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Video in Photoshop for Photographers and Designers

Book Description

If you’re a photographer, designer, or simply one of the millions of Photoshop users who wants to dive in and start using the video features available directly within Photoshop, look no further than this inspiring and hands-on guide by top-notch trainer and artist Colin Smith. You’ll begin with the basics of video production and then move quickly into organizing and reviewing your footage using Lightroom and Bridge, editing and color correcting your footage, working with audio, adding 3D and motion, and exporting your final project. As a bonus, you’ll learn to put together slideshows with timeline effects, create breathtaking timelapse images, create cinematic looks, add video into 2D and 3D environments, and perform many more creative techniques. The accompanying footage and image files allow you to try out some of the techniques on your own, giving you the confidence to take your own projects to the next level.

• Focuses on the video features and best-practice workflow methods that allow busy professionals to edit and correct their footage without leaving Photoshop!

• Engaging and friendly instruction from a top trainer and expert.

• Loaded with creative techniques and details for creating beautiful videos and enhancing your Photoshop projects.

• Clear, four-color images throughout with accompanying image files and footage on the disc make this both an inspirational and practical guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. About the Lesson Files and Resources
    3. Saving and Managing Projects
  6. Chapter 1. Shooting Video: The Basics of Video Production
    1. Shooting Video vs. a Photograph
    2. Equipment for Great Video
    3. Dynamic vs. Static Camera Moves
    4. Stabilization
    5. Camera Settings
    6. Lighting Basics
    7. Lighting Configurations
    8. Lighting Equipment
    9. Computer Requirements
  7. Chapter 2. Organizing Assets In Adobe Lightroom And Adobe Bridge
    1. Digital Asset Management
    2. Using Adobe Bridge with Video
    3. Getting Footage into Lightroom
    4. Metadata for Sorting and Organization
    5. Editing Video in Lightroom
  8. Chapter 3. Basic Editing In Adobe Photoshop
    1. Importing Your Footage
    2. Achieving Smooth Playback
    3. Trimming Clips
    4. Adding Multiple Clips
    5. Changing the Order of Clips
    6. Assembling a Rough Cut
    7. Saving and Managing Projects
    8. Editing an Interview
  9. Chapter 4. Using Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Transitions
    2. Adjusting Video Speed and Duration
    3. Working with Multiple Video Tracks
    4. Using Blend Modes
    5. Adding Polish to the Video
    6. Combining Two Video Documents
  10. Chapter 5. Bringing Video Alive with Sound
    1. The Basics of Audio in Photoshop
    2. Working with Audio in Photoshop
  11. Chapter 6. Taking it to the Cinema with Filters and Adjustments
    1. Altering an Image with Adjustments
    2. Using Adjustment Layers
    3. Colorizing with Adjustment Layers
    4. Filters as Adjustment Layers
  12. Chapter 7. Adding Animation and Motion Graphics
    1. Creating Animations with Keyframes
    2. Lower Thirds
    3. Time-lapse Photography
    4. Animating a Layer Styles
  13. Chapter 8. Creating Engaging Multimedia Slideshows
    1. Preparing Your Assets
    2. Using Mini Bridge to Place Images
    3. Making a Slideshow
    4. Creating a Title Slide
    5. Combining Different Animations
    6. Adding Music to a Slideshow
  14. Chapter 9. Outputting Your Video
    1. Rendering Video
    2. Customizing the Render Settings
    3. Higher-Quality Encoding
    4. Working with 3D
    5. Conclusion
  15. Index
  16. Ad Pages