Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 New Features

Lesson 36 of 47

Audio

 

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 New Features

Lesson 36 of 47

Audio

 

Lesson Info

Audio

So let's, go ahead and let's add some audio if you happen to know the if the audio you have to put in your video clip is the length of the video that you want to create it's easy, easier to create the video if you go ahead at the audio up front, I think because you're dealing with you know the link that you want so if you've got audio already prepared for you a clip or your project, go ahead and bring it in. And that way you can see how long the audio is because the audio is going to appear in this track right here and it's gonna look just like a clip, ok? So it's gonna be a horizontal looking thing and then then you can plot your transitions and add your text in your favor, blacks and all that kind of stuff, and you can easily see how long that audio is so you can keep your project to the same length and that way you don't have to worry about all kinds of other training so we can go ahead and add an audio track let's, just click the plus sign next to the audio track here and us naviga...

te to where it lives and we're going to go for the scifi in true, just a word on on you, it is illegal to put copyrighted music into videos like this so all of this audio that you'll see me adding throughout today is all world t free, okay, so however much I might have liked to put my favorite negative song, which, by the way, is hindering team into this video track, I could not legally do that. All right? So so please be good and don't still audio because it is illegal don't be putting your favorite song in a video and posting that sector on youtube, ok, whether or not the police will come, you know, slapping on the hand is another another thing altogether, but it's just get practice not to do that. So but again, stock sites all over the place, not just I stock photo there's a brazilian stock photography size in a lot of them have other media such as audio and video, so please do take advantage of that kind of thing so here's our audio here see how it just appears audio's tracks like green or the audio clips rather look green and you can trim and move them around, just like you can't a video clip. Okay, saul, zoom in so you can see let's say, for example, I'll double click tio, start my video or start my play head at the beginning if I didn't want the audio to start when the video stars I could do a couple of different things I could click and drag the clip around okay, so you can set the start point of it they're click and drag the clip around. I had the other I had the video clip activated to so that's why they both moved together you can trim audio clips just like you can video clips see how when I point my cursor at the end of the clip I get that double sided arrow and I also get a bracket if I had more audio clips in here than that bracket would face right or left to let me know which clip I was about to trim. Okay, so if we wanted to trim the scifi entry a little bit, we simply drag it to the left or the right and we can turn off the start as well. Ok, so let's, go ahead and add another audio clip well does click the plus sign the far right of the audio track and this time we're going to add a sound if it ok the cinematic hit click open photoshopped treats that audio clip just like the video track treats the video clips in that it butts them up together okay, now you'll notice a little right facing triangle at the top right of the video clips and the audio clips that's a little poppet menu that lets you, uh do you think such as control the video clip for the audio clip so for example if we bring in audio that is too loud or plays more loudly than we wanted tio then you can adjust that right here all these controls air new and c s six for audio okay, yes, you could add audio in the c s five extended edition you know, to video because it wasn't in standard edition but you didn't have any control over it okay so now you have a or say a lot of control but a modicum of control so we've got our volumes with the video or the audio track is playing too loudly then you can just click and drag the volume to the left ok and if it's not playing loudly enough you can click and drag it to the right if it was negative I would have it at two hundred percent all right I was going and set that back to one hundred the next slider down what she fade the audio in and fade the audio out so will play around with that here in a second. One thing to note about the fate and fade out is it kind of trips me up there for a while I thought for the fade out I needed to tell photo shop the time code that I wanted it to fade out at so for example, if I wanted the sci fi music to start fading out at twenty seconds I thought I needed to add type twenty seconds in there than it would fade out at that point kind of seems logical, right? No you just need to tell it how far from the end you want to fade it out so for example if you want five seconds of fade of that music at the end then you attack five seconds there instead of typing in the time code so do as I say not as I d'oh you've also got a mute audio button here so for whatever reason you wantto mute a certain track maybe you're you're trying out different audio clips to see what you like best and you can meet them using this panel right here that same panel for video clips has uh useful things in it as well you can control the duration of your clip the currently active clip using this poppet mini but to be honest I find that more easily done just by clicking and dragging to trim clips or moving the clips you can also control the speed of your video and that this one's a lot of fun so if you want to speed it up and make uh make things look cartoonish thing you can certainly do that here all right so let's go ahead and see what we've got here I'll press the space bar and we'll keep on editing wayne here are scythe blue line right here those were really blue dots that's because photo shop is dropping frames to display our video smoothly and that's also why we're seeing our frames per second when it goes red down here you're dropping quite a bit of frames, but why you're working within and photo shopped at least in my limited experience with it I haven't found that to be a problem, ok, so the first thing we might want to do to this your video is less shorten the cloud video a little bit more because we don't want to make it too long. We don't want to make people sit through too much before our landing, man it comes and my screen went, why here? Why did it go? Why don't panic? Nothing bad has happened just look at the position of your play head my play head is past the position of any video, so since we chose why for the background color in our new video document that's why we're seeing why right there? Okay, so don't let that throw you. What you're seeing up here in the preview area depends on where your play head is positioned at that time, all right and let's go ahead and zan back out all right, so what we need to do now is figure out when we want that cinematic hit teo occur and when do we want it to occur? We want it to occur right when they're uh blanding man lands okay, so what you can do is grab the play head and let's kind of slowly go through frame by frame this video clip and we can stop it at the exact point he lands which is going to be about right there. Okay, so once you get your play head in the right position then you can scoot your audio around and the edges are the edges of the audio clips will snap to the position of your play head so that's a really how you want to approach this if you want something to happen in a certain time, position your play head there first and then move your elements around okay, so I'm going to click to activate the sci fi intro and I'm gonna drag it to the left and it snapped right to that play head ok in my cinematic it skated right over so now if I click and drag my play head back and I pressed the space bar to play it okay we might want to turn up the volume of that sound just a little bit so we can actually hear but it looks like we got the audio the cinematic hit in the right spot and that's how easy it is to add audio and even special audio effects case. Just a matter of bringing them in as clips and then using your play head to find the position at which you want that to happen and then moving or trimming the clip. So that happens at that time, ok?

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.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6

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