Working with an earlier version of the program? Check out Editing Video in Photoshop CS6.
- Understanding the video file formats supported in Photoshop
- Organizing media
- Controlling playback in the Photoshop Timeline
- Building a sequence
- Adding transitions and effects
- Adjusting volume
- Working with audio
- Fixing exposure
- Color balancing a shot
- Adjusting contrast
- Adding text and graphics
- Building a slideshow
- Exporting to H.264 or QuickTime
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi, my name is Rich Harrington, and welcome to today's course. We're gonna be exploring the process of editing video in Adobe Photoshop. Now, if you are an Adobe Photoshop 6.0 customer, I'd encourage you to check out an earlier version of our title, which specifically shows the Photoshop CS6 tool set. In this course, we're gonna explore Photoshop CC, or Creative Cloud. I'll be using the current version that's shipping right now, but the skill set that you learn will work in future versions. The goal here is to learn the essential techniques needed to put together several video shots.
When I say edit, I don't mean manipulating an individual file. Rather, I mean putting several pieces together to tell a story. And throughout this course, we're gonna explore three projects, really giving you a chance to see different techniques and different types of footage. The goal is to seamlessly blend these clips together for narrative purposes. And then make technical adjustments along the way, fixing things like the volume level and the exposure and the color of the shots so they better match. We'll also explore other techniques like adding titles and transitions for effects, as well as exporting out the finished product.
Now for me, this seems like I'm coming full circle. The very first book I ever wrote was a book called "Photoshop for Nonlinear Editors", which was later retitled "Photoshop for Video". I've been making Photoshop work in video workflows for over a decade. And it's interesting how the tool has evolved. The new tools in Photoshop for editing video are clearly designed with photographers in mind, or multimedia professionals. If you find traditional video editing using tools like Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X to be a bit hard, Photoshop is a streamlined interface.
Now, you might be wondering, why edit video in Photoshop? Well, the answer is, because you want to. If you are comfortable in Photoshop, and it's the center of your world for creativity, Photoshop's gonna be a good tool set. It gives you the same tools you already know how to use for color correction. And it's a very easy streamlined interface for editing. It's great for short form projects, making web videos, or quick promotional clips. But if you need long format editing or more robust tools, you might want to explore other tools from Adobe like Adobe Premiere Pro or even Premiere Elements.
Or perhaps tools like Final Cut Pro X or Avid Media Composer. Photoshop is designed for people who find traditional video editing a bit intimidating. And it offers an easy to really get into interface and a pretty streamlined process. We're gonna bring footage in, get it organized, and build out individual sequences that tell a story. I'm gonna try to share with you best practices. And these are built upon my experiences as both a photographer and a video professional. What I'd like to do is make video editing as easy as possible.
So, with that in mind, let's begin to explore.