Adobe® Photoshop® CC® Bootcamp

Lesson 94/118 - ACR to Edit Video

 

Adobe® Photoshop® CC® Bootcamp

 

Lesson Info

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:

Week 1
• Class Introduction & Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Setup Interface, Cropping and Layers
Week 2
• Layer Tools, Masks, Selections, Clean-Up Tools and Shapes & Text
Week 3
• Smart Objects , Transforming, Actions, Filters and Editing Video
Week 4
• 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.

Software Used: Adobe® Photoshop® CC® 2018

Lessons

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

Reviews

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.

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!!!!

Sonya Messier
 

I'm been using Bridge, Adobe Raw and Photoshop for 12 years. I thought I knew those programs until I started to follow Blake and do this Photoshop CC Bootcamp. This course is AMAZING. I love the way Blake teach, brakes down concepts and tools... excellent teaching qualities! I'm half way in this course and I change all my workflow already. Much better results and better use of what Adobe offer me. This course is an investment! When I will be done, I will listen it again. Great job and congratulations on your success Blake!