Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 New Features


Lesson Info


So let's, take a look at the video we're going to animate, and then we'll take a look at how to do it. So this is what we've been doing so far text fading in painting and seeming that you see in that video clip was in the video clip, we're gonna take a look at painting and zooming stills after we get through the animation portion. So we've got more text that faded in audio is embedded in this video clip that's, not an external soundtrack that we added there's our animation, we're gonna make text slide from one slide to the other, and then we're gonna take a graphic and we're gonna make it get big size it so you can animate darn near anything in photo shop and you do it with something called key frames and key frames is simply a way to make photo shot memorize a moment in time. So what you do is you create the object that you want to animate. For example, if you want to animate texts like we did, then you're going to create the type player, then you're gonna position the play head where...

you want the animation to start, and then you're going to position the object, so in the case of the text sliding from the right to the left. At the first key frame, I position the text off the screen, so I just use the move tool and I just skew to the text off the screen. I set my first key frame at that point while the text is off the stream, then I positions my play head where I wanted the animation to end, grab the move tool skated the type player over to the left, said another key frame and called it then that's it. So basically, you said a key frame at the starting point of the animation, and if you're moving in the island from point a to point b, they need position their item position, the position, the play head position, the item said a key frame reposition the play head where you want the animation to end, reposition the object set another key frame there's only two key frames necessary to make the word throttle moved from off screen on to screen so let's, take a look at doing that so I will reduce the size of my video preview so I can increase the size of my timeline so we can see it and let's just come down here and I'm going to zoom into my time line a little bit and we're going to zoom in these are your key frames right here. Ok, so I've got one key frame at the position, which I want my text to start, and then I've got another key frame with the position in which I want my text to be in when I'm finished animating it. Ok, so two key frames is all it takes now to see the key frames you need tio click the little flippy triangle next to every video track that we've seen. Okay, so every video track that we've been dealing with thus far has looked like this, but that's only because we haven't clicked that little flippy triangle on the left to exit spanned it to see the animation properties so let's zoom in just a touch and we can see these properties depending upon that what you have going on on the layer itself, you may see additional or fewer properties that could be animated, but basically for this type player and it's, a regular old type player, right? We're in photo shop is just a type player. You've got the transform attributes so transform you can use that to change size or change position so you can think of it as transforming that layer in myriad ways size position opacity. You can animate opacity so you can make something change the capacity for it to fade in, fade out, you can change the style of it later styles, and even if you've use that text warp remember yesterday when we had the mysterio graphic on screen where we use the boca effect? Tio turn that grass, stock image and the hostas document into a beautiful background and how we added the word mysterio, and I showed you how you could use the text work tool that's in the options bar whenever the type player is active and a type tool is active, you can use that to distort in stretch and squish and make your text wave. We can animate those techs toward properties to seek and actually create waving text, okay? But what we're going to do is very, very simple, and when you're talking about animating stuff in the video, I almost think simple is better because you don't want people to focus on just the animation, you know, simple animations like what I've done in this video are extremely effective, you know, a simple resize from eighty bitty two huge or moving from one side of the screen to the other, so simple animations can really add a lot of excitement in your video, yet not be completely distracting from your message or your product that you're trying to sell. Ok, so let's, take a look at how to do this, I'm going to go ahead and delete the key frames that I've created them, we're simply going to adam back. So I'm on the way here that I want to affect my layers panels that layer is active, meaning that clip is active in my timeline panel, which is what you want, so I'm going to come over here I've already clicked my flippy triangle to expand the video track to show me its animation properties, and I'm going to clip the little stopwatch to delete the key frames that I added already and again, if you buy the video, you get this file so you can see exactly how this file was made. All right, so the first thing and we're going to do is we're going toe position that play head well after we create the thing, we're going to enemy, so I've already created that type player, okay? So there she is we've created the thing we're going to animate now we need to position our play head it where we want the animation to start, okay? So I'm gonna scroll down in my timeline panel just a little bit and I want that animation to start I want that text to fade in and I want our animation the start about right here you position create the object position the play head position, the object said a key frame reposition the play head where you want the animation to end reposition the object said another key frame all right ok, so let's take a look at something else you know what what I might do is just go ahead and rebuild a tiny portion of this video okay? So I'm gonna go ahead and exit out of that I'm just not sure what is happening with that all right? So file new going to leave that said as is and we're going to bring in some video layer video layers new video layer from file and we're gonna come down to animating and we're going to bring in our clips there we g o and we're gonna bring in more clips, okay? And then we're going to use our layers panel to reposition or clips so we'll put this guy up there we'll have our kids starting out so we've got our video track going on here now let's go ahead and add are solid color adjustment layer thean so we can bring in our graphics and at our text I'm gonna go ahead and click the checkered flag because it's at the top of the layer stack and when I add my just smit layer it's going to appear above the currently active layer okay, so there it is and we'll drag out the duration of that just a little bit so we've got cem time to play around with text and animating are graphic that we're going to bring in so now let's go ahead and add some text I'm not even gonna bother with opening up that other president. You foul right now, but what I am gonna do is grab a text tool google and position my play head on the black area and clicked. Add my text. So we're going to say, grab life by the move that over left a line, all of it, and I'm gonna bring it down in point size a little bit, using our hand to keyboard shortcut, you know, make that a little bit bigger, maybe put that in all caps. So we make kind of a text block a stack of text, if you will. And then I'm gonna select her, highlight all of it. And I'm gonna use my character panel to decrease the space between the lines because I want the text to be nice and compact so you can do that with this command right here is called leading. Okay, this guy right here and again, if you forget what these icons to you, just cover your mouse over them and photo shop will show you a little tool. Tip tells you what the heck they do. So to decrease the leading weaken, simply reduce this number right here, or just click and drag on top of the little icon, ok, so any time you mouse over any icon it's next to a field you're scrubber turns into or your cursor turns into a scrubber so you can drag left to right to increase or decrease that particular setting all right so let's call that good I'm actually gonna decrease the letting of this one a little bit more tea so you've got a nice compact little text block there now I'm gonna liberate my text from that video group drag it up so that I can move it in the timeline to appear on top of that black ok so now let's add our our other text layer are throttle and hopefully we will not get any oddness this time around so we'll go ahead and click to add another type player let's put this one in all caps be sure spell throttle correctly how many's air keyboard shortcut to increase font size which is shift command greater than on a mac shift control greater than on the pc shift commander control less than decreases font size so now we've got our texts it all right so let's grab a move tool and let's scoot that text over to where we want the animations start all right so we positioned it outside the boundaries of our document but it's still there because remember photo shop is perfectly happy to dangle things outside the edge all right now let's expand our video track property so that we can see the animation attributes or animation controls rather I'm going to zoom into my timeline just a little bit so I can see more of that text clip so my play had his position exactly where I want that throttle to begin to come into the frame so I'm going to click the transform property to set a key frame okay so that's my first key frame now I'm going to move the play head brother so where I want the animation to complete and then we grab the move tool and we move the text and said another key frame all right now position my play head back here and let's see what happens oh my goodness I'm sure there is cem super easy explanation of why that is happening yeah sure if this is the case but somebody in the chat room mentioned potentially a font issue could be but there are definitely not to type players and there's frey bizarre anyway pretend that did not happen because that should not happen me I may indeed be having a fun issue nevertheless you can see how that animation was created all right so you position the item or you want to start sethi key frame move the play head use the move tool in the tools panel to reposition the item you want to animate and then said another key frame where you want that animation to end and that's exactly how we did that right there so you can move darn near anything in photo shop so let's go a little bit past that text blocks let's let that fade out for the love of thor we'll set a transition there and here on the grab life text layer and I'm gonna move my play head over towards to scott the solid color adjustment layer going on so let's go ahead and add our logo now let's pretend like we want it to start out as it's not even there and just get really large on screen so let's go ahead and use our file place command to bring it in find our illustration here that would be the throttle logo click place and photo shops gonna bring it in now my play head is already in the position in which I want this animation to start but what I want to do in this situation is I want to make that appear like it's not even there when the play head gets to that position so since I placed it as a smart object I already have this bounding box around it so I can simply shift option or shift ault drag inward on one of the corner handle says a matter which one and make that graphic so tiny that you can't even see it press return to accept the transformation said a key frame to do that you need to display the animation properties and you do that by clicking the flippy triangle next to the video track name so we're going to click toe at a position key frame, then we're going to move our play head it's just stay right here now we're going to resize the object so we don't have our bounding box around it anymore, so we need to summon free transform so you can choose the edit menu free transform or simply pressed command or control t that will give you re sizing handles again, they are microscopic, so you might have to zoom into the project to get ahold of him again hold downshift option or shift ault on a pc now menacing back out a little bit since I've actually made it the handles large enough where I can see them so again shift fault on the pc or shift option is simply constraining the aspect ratio of my artwork as iris eyes it so that I'm not squishing it or stretching it in adding the option or all key to that means you're re sizing that free transformed box from the inside out so once you get it the size you want press return for photo shot to accept it clicked to set another key frame okay, so to say another key frame you can simply click the little diamond right here okay to set the first key frame you click the stopwatch just said another key frame then you can click the little diamond right here and I'm gonna drag my play head tio where that logo comes in there you go see that's proof that it can be done and then hear my timeline panel we've got are two key frames once where the logo is really really small and then move the play head resize the logo and then set another key frame and it really should work on your own system I'm not going to take the time to restart photo shop because I want to show you the next thing which is lisa the bags in the chat room says it's a new version there are banks has got your back there no software is perfect thank you for that it doesn't drive me crazy when I can't make it do what I wanted to do especially if I've been able to do it a hundred times anyway so what we're going to do now is we're going to take a look at um using the pan and zoom feature the motion features that are built in when you import uh just regular old still images all right, so we're going to take a look at what I created here so we're gonna play our video like my time on a little bit smaller make my video a little bit bigger and doubleclick in our time ruler to reset our play head to the beginning press the space bar so this kind of animation right here are is created by using the pan and zoom check boxes in the motion panel so you can see you get this nice skin burns effect or you're zooming into your image or panning left her ride or panning at an angle okay so this is anything for photographers if you really want to spend quite a bit of time into making a very advanced slideshow that said you khun d'oh darn near the same thing by using pdf presentation which is under the file automate many a pdf presentation you don't get the qin burns effects within here but you do have transitions that you can add simple fades so this is a much faster way to create something that's similar I'll be it not as much control you don't have nearly as much control in pdf presentation is you will using the motion pan and zoom features that I'm about to show you nor do you get the option to add a soundtrack in this way but that's another way that something similar to this can be been so let's take a look at how to create this all right so we're going to start out with a new video document so file new we're just going to leave it at these settings that we've been using all day so now we're ready to start importing are images we're going to go ahead and make photo shop creative video timeline for us because we're not bringing in video okay, we're bringing in images. All right? So click the create timeline and we're going to come down here on this video attractive photoshopped just made for us and we're going to click the little negative icon and we're gonna say add media and photo shop is gonna let us tell it where that media lives and the's files live here, so I'm just gonna go ahead and shift, click to activate four files and click open the shop is gonna bring him in. I'm gonna zoom a little bit in my timeline because right now I can't see that extra menu, that little right pointing triangle, which is where the motion panel lives. I can't see it because my timeline is so compressed and compacted that the icons not showing so don't let that throw you just used this zune panel, and you can see that menu appears as I start to enlarge those clips. So here is the menu here's the motion pain also click that same little right facing triangle that we've been clicking all day on the video clips, and from this poppet menu, you can choose pan and zoom pan, zoom, rotate, rotate, and same and that's all there is to you simply click that little menu on each of the images that you want to animate in their way, and you just pick an option okay so let's go ahead and say pan and zoom then you get a few more controls of the angle which you want the pan to start you can twirl this dial around and that will set the degree to which the animation starts okay so if you wanted to go from corner to corner top to bottom what have you by default it's going to go left and right if the angle is set to zero and then you can determine if you're zooming in zooming out so really neat stuff here for photographers I'm gonna go hands in back out and since we have precious little time left and it's going to go ahead and click that little right facing triangle on all of these clips and set them to a slightly different thing pans in will rotate or change the angle of the pan on that one so this is super super simple stuff right here there we gonn well to say zoom on that one and then you can tell uh when you choose soon and we can tell it where do you want the same to start okay so on this last one we've got pain zoom all right that's great I didn't want to use the move to a photo shop so hush okay so our plan is at the beginning of our video and let's click the space bar and we've got there we go there we've got video so here's all of our pans and zames so you could put your own soundtrack to this again. Please don't steal music use royalty free music so that's a super, super super super simple thing to do really quickly all we did was create a new video document. The timeline panel is open because we've already had it open. If it's not open on your machine, trot up to the window menu and choose timeline. Click the create video timeline button because you need a video track in which to import those still images because the video track is what's giving us that motion panel, go ahead and click create video timeline now it's click the little film, strict icon and shoes at media navigates were the images live and this is a really good a project for you to put all those photos into a single fold or first, that way you're navigating toe one folder and you're not having a route around through your hard drive to try to find your images click open photo shop is gonna plop a mall down in that single video track we don't need this fight layer down here, so we're going to turn that off, but we can start out with a solid color adjustment layer if he wanted, you know we could fade in that first still ok, so now we need to see see, we need our clips to be bigger in the timeline panel, so we can see that extra mini, so we're going to use the zoom slider at the bottom, okay, so I want to delete that later, so I don't want that white layer messing this up, so let's, go ahead and put a fe transition on the end of that, um, well put across fade in between the solid color adjustment layer in our first image, so now we're ready to start telling photo shop how we want the pan and zooms emotions, um, to occur in our video, ok, so we're gonna click the first clip, click that little menu, and we're just going to put on a bunch of pain and sames zine pain zine, we'll change the angle of that one just to be fun and let's, put a zoom on that one, and now we are playing head is already at the beginning of our video clips was click the space bar to start it, and here comes our first image and its paining and seeming so that's, how you can add a little bit of animation to still images without even having to mess with key frames and that's a nice thing, another product the photographers can offer to clients, but you could sell a few those

Class Description

Lesa Snider returns to CreativeLive for an intensive Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 tutorial. Whether you've already upgraded or are still deciding, Lesa shows you practical yet non-destructive editing techniques you can use every day. This 3-day course is a perfect companion to Lesa's previous Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 tutorial on CreativeLive.

Lesa dives further in-depth into advanced filters such as Puppet Warp, Liquify, and Lighting Effects, which all take advantage of the new processing power of Adobe® Photoshop® CS6. Lesa also spends a full day covering Adobe® Photoshop® CS6's brand new video features.

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Lesa's methodical way of coaching is done with ease and clarity. Together with John Greengo and Sue Bryce, she is one of my favourite mentors in CL. I purchased her CS5 and even before finishing it got the CS6 intensive class. Now Photoshop is no monster to fear but a powerful monster to create impact-fully beautiful photos. Good for both beginners and advance users!