip moves on.
Well, of course, I want this to fade in. So here, I will go ahead and click on this Transition icon, and I am just going to choose Fade Here and then click and drag and drop that onto this area. Next we will scrub that to see how this looks. Again, you can see that that slowly fades in, and that looks really nice. All right. Well, what about the end of this clip? If we want this to exist for more time, just simply click and drag so that it lives all the way over here. And then again, we will find this fade icon here and drag and drop that to this area.
If we want to change this, just hover over it and click and drag, or hover over the edge and click and drag if you want that to fade out before the subject does. And here, you can see how that might work with his name disappearing and then file fades away. Okay, Well, now that we have all these elements together, I'm really ready to add the audio file. My audio track down here is a little bit buried. I can't quite see it. So hover over the dividing line between the media file or the video file and the timeline--when you do, your cursor will change--click and drag that up, so we can focus in on our audio track.
Here if you click on the Music icon, it gives you the ability to add an audio file. The audio file that I'm adding is titled rob-music.wav. We can import wave or MP3 files and other audio files as well. Okay. Well, let's scrub back to the beginning, and what I want to do is just start to play this clip to see how it looks. Here we will click on the play icon and watch it. (Audio Playing) All right. Well, that looks good, except that the audio file, well it goes on and on.
Well, how could I change that or how could I cut that? Well, if you make your way to the end here, what you can do is simply click on this clip and then go ahead and click on the scissors icon. That will create a cut. You can see that it cut this music file in the two pieces. We will click on the new piece, or the piece that you don't want, on the right and then press Delete or Backspace, and now it's gone. All right. Well, what about fading the audio file out? Well, in order to do that, what you can do is click on the audio file and then Right-click or Ctrl-click.
This will open up this Audio dialog. Here in this dialog I will choose to have this fade in and also fade out, and that can determine the length of the fade there. Next, I will go ahead and play this end part to see how this sounds. Here we will click on the Play button. All right. Well, that's pretty good. You could see how you could use that as a title slide, say, in a longer movie, and what this has taught us is how we can start to work with some different elements. Before we leave this movie, I am going to go ahead and save this file and close it.
So here, File > Save, and then eventually we will close it, and I just want to highlight that because when you're working with video, again, you have these really large file sizes and you're putting in all this effort, you want to make sure that you're saving your files pretty frequently. All right. Well, I will catch you in the next movie.
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