Splitting Clips


Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 New Features


Lesson Info

Splitting Clips

So here is the file we're going to create all right? So we'll go ahead and double click to set our play head at the beginning and I'm going to let this one play while you're seeing the timeline panel because you can see that might help you understand what we're about to do here is you see that play had moved through each of the pieces, so this all used to be one clip and we're gonna split it so that we can fade it to a solid color adjustment layer protects on top of it fate to the next portion of the clip split it in the last question and then we're going to fade into a solid black adjustment layer again another vector graphic and the same thing that we did last time on that portion all right, so let's, go ahead and open up our clip this one I'm just going to go ahead and open it straight in the photo shop all right, here we go so here's our clip splitting it is a simple splitting clips is a simple as positioning the play head where you want the split to occur and clicking the scissors...

questions it's that simple it's that simple, but we're going to go ahead and bring in our audio just so we have an idea of how long we might want this video to be day three splitting clips folder ok, so now we've got our music in there when we can kind of see how long we want this whole thing to be so like I said, splitting is a simple as positioning your play it and then clicking the scissors and that is absolutely it so if we scrap back through here let's just say we're going to split it right here click the scissors that's all there is to accept for photo shop split my audio track because I had it activated, so now I only have the video track or the video way or activated. So now when I click split it's not gonna mess with my audio track, so see, now that video is to pieces, but unless you scooted apart and put something in between there, you know what? I'm going to noah's to pieces because it will just play one right after the other, so now we could come over here and we might split it again, right there something I've got three video clips out of one, okay, so I'm gonna peek at the original projects. I can't remember how many times I split it just just twice, okay? So while I'm over here in this project let's go ahead and what's that are let's add are solid color adjustment layers first that will give us a nice place to add our text ok, so we've got three clips here and I want tio ad solid color adjustment layers so we mouse over to the layers panel she saw the color from the half black half white circle she's black or whatever color you want blackness works really really well on video used the layers panel to change the order of your clips so I'm gonna put one solid color adjustment layer before the first clip duplicated twice in drag each song color adjustment layer between the clips that I see split so now we put in our transitions you know we're going from black to a clip to black to a clip to black to a clip which is what we want and we'll do one more solid color adjustment layer and put it on the ends that way we've got a nice place to put our branding are closing graphics on and I'm gonna change the duration of that just a little bit there we go okay, so now we're ready to start bringing in our chicks or we could go ahead and and start laying down transitions just depends on what you want to do okay, so we'll come down here and copy this bit attacks come over to our new project and click to add the text there we go and I want to liberate that text from this video group I want to liberate the text from the video agreed thank you for shopping and now why am I not seeing any of my texts on screen? Because my play head isn't in the right position, okay, so I can click in my ruler or my time on ruler there, I want to move the text around, I can grab the move tool there, and I can even set a guide by turning on rulers and guides so that I can position my texts in exactly the same spot. All right, so now let's, come back over to the other document copy paste and I go ahead and go back to the type tool click to add more text, position it in the same spot where we dio move my play head, move my text rather over and my play head. There we go, and I could have all my text on the same video, uh, layer track or group, so I'm gonna go ahead and dragged that text down. There we go clean that my timeline pain on just a bit. This move our play head over to the next point at which we want text to appear at our text. Here we go, that piece takes a little bit longer. Skit him over with our play head, and now we're ready to add the rest are closing graphics, so copy paste if you want from this project into your own and it would be nice when you do purchase the video you can do the same kind of copying and pasting thing that I'm doing keep you from having a type in your own fake text or redo it it's a good way to learn how to do these projects says come back over here at my last bit of text I think I skated it down a little bit about right there skated over in the video track we've our play head here we go so now I want to bring in a graphic so we're going to do the same thing we could choose file place to the same thing we did last time bring in my mask graphic and this time I want to show you how easy it is tio add a layer mask um when this graphic comes in eventually see now it's taking a long time to bring the graphic in who knows what's going on photo shop had a big lunch it's get a little sleepy so when when this graphic comes in you're going to see that there are a bunch of different illustrations on this in the same file so we're simply going to add a layer mask to that layer when it appears so that we hide all the other masks and we only reveal the one mask that we want because the stock file that I purchased had a slew of masks in it and I only wanted to use one so here the file is and you can see in my layers panel there's a bunch of masks on it well rather than open that thing up in illustrator let's say I don't have illustrator I don't know how to use it. You can simply add a layer mask here in the document to hide bits and pieces of that layer that you don't want to appear in your video. I'm also going to increase the size of this artwork quite addicts I want that mass to be fairly large I want to reduce the size of my timeline paying a little bit so I can see all my re sizing handles and again I'm gonna hold downshift option or shift altana pc um to resize my mask and if I want to use this mask right here oops, I'm just positioning it aereo let's say that's good press return when you get it sized just right when I move it over a little bit and I'm going to reposition it in the videos that I'm not seeing it a top the clip a repositioning in the time on rather here we go perfect and now let's go ahead and add a layer mask exactly the same way you would normally dio click the circle within a square icon at the bottom of your layers panel use any tool you want tio teo either create a selection and then fill the area in with black because in the realm of the layer mask black conceals and white reveals so if we want to hide these other mass six we need to paint with black in those areas inside of our layer mask so just make sure that you have the layer mass active in your layers panel and you know it's active because it's got that white bracket around it so now I'm gonna switch to the regular brush tool take a picket my color ships make sure that black is on top if it's not gonna press d to set my color chips to the default to black and why I'm gonna press x until black hops on top and again a lot of fun to hold down ex get the little strobe lights at the bottom of your tools panel not really and then let's come in here again I'm going to hold down my uh hold my fingers on the left and right bracket key and as I paint with black this mass is going to be hidden however in this situation the mask is not being hidden altogether a quick peek and options bar reveals that the last time I use the brush till I reduced its opacity to fifty percent so we simply need to bring that back up to one hundred and now we will indeed be planting with solid black so we can hide the other pieces of art that happened to be in that file another good use of this might be if your company logo comes in multiple colors and you bring in that whole logo final let's say it's an illustrator file with bunch of the logo's at different colors and he could simply hide the other logos and only reveal the one color that you wanted without having to take that violence into another piece of software and clip it out there's no need to do that when you've got masking here and photo shop and it works exactly the same way in video is it does in on regular image layers so now it's increased the height of our timeline paying a little bit more and let's clean up the last of this we're going to greatly reduce the duration of our still image there we g o and let's start screaming through these items and what's happening right now is I'm not seeing my text why am I not seeing my text? I have no idea I'm not seeing my text because it's way over here on the left so you'll have to do some scrolling around to figure out what is happening so here because of the currently active layer that I had which was one of these type players when I brought in this artwork this artwork appeared on the same video track is all of my text that would be fine if I didn't want this text clip to be visible at the same time as the graphic that means I have to drag this graphic out of that video group so that photo shop slaps it on another video track that way I can grab the text and put it underneath it okay so when things go a little haywire and they will until you get used to doing this just relax sit back scroll around through your timeline panel see if you can figure out what's happening zoom in or zoom out with the slider so that you can better see what's going on and you'll get it you'll absolutely get it and it won't take you that long so let's go ahead and plop in our transitions we'll double click to position our play head at the very beginning of the project let's open up our transition menu and list to start dropping transitions and I do this more and more it does seem like transitions are easier to add kind of all at one time so let's go ahead and fade fayed are text fade our text now let's fayed our video clip in and out I need to add a fade with black too that there we go fade to black nellis scrub there we go our text phase in fades out now our video should be coming in and we need to move these other text layers there we go okay, so we need to add a fade in on the clip waken say a fade with black to go smoothly into that solid color adjustment layer that we made, and then we can add uh, regular fades on our text and let's keep scrubbing to see how that looks are video phase in fades out, text fades up, fades out now we're to the next video clips let's go ahead and add another transition there fayed with black fade with black keep scrubbing text or a video clip fades out rather nellis ad fades to that text clip that's right here and how do you know it's? A text clip? Just click on it and it'll activate in your players panel this girl over keep scrubbing three video fades out text fades in text fades out let's add another transition to our video clip here video clip fades in phase out and now we need to add fades tio these last few elements here, so we're going to do a fate favor with black and they fade, fade with black fayed and that's it you don't need to fade out the ending black that's coming from that last. Solid color adjustment layer because you want the black to remain on the screen till the end of the video all right so now let's go back to the start see what we've got press the space bar hide our guys see how easy splitting clips is just position your play head and click the scissors and photo shops what's it in and if you need to trim you could you know trim both places that's the easiest way to snip out a section of video there's another more complicated way of it's in in the photo shop see sixty missing manual but honestly this point my video adding career splitting and then trimming is easier okay we had one little problem there what was our problem wait for the shop here we go okay so we had a little bit of a blank spot right there why is that because I added a transition onto the beginning of the solid color adjustment layer and I didn't need tio okay so I simply click that transition right there and to lead it and that should fix our problem music and everything fades out pretty nifty huh? Any questions on splitting clips I very much like their use of the masks and masking the masks masks the mass you teed it can mask your masks now we've got a question in the audience so great just for clarification looking at the color coding and so green will always be music blue will always be video and purple could be any kind of adjustment layer is that right? Looks like it. We contest that outlets adding another kind of adjustment layer in c well at a levels adjustment layer. Yeah, apparently adjustment layers you're always purple and you get a little icon t to let you know which adjustment layer that was in question way have a question from cactus kim, she says, what if you are splitting a cliff and not only want to split it, but you also want to remove one of the splits completely out of the video? So take a big chunk out of it all you can just click it and press into linking you see he's easy and that meet nice when things were logical and a question from from photo dude is e you'd assume that I've loaded a video clip of a performance with street three songs on it, and I split the single clip into three separate clips to save it clipped. I merely activate one at a time by clicking on it and going through the same as routine and then says many things, some digging the seminar, jim local well, it depends on what they want to do with those clips if if you're splitting those clips and you want them in separate videos, then then you would need tio, you know, copy paste them into or dragon layers into another documents that you split that up into three different video documents, but if they just want to do what we did hear, split the clip so they can put a pause in between or maybe you know, for something like that for a performance imagine so let's save you've taped your your your kid in their school play or their their concert, what have you and they say they play three songs or three solos? Imagine the beautiful video that you can create with the exact same technique that we did here split the clips so that each song is a separate clip, and then you could put a solid color adjustment layer in between each clip like we did here and you could text instead of the goofy text like I made here, you can't stop thinking about it, you know you want to put on that mask, you could introduce the song you could type the title of the song, and that way you could create one video out of that performance piece, but you've divvied up two performances and you could, you know, fade in your clips, fade them out into, you know, a still that it gives a little bit of description about, you know, the piece that's coming up, make something really beautiful, yeah, yeah and just to clarify photo dude is writing in I love this little interactive miss lord jr s o I think what jim is saying is that he's got one big clip, and then he wants to save out three different segments as different video files on his oh cater and so can you just click on that section and save it as its own? I don't think you can click the clip within a time line and say that is a separate document, what you probably need to do is create a couple of more video are documents you could use the file new command, like we did earlier, and then you could use the window, arrange command so that you can see both documents at the same time. So once you split those clips, they're going to appear on separate video layers. You could simply drag that video layer into another document, and then you could choose file, save as and doing it that way you would end up with three separate documents, right? Thank you. Yeah, yes, so when doing that, he said that the video file is completely external to the photo shop edit file if you're using that same source for multiple documents, is the original ever touched her affected? The original video clip is not affected in any way. But you do need to keep that clip with each of those documents, so if we do what jim was just asking about and we take one clip and we split it into three clips and then we save those clips out as three different documents that original video clip needs to stay with those three documents now you don't have to duplicate that original video clip on your hard drive, but you should keep it in the same folder in which you have these other documents that you made from those clips. If that makes sense uh, best sides azad asking if you want your text or background color to match a color in your video can use the eyedropper tool in the video clips. Can you use the eyedropper tool in any regular photoshopped layer? Of course she can. So the answer is yes, if you can do it to an image layer, you can do it to video the exception to that not really an exception. But if you want to use any of the healing tools, let's, say you've got a mole on somebody that you want to get rid of that's a nightmare because you'd have to use the healing tools on every individual frame it would take you forever in a day, so while you can do that kind of thing and photoshopped, it is a nightmare and a half to do you know, that kind of stuff is better left for, you know, other more high end programs, but things like, you know, applying adjustment layers, running filters and things like that anything that you can do to a regular image layer you, khun do tio video layers and, um, another question from cactus kim is, since splitting a clip puts each section of the video onto a new layer, does that mean that the person could duplicate that layer, change the order? They wanted to repeat the clip somewhere else and their document absolutely cheer you can duplicate video layers just like you can regular old layers have moved them around, reposition and play them over and over again. Whatever you want to put your audience through you, khun dio alright, great, I think we could all right, so let's, take a look. We've got another one, but I'm just looking at the time actually, is it time for break? It isthe is it time for a rate? Is that good? Are you sure you're ready to take a break? Yeah, we can take a little break and then we'll come back and we will look at applying filters to our video and you guys are not going to believe what you can do with filters remember the movie scanner darkly? Unfortunately, chiana reeves was in that maybe I love counter reeves. I thought that maybe was terrible, but the movie itself, it looked like the whole movie was an illustration or a car teen we can do that in front of shop he's in the poster edges filter we can do all kinds of things with filters, and so we're going to dio we're going to make a black and why we're going to make a sepia and we're going to run some filters, so we'll pick up with that when we get back. All right, great. So we're gonna take a fifteen minute break and where does the time go? We're like going along? You think I don't even think it wasn't a thing? I looked at the clock there. So anyhow, if you have been enjoying this workshop like we have there's just so much knowledge that you have given to us not just on imagery, but now on video, these the video files include all of lisa's exercise files so that you can go back and play around with those you don't have to kind of start from scratch again when you're learning, which is a really he this workshop is seventy nine dollars today, if you've been considering it. Now is the time to go pick that up as well as we've been talking about. Fact that your c s five four day workshop here, great alive, is also at the pre purchase in live price of seventy nine dollars. So you could just spend months and months and months with those two credible, I work felt's alone, and you would be good to go. So anyhow, we're going to take a break. We'll see you back in fifteen minutes.

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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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