Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Simulating a video lightbox, part of Design the Web: Layer Comps.
Next, I want to simulate what it would like if a video were playing on our web design.…So first, I'm going to zoom out on the canvas here.…Let's come over to the layer comps. Let's activate the home layer.…In the Layers panel, let's close up these content areas. Let's open up the video group.…Let's turn this on. Let's grab the Close button here. Let's get our Move tool. Let's move…this up to the upper-right hand corner of the video frame.…I also want to put a ghosted background here so that this looks like a light box.…
Let's come down and create a new layer. Let's call this Overlay.…Let's move this under the video Layer.…With that layer selected, let's grab our Marquee tool. Let's click and drag out an area the…size of our background canvas. Let's hold Option+ Delete or Alt+Delete to fill with the foreground color.…Let's come over at the Opacity. Let's bring this down to about 75%.…So now that's what a video will look like playing on our site.…
Let's come over to the Layer Comps panel, let's create a new layer comp.…
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- Simulating a navigation menu rollover
- Combining layer masks and layer comps
- Simulating a video lightbox
- Representing movement
- Exporting layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2014. What changed?
A: There is one new movie, "Exploring new tools in the Layer Comps panel," which covers changes to the 2014 version of Photoshop CC.