Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with movies, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
One of the key features in the extended version of Photoshop is its ability to …manipulate movie files. We're able to add extra layers to movies, …paint on them, and apply all sorts of special effects. …But what happens when we convert a movie to a Smart Object? …Well, let's find out. We'll open a movie. …And when we open a movie in the extended version of Photoshop, it appears as a …regular layer. We open the Animation panel, we can now …play this movie. And it's a short film of cycling through …Paris, which only lasts 20 seconds or so, but it's enough to illustrate out point.…
Now, this is interesting. As we're able to open it as a layer in …Photoshop, we should then be able to distort it. …So, let's try it. We'll go to Edit > and FreeTransform. …And what we get is this dialog that says, Transforming the video layer requires …converting it to a Smart Object layer. Well, that's exactly as we want, so let's …do that. Now, that it's converted, we can pick up …a corner handle, and we can scale it, just as we'd expect with any layer.…
- Editing Smart Objects
- Working with multiple layers
- Using Smart Filters
- Replacing contents
- Using multiple Smart Objects
- Creating flexible cover shots
- Complex distortion
- Working with Camera Raw
- Working with movies and Illustrator files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Smart Objects
2. Smart Filters
3. Replacing Contents
4. Multiple Smart Objects
5. Flexible Cover Shots
6. Complex Distortion
7. Working with Camera Raw
8. Smart Objects in the Workflow
9. Taking Smart Objects Further
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