- Video formats supported in Photoshop
- Organizing media
- Controlling playback in the Photoshop Timeline
- Organizing assets
- Building a sequence
- Adding transitions and effects
- Working with audio
- Fixing exposure
- Color balancing a shot
- Adjusting contrast
- Adding text and graphics
- Building a slideshow
- Exporting to H.264, QuickTime, and DPX
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and in this course, we're going to explore editing video and creating slideshows using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop actually offers a very rich suite of tools for creating motion content. Now, there are of course other tools from Adobe that are well suited for video editing, but for many people, Adobe Photoshop is where they feel most comfortable. So if you're a photographer or a web designer, and you're looking to create video content, you might find that working in Photoshop is intuitive and feature rich enough to get the job done.
In this course, we have several things we're going to explore. First, we'll start by making sure that your computer is properly set up for working with video. There are some preferences that you should change as well as some hardware options that you'll want to check, to make sure that the machine you're using is powerful enough to handle video files. Next, we'll take a look at the Photoshop timeline. This timeline is useful, whether you're creating simple, GIF based animation, or complex, multiple shot sequences for both video and slideshows.
We'll then talk about strategies to get the assets organized. A big part of editing is making decisions about which shots to actually use. And I'm a big fan of making these decisions ahead of time, so you're not overwhelmed by the options. We'll then quickly build a sequence, putting clips into the right order to tell our story. Photoshop offers a simple to use timeline that easily allows you to re-arrange clips and decide which parts of each shot to use.
We'll then explore some strategies to work with audio, whether you're adding sound to your project or using the existing sound that's already attached to your clips. We'll talk about how you can enhance video using the tools you're already familiar with. Photoshop makes it simple to use adjustment layers to modify the color and contrast, as well as the exposure of your video clips. You can also use other effects, such as the Look Up table adjustment layer, to stylize your footage. We'll then take a look at adding text or graphics, as overlays to a video sequence.
This will allow you to add simple information like identifying a speaker, or calling out something like a phone number or web address. We'll then take a look at an easy method for building slideshows. If you need to create animated slideshows that are timed out to music, Photoshop makes this pretty straightforward. And then once your projects are assembled, we'll discuss the different ways that you can publish them from Photoshop. What type of files can you save and which formats should you pick, so the files can be broadly viewed and easily distributed using social media or other web technology? Okay, we've got a lot of ground to cover so be sure to download the exercise files and let's get started.