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Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp

Lesson 94 of 118

ACR to Edit Video


Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp

Lesson 94 of 118

ACR to Edit Video


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ACR to Edit Video

We're gonna get into, now, doing an editing video with filters. Like Adobe Camera Raw, as a filter. So let's go ahead and close this down. And I'm gonna go ahead and open up another video that I have in here. I do a lot of time-lapse work. So I'm gonna go ahead and drag and drop this time-lapse into Photoshop, and editing that time-lapse, because it's kind of like a photo. I wanna edit it like I would edit a photo. So I'm gonna edit that using Adobe Camera Raw as a filter. So I'm gonna just drag this up and stick it up to the top. Now, in order to use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter, you can't just hop in here and filter it. If you filter it right now, it's gonna filter this one layer, this one individual shot. So what I need to do is, I need to turn this video into a Smart Object. So I'll right-click on this layer, I'll go to convert to Smart Object, and now if I go up to filter, and I go up to Camera Raw filter, I've got all of the tools that i would have with Camera Raw to edit this ti...

me-lapse. So I can brighten things up in the shadow areas, I can maybe use my White Balance tool to white balance this image out, to get the white balance a little more accurate. I kinda like the way it was when it was more of that sunset kind of color there, so we'll just keep that. I also have the ability to go into any of local tools. So when I adjust this shadows, and bring the shadows up, I can't quite open up all of the stuff that I need to open up within this image, so if I were to go into my Graduated filter, I could turn my mask on. So I see my mask, press and hold Shift, bring that mask up so I just get it in those darker areas. Use my Range mask to block out anything that's light, to get all of that dark area into that mask. Adjust my smoothness there, to adjust my mask. And then, if I turn that mask off, because I'm in a graduated adjustment, this is only going to take place on those dark areas. So I can bring up the exposure, highlights, bring up those shadows a little bit. Might wanna drop that saturation down a little bit. Add some dehaze. And looks pretty good. If I were to come over to my Radio filter, I could maybe pop a radio burst right back here. And it's way too high on the exposure. We bump this up, add a little bit of magenta to there to give it that kind of sunset kind of glow. Add some contrast. Boost the saturation there. That's like a little dark contrast, a little spotlight that I can put pretty much anywhere I want in this video. Bump that up. Looks pretty good. Press OK. The really cool thing about this, especially with Adobe Camera Raw, is using Adobe Camera Raw's Noise Reduction features in video. That is awesome. Because a lot of times you get noise in your videos, and this artifacting that you can't get rid of. So let's go ahead and hop back over into Adobe Camera Raw real quick and I'll show you that. We can zoom in into these dark areas, look at that. See, we got some really bad, after I open those up, we got some really bad stuff going on there. So I'll click on the Detail slider, or the Detail tab, bump up my luminance, drop that luminance detail up or down, so I can start fixing, especially the color noise that's happening within that area. Zoom out. That looks pretty good. Drop that luminance down just a little bit more. And again, you can even sharpen things here in Adobe Camera Raw. So if I press OK on this, every frame is gonna have that Adobe Camera Raw as the filter applied to it as a Smart Object. This is where things are gonna be very, very slow on the export. Even on something like a time-lapse like this one is, I think it's maybe a total of maybe four or five seconds? That's gonna take probably five to ten, maybe 15 minutes to export. Quite possibly, depending on how much is there. 'Cause what's happening is Photoshop is telling Adobe Camera Raw, "Hey, every single frame that's in here, I need you to apply all these settings to." So, if you can think of five seconds times 24 frames a second, that's over 120 different frames, if not more frames ... That means basically what's happening is, Adobe Camera Raw's being called up, it's applying itself on that one layer, it's shutting down. It's being called up, applying itself to that one layer, or that one frame, closing down. Getting called up, get the point? So it takes a while to render those things out. So just know that if you use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter, it might take a little bit of time for that to happen. So what I've done is, I've just kinda pre-baked that a little bit, and I've made two different videos. Here's the original, so you can see what it looks like without any Adobe Camera Raw work. And you can see the time-lapse, where we get a little bit of boost inside the shadowy areas, and then an overall boost of all the colors that are happening within that sunset. I pre-baked that 'cause I didn't wanna stand here for five to ten to 15 minutes. And it really just depends on how much other things are going on in your computer, and what your video card is, how much ... Rendering video is a very labor intensive thing, that's why, when I buy PCs, I buy gamer PCs, because gaming PCs tend to have a lot more video rendering power in them, because they're designed for video games.

Class Description

Adobe® Photoshop CC® is a valuable tool for photographers, but it can also be intimidating. In this all-inclusive 20 lesson course, you’ll go from opening the program for the first time to creating images that really stand out. Join Blake Rudis, Photoshop expert and founder of f64 Academy, as he shows you how to maximize your use of Photoshop. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Class Introduction & Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Setup Interface, Cropping and Layers
  • Layer Tools, Masks, Selections, Clean-Up Tools and Shapes & Text
  • Smart Objects, Transforming, Actions, Filters, and Editing Video
  • Custom Creative Effects, Natural Retouching, Portrait Workflow, Landscape Workflow, and Composite Workflow

Don’t let the many aspects of Photoshop prevent you from maximizing your use of this amazing app. Blake will help you develop the confidence to use your imagination and create the images that you will be proud to share with your clients.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2018


  1. Bootcamp Introduction
  2. The Bridge Interface
  3. Setting up Bridge
  4. Overview of Bridge
  5. Practical Application of Bridge
  6. Introduction to Raw Editing
  7. Setting up ACR Preferences & Interface
  8. Global Tools Part 1
  9. Global Tools Part 2
  10. Local Tools
  11. Introduction to the Photoshop Interface
  12. Toolbars, Menus and Windows
  13. Setup and Interface
  14. Adobe Libraries
  15. Saving Files
  16. Introduction to Cropping
  17. Cropping for Composition in ACR
  18. Cropping for Composition in Photoshop
  19. Cropping for the Subject in Post
  20. Cropping for Print
  21. Perspective Cropping in Photoshop
  22. Introduction to Layers
  23. Vector & Raster Layers Basics
  24. Adjustment Layers in Photoshop
  25. Organizing and Managing Layers
  26. Introduction to Layer Tools and Blend Modes
  27. Screen and Multiply and Overlay
  28. Soft Light Blend Mode
  29. Color and Luminosity Blend Modes
  30. Color Burn and Color Dodge Blend Modes
  31. Introduction to Layer Styles
  32. Practical Application: Layer Tools
  33. Introduction to Masks and Brushes
  34. Brush Basics
  35. Custom Brushes
  36. Brush Mask: Vignettes
  37. Brush Mask: Curves Dodge & Burn
  38. Brush Mask: Hue & Saturation
  39. Mask Groups
  40. Clipping Masks
  41. Masking in Adobe Camera Raw
  42. Practical Applications: Masks
  43. Introduction to Selections
  44. Basic Selection Tools
  45. The Pen Tool
  46. Masks from Selections
  47. Selecting Subjects and Masking
  48. Color Range Mask
  49. Luminosity Masks Basics
  50. Introduction to Cleanup Tools
  51. Adobe Camera Raw
  52. Healing and Spot Healing Brush
  53. The Clone Stamp Tool
  54. The Patch Tool
  55. Content Aware Move Tool
  56. Content Aware Fill
  57. Custom Cleanup Selections
  58. Introduction to Shapes and Text
  59. Text Basics
  60. Shape Basics
  61. Adding Text to Pictures
  62. Custom Water Marks
  63. Introduction to Smart Objects
  64. Smart Object Basics
  65. Smart Objects and Filters
  66. Smart Objects and Image Transformation
  67. Smart Objects and Album Layouts
  68. Smart Objects and Composites
  69. Introduction to Image Transforming
  70. ACR and Lens Correction
  71. Photoshop and Lens Correction
  72. The Warp Tool
  73. Perspective Transformations
  74. Introduction to Actions in Photoshop
  75. Introduction to the Actions Panel Interface
  76. Making Your First Action
  77. Modifying Actions After You Record Them
  78. Adding Stops to Actions
  79. Conditional Actions
  80. Actions that Communicate
  81. Introduction to Filters
  82. ACR as a Filter
  83. Helpful Artistic Filters
  84. Helpful Practical Filters
  85. Sharpening with Filters
  86. Rendering Trees
  87. The Oil Paint and Add Noise Filters
  88. Introduction to Editing Video
  89. Timeline for Video
  90. Cropping Video
  91. Adjustment Layers and Video
  92. Building Lookup Tables
  93. Layers, Masking Video & Working with Type
  94. ACR to Edit Video
  95. Animated Gifs
  96. Introduction to Creative Effects
  97. Black, White, and Monochrome
  98. Matte and Cinematic Effects
  99. Gradient Maps and Solid Color Grades
  100. Gradients
  101. Glow and Haze
  102. Introduction to Natural Retouching
  103. Brightening Teeth
  104. Clean Up with the Clone Stamp Tool
  105. Cleaning and Brightening Eyes
  106. Advanced Clean Up Techniques
  107. Introduction to Portrait Workflow & Bridge Organization
  108. ACR for Portraits Pre-Edits
  109. Portrait Workflow Techniques
  110. Introduction to Landscape Workflow & Bridge Organization
  111. Landscape Workflow Techniques
  112. Introduction to Compositing & Bridge
  113. Composite Workflow Techniques
  114. Landscape Composite Projects
  115. Bonus: Rothko and Workspace
  116. Bonus: Adding Textures to Photos
  117. Bonus: The Mask (Extras)
  118. Bonus: The Color Range Mask in ACR


a Creativelive Student

Amazing course, but don't be fooled into thinking this is a beginner's course for photographers. The problem isn't Blake's explanations; they're top. The problem is the vast scope of this course and the order in which the topics are presented. Take layers for example. When I was first learning Photoshop (back when we learned from books), I found I learned little or nothing from, for example, books that covered layers before they covered how to improve/process photographs. These books taught me how to organize, move, and link layers before they showed me what a layer was actually for. Those books tended to teach me everything there is to know about layers (types of layers, how to organize them, how to move them, how to move them two at a time, how to move them two at a time even if there are other layers between the two you're interested in, useful troubleshooting tips, etc. ) all before I even know (from a photographer's point of view) what it is the things actually do. The examples of organizing, linking, and moving mean everything for graphic designers from Day One, but for photographers not so much. Blake does the same thing as those books. Topics he covers extremely early demand a lot of theoretical imagination for a photographer who doesn't already know quite a bit about what he is talking about. Learning about abstract things first and concrete things later only makes PS that much harder to understand. If you AREN'T a beginner, however, this course is amazing. I thought it would be like an Army Bootcamp, taking you from zero and building you into a fit, competent Photoshop grunt. Now I think it's more like Army Bootcamp for high school varsity jocks. It isn't going to take you from the beginning, but the amount you'll get out of it is nonetheless more than your brain can imagine. I've been using PS for years to improve my photographs, and even to create the odd artistic composite or two. The amount I've learned in the first week is amazing, and every day I learn something -- more like many things -- which I immediately implement to improve my productivity and/or widen the horizons of what I can achieve. If you ARE a photographer who's a Photoshop beginner, I'd take very seriously the advice Blake gives in the introduction: Watch one lesson, and practice the skills and principles you learn in that one lesson for two weeks. THEN watch the next lesson. You can't do that of course without buying the course, so it's up to you to decide whether you'd like to learn Photoshop and master Photoshop all from the same course. Learning it first and mastering it later will cost more money, but I think you'll understand everything better and have a much more enjoyable ride in the process. As for me? I'm going to have to find the money to buy this course. There is simply way too much content in each lesson for me to try to take on all at once, but on the other hand I don't want to miss anything at all that he has to share.

Robert Andrews

Blake Rudis is the absolute best in teaching photoshop. His knowledge and how he presents the instruction is clear and concise - there is NO ONE BETTER. Yes, his classes require some basic skills, and maybe I'd organize the order of (or group) the classes in a different order, but, let me be clear - if anyone is to be successful or famous in the Photoshop world, it should be Blake Rudis. I strongly recommend his teaching. I started photography and post processing in 2018, and because of this class, I'm know what Im doing. The energy you get when you create something beautiful is profound, it makes you bounce out of bed (at 4AM) like a 5 year old, to go create. It's a great ride! Thanks Blake, & Thanks Creative live.

Esther Gambrell

WOW!!! I've been purchasing CL classes for several years now and have watched HOURS of "How-To Photoshop" classes, but this is the first one I've actually purchased because of the AWESOME BONUS content!!! SERIOUSLY??!!?!? A PLUG-IN??? But not only that, Blake is SO easy to understand, and he breaks down concepts in different ways to connect with different people's learning styles. I REALLY appreciated this approach because I am a LEFT-BRAINED creative that has an engineering background, so I really connected to what Blake was saying. THANK YOU FOR THAT! There are TONS of Photoshop courses out there, but I found this one to be the most helpful in they way Blake teaches concepts so that you know WHY you're doing what your doing. I feel like he taught me how to fish with Photoshop to feed me for a lifetime instead of just giving me a fish to feed me for one day. This is the BEST overall PS course out there!!! Thank you!!!!