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Working with multiple clips

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Video: Working with multiple clips

Now that we know a little bit about working with video in Photoshop, what I want to do is dig deeper. Here we're going to take a look at how we can work with two or more clips and how we can bring those together inside of Photoshop, because typically that's a real-world scenario, right? We very rarely have one clip. Rather, we're interested in stitching or editing together multiple clips. We'll be working with these two files here. Yet, before we began that project, I want to point something out. If we go back to our last project, you'll notice that the video file, well, it's about 70 Megs, and if you click on the Photoshop file where we did our editing, this one's only about 10 Megs. That's because this file doesn't contain the video file, rather it's a linked to that file.

Working with multiple clips

Now that we know a little bit about working with video in Photoshop, what I want to do is dig deeper. Here we're going to take a look at how we can work with two or more clips and how we can bring those together inside of Photoshop, because typically that's a real-world scenario, right? We very rarely have one clip. Rather, we're interested in stitching or editing together multiple clips. We'll be working with these two files here. Yet, before we began that project, I want to point something out. If we go back to our last project, you'll notice that the video file, well, it's about 70 Megs, and if you click on the Photoshop file where we did our editing, this one's only about 10 Megs. That's because this file doesn't contain the video file, rather it's a linked to that file.

Therefore, you want to save these files in the same location as the main video file. That's really important. And I neglected to point that out, so I just wanted to highlight it here. Well, here what we're going to do is select our clips. So click on one, hold down Command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows, and then click on another. And this time we're going to open these up in a little bit more of an effective way when we're working with more than one clip, and that is to go to our Tools pulldown menu. Here we'll select Photoshop and then choose Load Files into Photoshop Layers.

This will then create a new document for us and load these two files into our Layers panel--you can see them here-- and it will also open up our timeline. Now before I do anything, I want to save this out. On a Mac press Shift+Command+S. On Windows press Shift+Ctrl+S. Let's save this out as beach.psd, and then press Enter, or Return. Well, now that we've saved this file, one of the things that I want to do is I want to spread out my clips. Currently, they're on top of each other. So in order to do that, click on one clip, hold down Command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows, and then click on the other.

Next, if you click on this video icon, it gives you the ability to create what's called a New Video Group. Well, we want to do that because it will then spread out our video clips in sequence. Let me show you what I mean. We'll go ahead and choose this option, and now here if I change the view of the timeline by dragging to the left, you can see that my video clips, well, they're in a good sequence. The video clips are also inside of this group, which is really nice. And so, again, it just will help me out a little bit. Let's go ahead and save this document. Press Command+S or Ctrl+S to do so.

All right. Well, the next thing that I need to do is to start to cut some of this content out of these clips. These video files are really fun. I captured them with my iPhone, and my daughter was down at the beach and she was riding her bodyboard there and catching waves, and so I want to have this fun little clip which showcases her riding in these waves. When I get to a point where I want to create a cut, say right here, one of the ways you can do that is to click on the clip, then you can click on the cut icon--the little icon which is a pair of scissors.

Next, you can go ahead and scrub down the timeline. And here, I'm going to scrub down the timeline until I see another nice point of action, and once I see that point, again, go ahead and click on the clip and then just click on the scissors icon. Well, now here I have this intermediary clip which has content which I don't need, I want to get rid of that. Well, just click on it and press Delete or Backspace, and it will auto adjust the timeline for you. Let's take a look at our progress here. Here we can see she catches the wave, goes back up, catches another one, and then I want to create, perhaps, another cut right about here.

Again, click in the clip, go ahead and click on the scissors icon in order to create that cut and then scrub down to see if there's another point of action that might be interesting. And with this one, they're really isn't for this file, so we click on that and then press Delete or Backspace. Now if ever you want a more precise view, you can always click to expand this, so you can really get in close and get precise in regards to where you're creating these different cuts. All right. Well, here she goes ahead and catches that last wave, and then I want to end this clip.

Another way that we can edit or cut is by hovering over the edge of the clip and then just simply clicking and dragging. And here, you can see it shows us that clip in that Preview window there. And then just let go in order to create that cut. If the cut that you've created--in this case it doesn't look good, or you don't like it--hover over the end and then just click and drag in order to change that. All right. Well, great! Well, here essentially what we've done is we've taken two clips and we've turned it into three. We're starting to stitch together our little story.

Let's continue to work with this project and see how we can work with video in Photoshop, and let's do that 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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