Timeline for Video


Adobe® Photoshop® CC® Bootcamp


Lesson Info

Timeline for Video

So we're gonna start out here in Bridge, at first, and then from Bridge, we'll jump into Photoshop and start editing these videos. I just want to show you that, when you open up any folder that has a video in it, in Bridge, you will see the video. It shows up as an mp4, and you'll see the thumbnail for it. You'll also see any music files. So I'm just gonna grab this video file and drag it and drop into Photoshop. And Photoshop is smart enough to know that, when you drag a video into it, it's gonna automatically open up the video timeline. If it doesn't open up the video timeline, I'll show you were to find that. Because this video is free-floating, I'm gonna grab it and just stick it to the top so that it sticks up to the top. It's got that Enable floating window document enabled. And, if I go up here to Window, you can see now that I have the Timeline available. This is something that we didn't add to any of our area before, it just applied itself right there in the bottom of Photosho...

p. So, thinking about video, it's probably daunting right now to think about editing a video. All right, I'm just trying to grasp that, if I've never edited video before. So if I've never edited video before, and you tell me to edit video, you're like, whuuu, where do I begin? You need to think about video as a bunch of moving stills. That's all it is. It's a series of moving still photographs. That's what a video is. You hear the term 24 frames per second, that is 24 individual photos that is making up one second of video. So once you remove that video word from it, and just say, I'm editing moving pictures, it becomes a little bit easier to wrap our head around. And then everything still applies to these moving pictures that would apply to a regular picture. So looking at the timeline down here, let's just break that down first, because the timeline can be the most, okay what do we do now? You see, here, we have something that says Video Group. If we look over at our layers, that Video Group right there represents the exact same thing that we see right here. So our Layers palette is what we control everything that happens within this area here. This is not necessarily the Layers palette that we would interact with over here. This is just showing us how things are stacking up and how they're stacking within the timeline. The timeline, when we look through the timeline, it's a timeline of the series of frames that are happening. If I were to click forward on this timeline and just go right here and do that, that's just a different picture. You know, we can think about that as a paused video, but a paused video is essentially a still frame. So that's just a still frame within this paused video. So anything I do, when I edit this entire video, is gonna edit, essentially, entirely the whole stack, depending on what it is that we do. If we look down here at the bottom of the timeline, it tells us that this is a 23.976-frame-per-second video. That's the frame rate of the video. And it's approximately, if we go over to this edge here, 43 seconds long, 'cuz we see that right there. And if we zoom this over here, this is a second, that's the second that we're at, at 12 seconds, 12.3 seconds or something like that, right there. This right here is how far we are zoomed in, so if you really wanna get some really detail-oriented things in your timeline, it breaks up those frames a little bit easier and you can actually see a closer look at what it is that you're looking at in the video. If you have this kind of a view out there, and you really want something to be just on second 12 through second 15, well, looking at this view's not gonna help that much. You zoom in so you can spread it out to get a more decent spread within that video. So, just looking at that, on this timeline, just to put it into perspective, if I click right here and just go a quarter of an inch over, it's gonna be up to 14 seconds, right? It went from 12 seconds to 14 seconds. If I zoom in and go a quarter of an inch over, it goes from 14.06 to 14.07. So, this is basically just a macro view of your timeline and where you are in your timeline. And, as this moves up, you'll see that we have a little slider bar here that also gets bigger, because that's showing you where you are in that timeline. If you need to zoom forward a little bit, you can just move this bar over, and now you're zooming through your timeline. If you've edited video before, this timeline is gonna seem very common. It's something that you would see in a lot of video editing practices. When we look over here, we're gonna see a Back button, we're gonna see a Previous Frame Rate button, and we're gonna go back to the previous frame, and then we have the Play button. So, if you press Play, it's gonna make that video move. Okay, we can actually watch that video moving. Right here, you're gonna see a little dropdown that says Resolution Rate. Your resolution rate is how high-quality is the preview that you're watching. Right now, 100%, this'll probably still play just fine inside of Photoshop, but as I start adding filters to this, stacking into this, if I turn this video into a Smart Object and use Adobe Camera Raw on it, that at 100% is gonna be like (glitchy video). (laughter) So we need to make sure that we're using a comfortable resolution for us that's conducive for editing. It doesn't necessarily have to be perfect right now, it just has to be conducive for editing. So I might change this to 25% to speed things up a little, so that the preview that I'm getting is faster on the render process. Now, right here, we have our Fade effects. We can fade this in and we can fade it out, by clicking on one of these fades. And then, if we were to drag it to the edge, it's gonna fade out. Drag it to this edge, it'll fade in. So, if we were to press play now, it's gonna fade in gradually from one effect to the other. You have cross fades, you have all different types of fades. A cross fade would be used if you had another layer in this video group, next to it, and you wanted those two videos to fade within each other, you'd put a cross fade there, and it would kind of connect those videos together and they would cross fade into one another. You can dictate how fast you want that fade to be. So, if you click on one of these fades, if we zoom in to this preview bar here, if you just click on that fade, you can pull it out and it will fade it in longer or fade it in shorter, depending on where you pull it to. Or, if you want a very finite amount of fade, and you want it to definitely be a two-second fade, you'd come down here to your Duration, change that to two seconds, and then when you drag and drop this fade on there, you get a two-second fade, as opposed to whatever fade it ends up being naturally. It would be like a one-second fade or something like that. So, I'm gonna go ahead and delete this fade, and I'm gonna add a fade with black. If I add a fade with black, it's gonna do exactly what it says. It's gonna fade in from black into the video. If I were to fade in from white, it's gonna fade in from white into the video. And let's try the next fade, fade with color. Before you put the fade with color down, you choose your color. We choose red, pull this down, and it's gonna fade in from the color red. I'll go ahead and delete that. That's really the basics of this video timeline, as far as what you can do with it. If you need to cut it, if you were to click right here and then click on this video, you could cut this video right here and say I only want this video to be, whatever it is, two seconds, and right here, I could cut this. And then these end up looking over at the Video Group, look at these, they are now two individual videos. Just because we have them there, lot's go ahead and do this cross fade, so you can see what that looks like. We'll do a cross fade, right here between the two of these. Notice how, when it puts the cross fade on there, it kind of pulls them together, too, because now they're unified. If I press Play, they cross fade into one another and give that cool cross fading kind of look, see that? Pretty neat. I'm gonna go ahead and delete that cross fade. I'm gonna press Command ALT Z, to step back and undo all the clipping that I did.

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


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
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