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Why use video in Photoshop?

Why use video in Photoshop? provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harringt… Show More

Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

with Richard Harrington

Video: Why use video in Photoshop?

Why use video in Photoshop? provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Editing Video in Photoshop CS6
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  1. 6m 5s
    1. Welcome
    2. Why use video in Photoshop?
      2m 42s
    3. What you should know before taking this course
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
  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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Why use video in Photoshop?
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Why use video in Photoshop? provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

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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.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the video file formats supported in Photoshop
  • Controlling playback in the Timeline
  • Building a sequence
  • Organizing and editing A-roll and B-roll footage
  • Adding transitions
  • Adjusting volume
  • Adding music
  • Color balancing a shot
  • Adjusting contrast
  • Adding a lower-third graphic
  • Animating text
  • Exporting to H.264 or QuickTime

Why use video in Photoshop?

When Adobe Photoshop CS6 was announced with video editing features, many people asked, why? And it's a legitimate question. However it's important realize that Photoshop and video have a long history together. Photoshop was started, in part, as a tool for Industrial Light & Magic; an engineer who worked there, by John Knoll, and his brother Thomas put the tool together. It's got a long history of working on film and video projects. Even recent versions of Adobe Photoshop gave us the ability to open up video files, and edit individual clips.

There was a timeline in Photoshop Extended. There was the ability to color correct and modify video. Was it a great experience? Not necessarily, and it wasn't even something that many people could do, since it was isolated to the Photoshop Extended version, which only came with certain versions of the Suite, or was a more expensive upgrade that many people didn't take. So Photoshop and video is nothing new, it's just dramatically better, which takes us back to the, why would I want to edit video in Photoshop? Well, the real answer to that question is simple, because you want to. If you don't want to edit video in Photoshop, you shouldn't watch this class. If you're perfectly comfortable working in a tool like Adobe Premiere Pro, or Final Cut X, you might not need Photoshop.

Photoshop is a very streamlined tool that's designed to give you just what you need for basic video editing. It's essentially there to help millions of photographers and designers get all that the DSLR and other video, off their hard drives and start putting it into action. If you need to fix a few shots, it's a great tool. If you need to assemble a short video for the web, it's a really good tool. It's got a lot of features, and I think what really stands out is the seamless ability to color correct using the Photoshop tools you know and love, as well as the ability to have a nice, simple interface for assembling video clips together quickly.

Now when you are all done, there are lots of robust publishing options, so you can create professional quality files, DPX image sequences to put it into any professional workflow, or you can go direct to friendly formats for the web like H.264 or Flash video. Really though, answer this for yourself. Do you want to edit video in Photoshop, or are you more comfortable with another tool? Photoshop has a great interface for color correction and for simplified editing, but if you have a complex project with hundreds of clips and hours of footage to go through, Photoshop probably is not the right tool. Think fast, think quick. Get it off the hard drive, get it put together and get it published. That's what it's all about.

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