Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Why use video in Photoshop?, part of Artistic Video with Photoshop (2012).
For quite a few versions now, Photoshop has had the ability to open and edit video files. This used to require Photoshop Extended. But now with Photoshop CS6, video and animation is natively supported in both versions of Photoshop. But before we jump in to exactly why you'd want to use Photoshop with these features, I just want to take one quick second and explain how the rest of this chapter set up. Each of the subsequent videos is an overview of the following chapters. This will give us a good foundation as we jump into each chapter everything isn't brand new and we can just move very quickly through the rest of the course.
Now let's get back to exactly why you'd want to use the video features and animation features inside of Photoshop. Now if you are an accomplished video editor or motion graphics designer, you're probably already familiar with some of the core toolsets required to do your job like Premier Pro for video editing or After Effects for motion graphics. Now using video inside of Photoshop isn't something that's going to replace any of your core toolsets. What you might want to do for this course is kind of pick and choose some specific features that you might want to use to add to your skill set.
For example, in Photoshop you can correct lens distortion based on the specific model of your camera and specific lens you shot the footage with. Otherwise, like I said, you'll probably want to keep continuing using your main toolset. Now the main reason why Photoshop has added this feature is the fact that there are millions of people that now shoot video who never really had a need to edit video before. For example, anybody who has a DSLR camera that shoots video.
See, a lot of those users are very familiar with the interface of Photoshop but they may not necessarily be familiar with the process of editing video. So now you can edit video inside of Photoshop without having to trip over learning a brand new interface. Also if you're say a print designer and you've never had to put anything in motion, this is a great way to get started with some of the basics for animation like familiarizing yourself with key frames. So for whatever reason you're interested in learning video inside of Photoshop, whether you're a seasoned professional or someone new to video and animation, the key to getting started has to do with setting up your workspace which we'll do in the next video.
With this course, existing Photoshop enthusiasts can expand their skills to learn a new discipline while staying in the application they already know and love. Video editors will see how to fix footage issues like lens distortion and chromatic aberration and how to create unique effects with Photoshop filters, brushes, and effects.
- Optimizing Photoshop for video
- Browsing and importing video clips
- Understanding video groups
- Trimming and sliding video
- Applying video transitions
- Using video shortcut keys
- Fixing lens distortion and chromatic aberration
- Creating and animating masks
- Rotoscoping with vector masks
- Stylizing video with filters
- Applying specific color correction with 3D LUTs
- Adding and adjusting keyframes in the timeline
- Creating animated brush strokes
- Animating type
- Exporting video files