Suitman Video Project, Part 3


Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 New Features


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Suitman Video Project, Part 3

I think that we've been creating, so when we lift off, we had added our text and we added are solid black background underneath our text in the form of a solid color phil adjustment layer, so the only thing we had to do to finish up this project is to add some audio, so the way you can do that is used the automatic audio track that you get any time you are working with video files here or create a new video document like we did earlier, so the video track lives at the audio track rather was at the bottom of your timeline. You know, it's the audio tried because it says audio track, you can add media to the audio track in a couple of different ways, just like video tracks. You can click the little music note here and choose add audio, or you can mouse over to the right hand side of the audio track and click the plus button. And if you do that, either one, you get a dialogue box that you can use to tell photo shop where that audio lives on your hard drive. So we're going to go into our cl...

everly named day three folder into the suit man folder. And the first audio clip that we want to add is the sci fi intro that's going to be our background music for our piece here, so we'll go ahead and give it a click with the open button and photoshopped ads it in the audio track unlike video, you're not going to see anything changing your layers panel okay, so audio does not appear as a layer like everything else does that you bring into a video document like this so your audio appears in the track he contributed just like you can video clips and transitions, so we'll zoom in let's say we want to shorten this audio a bit. All we would do is point our cursor at the end of it and make sure the bracket is pointing in the right direction. If you have several audio clips on this one audio track, then you would need to worry about that, but we've just got the one so you can simply click and drag to change the duration of it and you get a handy rich cursor that tells you the length of that audio clip and of course, if you shorten it and decide toe lengthen it again, you can click and drag the end of it and you could just keep on dragon to the right and photo shop will on ly lengthen it to its original duration to begin with this little right facing triangle at the far right end of an audio clip also brings up a similar menu to the one we got that we clicked on in the video clip so let's give that a click here you get a panel that lets you control the volume of the audio because if you're purchasing royalty free audio let's say you're making a promotional video you know for your company or what have you then you can get royalty free audio you really don't know what levels that audio was recorded sometime out sound levels here not levels as any levels adjustment in photo shop but you really haven't you had zero idea or control over the levels at which the audio was recorded so it may be a little louder than you want it there may not be as loud as you want it, so as long as you're using a really audio track here then you get this handy mini that lets you control the volume of it so simply drive to the left, decrease the volume or dragged to the right to increase the volume this is a clip specific control there's no way to change the volume of a portion of this audio clip it so I'll go ahead only this set to one hundred the next field down controls fade in so if you want the audio clip to fade gently fade not just start off with a bang like some get heavy metal then you could enter a duration for that fade in here and he simply enter the duration of the faith that you want. It has nothing to do with the time codes here in the time ruler ok, so if we want the audio to fade in for two seconds we could simply type to no need to type the s for seconds photo shop assumes that press the tab key and if I want to fade this out at the end two seconds I could do that as well just type in the number and that's it and then if you want to mute the audio altogether let's say you're experimenting with different types of background audio's to see which one works best for you then you can temporarily meet each clip individually by turning on that check box right there. Another thing to note about audio is that you do not want to bring in on you by using the file place command you don't want to click and drag audio into a document like this the way you want to add audio is to use this audio track because on lee when you use the audio track are you going to get that little mini that we just looked at if he bring in audio let's say you drag and drop an audio clip from bridge bridge being the organizational power house that gets installed along with photo shop or you can see your files you could click and drag on audio file from bridge and this document but if you do that it's going to appear on a video track in a video track will not have these audio controls so you always want to make sure that you either use the automatic audio track that's here or that you add additional audio tracks input audio there excuse me so for example if I want to add a new audio track and a prime reason you want to add a new audio track is for special sound effects ok like that uh landing sound the cinematic hit just what the file was called where are landing? Man hits the ground you wantto insert that as a special sound effect then you want to add another audio track okay? Because otherwise I'd have to shorten my background music in order to put in that special effects casey you just put on another track so that the audio tracks place simultaneously so you can add another audio track by clicking that little music note icon say new audio track see photo shop adds another audio track and then from here we can click the music a lot note again in twos add audio and now we can come in here and get our sound if it and when we do that it's going to appear on that second audio track so now we can scoot it over and use our play head to find out where our flying man actually hits the ground in order to position that cinematic hit at the right spot case all see how long that audio is is there any might want it if we were doing this for really might trim are clips down a little bit more to make them the same length is the background music that you want to use for your piece but for this purpose is just to find the way that it is so now let's go ahead and double click the double zeros at the beginning of the time ruler to reset your play head at the start point press the space bar and hopefully we've got some audio going on and indeed we dio here are wonderful clouds against you could imagine the guys flying in the sky and then here comes our cross fade and our cinematic hit so I didn't really hear that sound effect I heard a little bit of it but let's say that you want to increase the volume of it so let's go ahead and do that so I just press space bar to temporarily posit video single click the right facing triangle that's at the right of that particular clip enlist bump the audio up it's about one hundred fifty or so let's see what that does so now let's move our play head back by clicking press the space bar again herded ah, little bit better that time but let's see how far we can pump it up it was like we can go to two hundred percent there that's a little bit better so you don't have a whole lot of control over volume that a little bit it all depends on, like I said earlier, what levels the original audio was created or if you've got an audio editing program on your computer, you can bring that audio clip into there and change change it, tio much larger degree than you came here and photoshopped. So we're pretty much done with our little video here let's press the space bargain to continue on and make sure that the rest of the video looks good and then we're going to call it done and see if we have any questions on the audio portion. I'm not seeing our text from our I'm not seeing legend of suit man so let's, take a look at our timeline panel, hear and see where that text has gone okay, so what I did was I grabbed the zoom slider at the bottom and I dragged it all the way to the left, so in order to try toe shrink, that timeline panel did it down a bit so I can see where my text wind and here it is over here okay, we shortened everything up a little bit. We short in the cloud clip, so we need we simply need to drag our text clip back over above our solid color film layer. And how do I know that this right here, underneath the active clip, is a solid color film layer? Well, when I click it, it activates itself in the layers panel so I know exactly what that is. So now if we position our play hand just a little bit before that texas fade in pressure space bar, then we should have the results that we expect. And indeed we do again with dealing with text. Just be sure that you're either putting light text on a dark background or dark text on a lack background. You want to keep it fairly dark or fairly light. In other words, you want to keep the contrast high enough where it can actually be seen, because when you render this video out, there's a whole heck of a lot of compression that's going to go on, and that can affect the ledge ability of your text, so just keep that in mind. Any questions on adding audio in audio tracks to your documents? Yes, there are marked this be photography. Asked, can you split the audio track as you can the video track can you split and on trade? Yeah, no, you cannot and sue in florida and sorry some of these were asked a while back when we first did audio, but, um, will your if your audio if your video has audio, will it play automatically? Yes, e I think you can mute it in another one of our projects, we've got well, the motorcycle, the track day video, that one clip from the track they actually has audio, the bikes going by so I believe you can use this little menu the little right facing triangle I think if that clip had audio in it, we'd be able to meet it right here. You just click the little audio portion of it, ok, so we can test that out when we get into that project cool and then clara of are a can you lock video and audio tracks too together so you don't lose seek with you placed him not that I know of if they're separate, I'm looking for any kind of linking mechanism oh there's our loop playback way we're looking for that earlier, I don't know howto lock them together, I'm not sure that you can over in your layers painting you can block things together with your chain link icon right here, that's to the left of the effects, ben. But I haven't seen any kind of capability like that over here in the timeline panel. Great, and one more clarification question on from john g in greece. If the video has audio does thie audio video already has audio? Does the audio go to the audio channel or is embedded in the video channel? Great question it's embedded in the video clip itself. Great. Yeah, you can't do anything other other than mute that I believe if the audio was embedded in the original video clip questions for now, all right, and you can have as many audio attraction you want. So if you want to build up a complex, layered type of sound, then you could just keep on adding audio tracks. Ok, so we're going to go ahead and close out of this project and open up another one. So again, I am pressing command or control w to close my windows and d for don't save to trigger that button right there.

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


Alvin Lim

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!