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Adding typography and audio to a video project

From: Photoshop CS6 for Photographers New Features

Video: Adding typography and audio to a video project

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.

Adding typography and audio to a video project

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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Photoshop CS6 for Photographers New Features

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  1. 2m 8s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. Using the exercise files
      43s
  2. 12m 23s
    1. Getting familiar with and customizing the interface
      3m 26s
    2. Arranging photos and choosing Screen Mode options
      2m 6s
    3. Selecting a workspace
      2m 47s
    4. Introducing Auto-Save and Background Save
      4m 4s
  3. 8m 23s
    1. Creating a contact sheet in Bridge or Photoshop
      4m 2s
    2. Working with Mini Bridge
      4m 21s
  4. 31m 23s
    1. Introducing the new basic tone controls
      3m 18s
    2. Learning about the basic controls
      3m 42s
    3. Enhancing and correcting your images with more power
      3m 35s
    4. Updating the processed version of legacy files
      3m 11s
    5. Adding midtone contrast with a better Clarity control
      4m 20s
    6. Utilizing the new Adjustment Brush features
      4m 59s
    7. Painting away moiré patterns
      2m 40s
    8. Making precise adjustments with the Point Tone Curve panel
      3m 39s
    9. Using lens corrections to remove color fringing
      1m 59s
  5. 28m 49s
    1. Applying layer style effects to a group
      2m 24s
    2. Working with groups and filtering
      7m 50s
    3. Blending and renaming layers
      5m 46s
    4. Free transforming a layer with the Bicubic Automatic interpolation option
      5m 28s
    5. Filtering and finding layers
      4m 15s
    6. Using a shortcut to change the fill and opacity of a layer
      3m 6s
  6. 12m 37s
    1. Adding Field Blur
      3m 24s
    2. Working with Iris Blur
      3m 55s
    3. Enhancing photographs with the Tilt-Shift Blur tool
      5m 18s
  7. 21m 24s
    1. Making content-aware corrections with the Patch tool
      4m 33s
    2. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      7m 3s
    3. Making effective selections for Content-Aware Move
      6m 54s
    4. Finishing the project and extending the canvas
      2m 54s
  8. 43m 29s
    1. Using the Properties panel
      3m 4s
    2. Making automatic adjustments
      6m 4s
    3. Cropping redefined
      6m 9s
    4. Using perspective cropping
      2m 48s
    5. Adding a light source with Lighting Effects
      6m 26s
    6. Working with Liquify in real time
      2m 52s
    7. Making adjustments with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      7m 22s
    8. Using Face-Aware Mask Generation
      3m 1s
    9. Sizing images with the Bicubic Automatic interpolation option
      1m 53s
    10. Changing brush characteristics and making paths
      3m 50s
  9. 27m 6s
    1. Getting started with video in Photoshop
      5m 45s
    2. Adding typography and audio to a video project
      5m 13s
    3. Working with multiple clips
      4m 41s
    4. Adding audio and transitions and exporting the final project
      6m 21s
    5. Thinking creatively about working with video
      5m 6s
  10. 4m 23s
    1. Working with the new Print dialogue
      4m 23s
  11. 20m 46s
    1. Introducing Creative Cloud
      1m 5s
    2. Modifying still images with the Blur Gallery and Smart Filters
      6m 28s
    3. Adding a creative blur effect to video clips
      4m 56s
    4. Changing image size and resolution with the Crop tool
      3m 30s
    5. Using conditional actions to add watermarks
      4m 47s
  12. 33s
    1. Goodbye
      33s

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