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With the release of Photoshop CS6, Adobe introduced the ability to edit video footage. Author Rich Harrington guides you through this brand-new workflow, from building a sequence to working with audio and exporting your video in a variety of high-quality formats. The course also covers how Photoshop's strongest feature, its image enhancement toolset, translates to video, from fixing under- or overexposed footage, performing color balancing, and adding vibrance and contrast to special effects, such as converting to black and white and using Smart Filters to soften skin.
So here's the good news, all the things you love about color correcting in Photoshop can now be applied to video, it's super easy to fix your shots and this is one of the things I really like about the video editing features. Let's tackle fixing an underexposed shot first. I've gone ahead and selected one of the clips in the timeline that looks a tad underexposed to me. Notice that when you choose it, it automatically becomes visible in the particular group you're working with. You could then go up to the Adjustments panel and simply click to add an Adjustment layer, there it is. I'm just going to pull the white point in on this shot, and that's going to start to lift the brightness, play with the middle gray slider there.
Remember, clicking the eyeball icon makes it very easy to see the before and after, and I really like how we've brightened up the exposure and fixed contrast here with levels. That's looking pretty solid, I'll open up just a little bit more, lower the output level so the whites don't clip, and then toss on some Vibrance here to really help lift out the color in the scene. There it is! You notice that both Adjustment layers are clipped, so they only apply to that single shot.
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