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Animating text

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If you like to reveal text over time, you do have some basic animation capabilities to fade and move. I am going to go ahead and place a URL here. I've selected the correct group and added a new layer and we'll just put that above. We are going to drag that out, so it's the duration that we want, and I'm just going to type the web site address in. We'll go ahead and take advantage of standard controls, I'll smooth that out a bit, make it nice and large and track it a little bit looser, so it's easier to read.

Animating text

If you like to reveal text over time, you do have some basic animation capabilities to fade and move. I am going to go ahead and place a URL here. I've selected the correct group and added a new layer and we'll just put that above. We are going to drag that out, so it's the duration that we want, and I'm just going to type the web site address in. We'll go ahead and take advantage of standard controls, I'll smooth that out a bit, make it nice and large and track it a little bit looser, so it's easier to read.

Great! If I want, I could simply select the previous text layer, right-click, and choose Copy Layer Style, and then right-click on that layer to apply the same Layer Style. Great! Let's move that into place, looks about right, scroll down to where that falls in the timeline, there is out text. We can drag that where we want it to appear, and extend it so it's the correct duration. And if we twirl this down, you'll see some basic properties, the one we really care about is Transform.

We can now select this and take advantage of some basic moves. Notice that you have Panning and Zooming as presets, we usually use that with photos. I'm going to instead go to the beginning of the clip. Let's go ahead and hold down on the Shift key and drag and snap. We are going to turn on the stopwatch for Transform and Opacity. I'll come to the end, Hold down the Shift key to snap, back off one frame and add two more keyframes. Now this allows us to create fades.

I am going to want to jump back just a little bit and add a third and fourth keyframe. This is going to make it easy to do the fade up, there we go. Start at the beginning and change the Opacity down to 0. Jump to the next keyframe, you see it's 100, 100, and then 0, that works nice. And under the Transform property here, I'm just going to scale that up slightly, so it gets a little bigger. What we now have is a slowly fade growing URL.

(video playing) Looks pretty good! I just want to make sure it's properly centered. So let's position or playhead in the middle, call up our Rulers, and switch them to Percent. This makes it easier to drag a guide over and invoking the Free Transform command, I could see that I'm off a little bit.

Now what I don't want to do is add another keyframe. So we'll simply delete that keyframe, jump to the beginning, and tell it to Free Transform, Ctrl+T or Command+T. Set our beginning point, looks good. Jump to the end, Crtl+T or Command+T, and it makes it very easy to tell if you've got proper alignment. I want to a go ahead and clear that guide out and it's no longer part of my program.

Let's mute the audio and play that back. (video playing) There is my growing URL and it fades out.

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Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

40 video lessons · 11546 viewers

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  1. 6m 4s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Why use video in Photoshop?
      2m 42s
    3. What you should know before taking this course
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      40s
  2. 6m 25s
    1. Making sure your system is ready
      2m 55s
    2. Exploring the Motion workspace
      1m 27s
    3. Looking at supported file formats for editing
      2m 3s
  3. 9m 30s
    1. An overview of the Timeline panel
      3m 31s
    2. Controlling playback in the timeline
      1m 12s
    3. Viewing options in the timeline
      2m 50s
    4. Enabling timeline shortcuts
      1m 57s
  4. 31m 23s
    1. Understanding the reality of editing video
      1m 20s
    2. Setting up the timeline
      1m 56s
    3. Building the A-roll
      7m 27s
    4. Organizing B-roll
      3m 55s
    5. Adding B-roll to the timeline
      5m 26s
    6. Editing B-roll in the timeline
      4m 5s
    7. Changing the playback speed
      1m 25s
    8. Adding transitions
      5m 49s
  5. 6m 54s
    1. Adjusting volume in clips
      3m 15s
    2. Adding a music bed to the timeline
      3m 39s
  6. 12m 30s
    1. Fixing underexposed footage
      1m 14s
    2. Fixing overexposed footage
      1m 39s
    3. Adjusting contrast
      1m 15s
    4. Color balancing a video shot
      1m 15s
    5. Adding vibrance to a video clip
      1m 32s
    6. Creating black-and-white effects
      1m 11s
    7. Using photo filters
      1m 47s
    8. Using Smart Filters to soften skin
      2m 37s
  7. 16m 25s
    1. Adding a lower-third graphic
      6m 20s
    2. Animating text
      4m 15s
    3. Inserting a logo bug
      4m 14s
    4. Adding moves to photos
      1m 36s
  8. 24m 33s
    1. What to do before exporting your video
      7m 35s
    2. An overview of the Render Video dialog
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring quality-based presets
      2m 34s
    4. Exporting H.264 files
      3m 18s
    5. Exporting QuickTime files
      5m 30s
    6. Exporting a DPX sequence
      2m 9s
  9. 1m 35s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 35s

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