Creating Slideshows with FotoMagico and Photoshop
Slideshows are almost as old as photography itself, but today's technologies have revolutionized the ways in which slideshows are created and presented. In this in-depth workshop, veteran photographer and instructor Mikkel Aaland shows how to use the powerful slideshow tool FotoMagico and Adobe Photoshop to break the mold of simple sequenced images. Learn how to choose effective transitions, use pan and zoom techniques to bring a still image to life, and selectively add video and motion directly inside a still image. Plus, see how to create the sophisticated 2.5D effect used by multimillion-dollar ad campaigns and how to incorporate music and voiceover to bring your slideshow to an entirely new level. Finally, explore the various options for sharing your finished product with friends, family, and the world at large.
- Choosing and preparing content
- FotoMagico basics
- Adding titles and text
- Working with transitions and animations
- Using special effects
(MUSIC). Slideshows are as much a part of photographer's vernacular as camera and lens. As long as I've been in photography, which is a long time, still image has been carefully sequenced and shown to entertain, inform, and inspire. But slideshows of yesterday were clumsy affairs, requiring projectors, carousels, screens. Digital technologies have transformed the slide show. The internet has made it easier than ever to share slideshows on computers, personal tablets, TVs, etc. Powerful and inexpensive digital projectors enable group viewing on huge screens.
In this workshop, we'll work with Photoshop and FotoMagico, a powerful and popular slideshow creation tool, to free us from the traditional slideshow format. You'll learn how to use these programs to break, to mold that simple sequence images. How to choose and use effective transitions, as well as pan and zoom techniques it can bring your still image to life. You'll learn how to selectively add video and motion directly inside a still image, and how to create the sophisticated 2.5D effect, used by multimillion dollar ad campaigns.
You'll also learn how to incorporate music and voice over to bring your slideshow to an entirely new level. And finally, you'll explore the various options for sharing your finished product. I'll use a real world example for this course and show you how I created a dynamic slideshow that helped sell and promote my latest book project, A River in Norway. At the end of this course, it's my hope you'll have mastered these skills and be ready to apply them to your own projects.
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