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There are several ways to work with video and audio clips in Photoshop. If I want to add an individual clip, I can open that clip through Photoshop using the File > Open command. But since I want to work with multiple clips, I'm going to choose to browse in Bridge instead. And then I'll select the first three video clips here. And select Tools > Photoshop and then load these files into a single Photoshop document as their own individual layers. As Photoshop loads those clips as video layers, we can see that it automatically displays the Timeline panel that had been collapsed down in the lower left. If the Timeline panel isn't showing, select the Window menu and choose Timeline.
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  1. 1m 42s
    1. What is Photoshop?
      1m 42s
  2. 2m 52s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files
      25s
    3. Installing Adobe Bridge
      1m 23s
  3. 40m 58s
    1. What is Adobe Bridge?
      3m 3s
    2. Getting photos from a camera
      6m 0s
    3. A tour of workspaces in Bridge
      8m 30s
    4. Customizing how thumbnails are displayed
      4m 42s
    5. Changing file names and batch renaming
      4m 39s
    6. Adding basic metadata with metadata templates
      4m 46s
    7. Creating and applying keywords to images
      7m 1s
    8. Viewing images in Full Screen Preview mode
      2m 17s
  4. 27m 23s
    1. Using Review mode to filter out rejected images
      5m 32s
    2. Saving images in collections
      3m 52s
    3. Rating and labeling images
      4m 31s
    4. Using the Filter panel to view different subsets
      3m 7s
    5. Using smart collections
      3m 39s
    6. Viewing final selects in a slideshow
      2m 50s
    7. Organizing groups of images into stacks
      3m 52s
  5. 29m 57s
    1. Comparing raw and JPEG files
      5m 5s
    2. Starting in Camera Raw instead of Photoshop
      4m 1s
    3. Touring the Camera Raw user interface
      5m 29s
    4. Previewing before and after adjustments
      3m 18s
    5. Toggling onscreen Shadow/Highlight clipping warnings
      4m 44s
    6. Choosing output settings
      3m 34s
    7. Saving a copy without going to Photoshop
      3m 46s
  6. 57m 3s
    1. Using the nondestructive Crop tool: Door and window with ramp
      3m 42s
    2. Correcting a tilted horizon line with the Straighten tool
      4m 12s
    3. Fixing color casts with the White Balance tool
      3m 52s
    4. Fixing blown-out highlights
      6m 38s
    5. Revealing hidden shadow detail
      4m 36s
    6. Reducing distracting color noise with Noise Reduction
      5m 55s
    7. Correcting lens distortion
      5m 17s
    8. Making perspective corrections to images
      5m 51s
    9. Removing chromatic aberration
      3m 32s
    10. Sharpening details
      7m 23s
    11. Making an average photo great
      6m 5s
  7. 1h 3m
    1. Using the Graduated Filter tool
      5m 39s
    2. Adding a radial gradient
      6m 35s
    3. Making local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush
      11m 19s
    4. Retouching blemishes with the Spot Removal tool
      4m 35s
    5. A quick portrait retouching technique using Clarity
      7m 49s
    6. Converting to black and white
      3m 17s
    7. Editing images directly with the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 56s
    8. Selective coloring effects with the Adjustment Brush
      5m 56s
    9. Easy sepia and split-tone effects
      4m 11s
    10. Adding digital film grain texture effects
      2m 27s
    11. Adding vignettes and border effects
      4m 24s
    12. Saving variations within a single file with the Snapshot command
      3m 27s
  8. 19m 16s
    1. Copying and pasting settings across files
      1m 52s
    2. Processing multiple files in Camera Raw
      4m 22s
    3. Saving and using a library of Camera Raw presets
      5m 47s
    4. Saving multiple files in Camera Raw
      3m 36s
    5. Using Image Processor to batch process multiple files
      3m 39s
  9. 35m 30s
    1. Opening files from Bridge
      3m 9s
    2. Opening files from Mini Bridge
      4m 40s
    3. Customizing the Mini Bridge panel
      5m 11s
    4. Customizing the interface in Photoshop
      3m 49s
    5. Managing panels
      5m 1s
    6. Switching and saving workspaces
      3m 45s
    7. Switching tools using the keyboard
      3m 21s
    8. Customizing the keyboard shortcuts
      6m 34s
  10. 22m 49s
    1. Working with tabbed documents
      2m 51s
    2. Arranging documents
      3m 37s
    3. Stopping Photoshop from tabbing documents
      2m 49s
    4. Panning, zooming, and using the Rotate View tool
      9m 51s
    5. Cycling through the different screen modes
      3m 41s
  11. 26m 19s
    1. Understanding file formats
      8m 26s
    2. Choosing the resolution you need
      5m 15s
    3. Understanding Resize vs. Resample
      9m 40s
    4. How big a print can you make with your image?
      2m 58s
  12. 59m 15s
    1. Using Undo and the History panel
      6m 40s
    2. Using crop options
      4m 20s
    3. Understanding Hide vs. Delete for the Crop tool
      3m 52s
    4. Cropping to the perfect print size
      3m 51s
    5. Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool
      5m 2s
    6. Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command
      4m 57s
    7. Straightening a crooked image
      4m 21s
    8. Removing keystoning from buildings
      2m 6s
    9. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
    10. Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform
      8m 29s
    11. Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects
      3m 56s
    12. Warping images
      4m 48s
    13. Preserving important elements with Content-Aware Scale
      4m 49s
  13. 43m 18s
    1. Exploring layer basics
      13m 25s
    2. Loading, selecting, and transforming layers
      10m 51s
    3. Organizing layers into layer groups
      8m 47s
    4. Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers
      10m 15s
  14. 1h 7m
    1. Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
      11m 41s
    2. Combining selections
      6m 40s
    3. Converting a selection into a layer mask
      7m 40s
    4. Using the Quick Selection tool and Refine Edge
      7m 12s
    5. Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge
      9m 28s
    6. Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool
      5m 42s
    7. Changing the opacity, size, and hardness of the painting tools
      9m 9s
    8. Blending images with a gradient layer mask
      4m 55s
    9. Combining multiple exposures with layer masks
      5m 5s
  15. 42m 5s
    1. Introducing adjustment layers
      3m 29s
    2. Starting with a preset
      2m 36s
    3. Improving tonal quality with Levels
      7m 32s
    4. Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
      5m 7s
    5. Removing a color cast with Auto Color
      2m 37s
    6. Changing the color temperature with Photo Filter
      1m 56s
    7. Shifting colors with Hue/Saturation
      5m 39s
    8. Making washed-out colors pop with Vibrance
      2m 7s
    9. Converting color to black and white
      3m 32s
    10. Creating traditional darkroom toning effects
      2m 51s
    11. Controlling which layers are affected by an adjustment layer
      3m 49s
    12. Three different ways to add an adjustment layer
      50s
  16. 24m 41s
    1. Adjusting shadows and highlights
      5m 49s
    2. Replacing color using Selective Color
      5m 39s
    3. Using fill layers to create a hand-painted look
      7m 18s
    4. Using a gradient fill layer to add a color wash
      5m 55s
  17. 38m 11s
    1. Removing blemishes with the Healing Brush and Patch tools
      10m 21s
    2. A quick technique for smoothing skin and pores
      3m 4s
    3. Making teeth bright and white
      2m 47s
    4. Brightening eyes, to make a person appear more alert
      6m 31s
    5. Taming flyaway hair
      4m 53s
    6. De-emphasizing wrinkles with the Healing Brush
      1m 53s
    7. Body sculpting with Liquify
      5m 13s
    8. Removing unwanted details with Content-Aware Fill
      3m 29s
  18. 22m 47s
    1. Creating panoramas with Photomerge and Auto-Blend
      5m 50s
    2. Combining multiple frames of an action sequence
      6m 21s
    3. Swapping heads in a family portrait
      4m 3s
    4. Working with bracketed exposures (HDR)
      6m 33s
  19. 57m 22s
    1. Overview of filters
      3m 3s
    2. Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters
      5m 56s
    3. Straightening images using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 28s
    4. Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
      3m 23s
    5. Creating an infrared look with Diffuse Glow
      5m 4s
    6. Adding noise with the Add Noise filter
      7m 7s
    7. Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen
      7m 22s
    8. Giving an image texture with the Texturizer filter
      1m 53s
    9. Using the Field, Iris, and Tilt-Shift Blurs
      8m 32s
    10. Creating a painting with the Oil Paint filter
      2m 35s
    11. Applying the Camera Raw filter
      2m 48s
    12. Applying a filter to multiple layers
      4m 11s
  20. 24m 3s
    1. Cycling through the blending modes
      5m 24s
    2. Scanning or photographing paper to add a deckled edge
      4m 55s
    3. Adding texture with blend modes
      1m 58s
    4. Making a cast shadow more realistic with Multiply
      5m 57s
    5. Sharpening an image with High Pass and Overlay
      2m 49s
    6. Adding a realistic off-center vignette
      3m 0s
  21. 34m 43s
    1. Exploring character (point) type
      11m 4s
    2. Adding paragraph (area) type
      4m 7s
    3. Adding type on a path
      7m 3s
    4. Clipping an image inside type
      3m 41s
    5. Warping type
      2m 36s
    6. Defining character and paragraph styles
      6m 12s
  22. 24m 13s
    1. Using the shape tools
      13m 45s
    2. Custom shape layers
      6m 15s
    3. Adding a keyline to an image
      4m 13s
  23. 24m 48s
    1. Adding a drop shadow effect
      8m 57s
    2. Adding edges, textures, and color overlays using styles
      5m 11s
    3. Creating a transparent logo or watermark
      4m 46s
    4. Knowing how and when to scale layer effects
      5m 54s
  24. 11m 43s
    1. Creating contact sheets
      4m 29s
    2. Creating PDF presentations
      3m 25s
    3. Saving for the web
      3m 49s
  25. 23m 9s
    1. Working with video clips
      12m 14s
    2. Adding special effects to video files
      5m 56s
    3. Adding pans and zooms to still images
      4m 59s
  26. 1m 4s
    1. Next steps
      1m 4s

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Photoshop CC Essential Training
13h 46m Beginner Jun 17, 2013 Updated Jan 16, 2014

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Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.

Topics include:
  • Using Bridge to batch rename files and add keywords and metadata to photos
  • Viewing, rating, filtering, and creating collections to isolate your best work
  • Comparing raw and JPEG file formats
  • Retouching and automating workflow with Camera Raw
  • Navigating documents and the Photoshop interface
  • Understanding file formats, resolution, canvas size, and print size
  • Cropping, straightening, transforming, warping, scaling, and resizing images
  • Selecting, stacking, aligning, and grouping layers
  • Making precise selections using the Marquee, Lasso, and Brush tools
  • Using Refine Edge, Quick Selection, and layer masks to isolate soft edge objects
  • Improving tone, contrast, and color selectively
  • Converting to black and white and tinting images
  • Retouching blemishes, smoothing skin, whitening teeth, and brightening eyes
  • Retouching with the Liquify, Content-Aware Fill, Healing Brush, and Patch tools
  • Merging multiple exposures
  • Making nondestructive changes with Smart Filters
  • Adding texture, edge effects, and drop shadows with blend modes
  • Working with type
  • Creating, modifying, and combining shapes using the Shape tools
  • Adding layer effects
  • Saving and sharing images via contact sheets, web galleries, and Save For Web
  • Editing video and audio clips
  • Panning and zooming still photos
Subjects:
Photography Raw Processing
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Julieanne Kost

Working with video clips

There are several ways to work with video and audio clips in Photoshop. If I want to add an individual clip, I can open that clip through Photoshop using the File > Open command. But since I want to work with multiple clips, I'm going to choose to browse in Bridge instead. And then I'll select the first three video clips here. And select Tools > Photoshop and then load these files into a single Photoshop document as their own individual layers. As Photoshop loads those clips as video layers, we can see that it automatically displays the Timeline panel that had been collapsed down in the lower left. If the Timeline panel isn't showing, select the Window menu and choose Timeline.

The only drawback to adding multiple video clips to Photoshop in this manner is that Photoshop simply adds them as individual layers. And we can see that over here on the Layers panel. And we can also see that its added the individual layers on the timeline. But if I want to work with video clips, I probably want them sequenced. I want to see one right after the next. I don't want to see them all stacked on top of each other. So, using the Timeline panel, or using the Layers panel, I'll hold down the Ctrl key and I'll just click on each one of these video layers. An then I'll click an hold, on the icon here, of the film strip so that I can select new video group from clips.

What Photoshop has just done is it's actually made a video group layer, an we can see that on the Layers panel. I'll use the disclosure triangle so we can see, that it's put all three of these video clips into this group. And because their in a group, Photoshop will then sequence them. So we're only seeing the first clip here. But if I use my Zoom In and Zoom Out slider, I can zoom out and we can now see that each one of these clips is sequenced one after another. Now, all of these clips were recorded on my Digital SLR and it recorded audio at the same time, but the audio I have to admit is terrible. So the first thing that were going to do is were actually going to Mute the audio in each one of these clips.

So, over on the right hand side of each clip, there is an arrow. If we click on that, we have options not only for video, but also for audio. So, if we click on the little notes, now I can choose to mute my audio. And I need to do that for each clip individually. So, again, I'll click on the rightward pointing arrow. And then choose Audio and Mute. And on the last one, click Audio and then Mute again. In order to automatically close any of the pop-up windows that come up, we can tap Enter or Return.

Now, my current time indicator or my time insertion marker is at the beginning of my timeline. And you'll notice that you can click and drag in order to scrub through your video. Or we can tap the Spacebar or click on the Play icon if we want to play the video. Now this first piece of video, you can see that it has that black thumbnail. So, there's an extra frame of pure black at the beginning, and we are going to learn to trim that as well as trim the other clips. But now, we have a good idea of what is in each clip.

So, I'll tap the Spacebar again in order to stop it. And then I'll click on this first icon in order to move back to the beginning of the clip. There are a variety of different ways to trim a clip in Photoshop. But I think the easiest way is to position your cursor at the beginning of the clip. And then as you mouse down, Photoshop will pop a screen showing you a small preview. And as you move your cursor over to the left, you can select your new end point. So, I"ll just drag it over a bit, release the mouse and that will set my new end point. You'll notice that Photoshop automatically closed the gap, so it moved all of the other clips over to the left so that there wasn't a blank spot in my sequence.

Now, let's move to the second clip, the pool clip, and I want to trim the out point here, so I'll click at the right side of the clip and then just click and drag. And in the upper right of that pop up window, you can see that I can monitor the duration of this individual clip. So I'm going to scoot it over to about five seconds. And then release my cursor. Now we can also trim our clips numerically. So in the mud clip, the last one, I'm going to use the pop up menu by clicking on the triangle. And then I'm going to enter in a duration of five seconds as opposed to initial 10 seconds.

One interesting thing to point out here is that you might have noticed, you can also change the speed of your clip. So you can slow down your clip or you can speed up your clip. In order to dismiss that dialogue, I'll tap Enter or Return. Now I would like to add some additional effects between each one of these clips. I don't want a straight cut, instead I would like the videos to fade from one to another. I also want to add a fade at the beginning and at the end. So, I'll click on this icon here in order to apply one of these different fades.

If I want to cross fade, i simply click on that and then drag it over the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second clip and release my mouse. You can see that because I'm choosing to fade from one video to another. The length of the video, the entire sequence, was shortened a little bit, because we need to overlap those two clips during the fade. I'll add another cross fade between the second and the third clip, and then I can choose if I want to fade from black or white or with a color.

In this case, I'll fade with black so that my video will start black and then fade up to the first video clip. And I'll do the same at the end, I'll get that nice fade. If I wanted to change the duration of the fade. Notice when I position my cursor on top of the icon that designates that there is a fade there. I get a little grabber handle and I can click and just drag in order to change the duration of that fade. I can also use the contact sensitive menu. So, on the Mac I would Ctrl click or on Windows I can right mouse click, and then I can change my duration in here. So, let's change that back to one second.

You'll notice that I can also change the actual transition if I want to change my mind, and I can delete it. I'll tap Enter or Return in order to hide that. And now let's click the Play icon again. You can see that we faded that from black. And then we're going to fade between the first clip and the second clip. And then again between the second and the third. And finally, at the end, we will fade to black. Excellent. Now I would like to add some audio to this. So I'll click on the notes icon here and add some audio.

We'll navigate to the video folder and double click on the MP3 file. Now, this is a very long song, and I need to trim it down. But I can't trim it on the right hand side here, because I can't see the end of the clip. So, the easiest thing to do is just move the slider to the left here, so that we zoom out. And then position your cursor at the end of the audio clip, and then just drag all the way back here so that it is underneath the three video layers. Now we'll zoom in on there using our slider again.

And you'll notice that I can no longer see the front of my sequence. So, if I need to, I can use the scroll bar here at the bottom. Now we'll return back to the beginning of the timeline by clicking on the icon. And then either tap the Spacebar or click on the Play icon (MUSIC). (MUSIC). Now if I want to fade the audio out at the end, if I click on the right pointing arrow here.

You can see that I can choose to fade in and fade out and I'll add a fade out of just maybe one second. Again, tap Return or Enter in order to dismiss that pop up. Okay, to return to the beginning of our timeline we can either click right here at the beginning of the timeline. Or of course we can click on this icon here, the one furthers to the left takes us to the start of the timeline. And I also want to zoom out, so Cmd+- or Ctrl+- on Windows so that I can see the entire video and then I'll tap the Spacebar or click the Play icon. (MUSIC) I can also see that at the end of my timeline, can you see that these actually aren't quite aligned.

So, I'm cutting my audio track a little bit early. If I want those to match, I can just click and drag those out. Of course, I can also zoom out a little bit, and then click and drag this beyond if I want the audio to play beyond the video and fade out after the video fades. So, you can make all sorts of adjustments here, but when we're finished, we'll want to render the video and audio. So, under the File menu, I can select Export, and then Render Video. So, I'll go ahead and name this video, and I'll go ahead and name it Hot Springs.

And I'll go ahead and choose to save it to the same folder that the original video is in. I don't need to save it to the same folder, but in this case I will. And then I can choose all of my different format and compression settings. So I'm going to use the Adobe Media Encoder. I could also export this as an image sequence if I wanted to take an animation or a video over to maybe After Effects to work on it. For format I'll select the H264. And for the preset let's scroll down and select the Vimeo preset. I know that these are 720P.

They're not at 29.97 frames, though. They're actually at 15, so we'll enter that in there. Of course, if I didn't want them this large or if I wanted to create my own settings, I can do that by just typing in the values. If you happen to have some still images and some video images. Those still images might be in a different color space. So if you want to bring your entire project into the sRGB color space, then you would want to make sure that you leave on this option to color manage. Excellent. I want to render out all of the frames, so I will click Render and Photoshop will render that movie. As soon as it's done exporting I can return to the finder where i saved this movie.

Here it is and we can double click and then play it. (MUSIC) . (MUSIC) Okay, let's return back to Photoshop. Just because we exported the video that doesn't mean that we actually saved this project or this document. So, I'll select File, and then Save as, and we'll save this as Hot Springs again. And I'm going to save it into that same video folder. Now, when I exported and rendered the video, it saved out an mp4, right now I'm saving a .psd file.

And I want to make sure that I save all of my layers. I'll click OK, and then let's return to the finder. You can see here, here is the video, the mp4, which is about 9 Megs. Here is the Photoshop file, the PSD file, and it is about 8 megs. The important thing that I want to point out is that this PSD file, it has pointers to your audio file and your other idea files. So these video clips and this audio clip, they are not embedded in the PSD file.

That's why sometimes you'll have really large video clips, but the Photoshop document will be quite small. So, do not throw away your source video or audio clips, because Photoshop needs those. It's just built a document that actually points to them. So there you have it, a brief introduction to working with video in Photoshop.

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