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Lesson 1 from: Making Compelling Video in Adobe Photoshop

Rafael "RC" Concepcion

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1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

My name is RC and today I'm going to talk to you about Photoshop and video. Probably two things that you don't hear about because a lot of the time when you work with Photoshop, you think of Photoshop as just a program that deals with just pictures and editing of pictures. This example was really cool and I'll tell you right now, kinda neat. John Cornicello did that. For the most part, you're working with pictures. I get distracted a lot, you're just gonna have to deal with it at this point. But as a photographer, I spend a lot of time working, just doing, taking pictures and things, the reality of it is that I probably do as much video production, Premiere work, things like that, than I do photography these days. It's just everything seems to be moving into that kind of space and if you have a DSLR camera, these days you have the ability to be able to do video production. But a lot of the times what happens is people tend to look at this kind of stuff and they're like, ew, I don't kno...

w, I'm not sure. The default response for people when they start doing this is the defacto program for everything that you're using for this is Premiere Pro, hands down, Adobe, we love Premiere Pro, it's great, it's wonderful. But the reality of it is everybody's Premiere Pro experience kind of starts like this. All right, well, I'm gonna start, okay, get it all started. Okay, this is, this is gonna be great. Okay, it looks Pr, Ps, it's close, How close can it actually be? And at this point, you start hesitating, because it's loading a lot of stuff and what you're trying to do is you're trying to make sure that you're like how much of a skill do I know from a Photoshop standpoint can I translate over into video editing? And you get to this one screen and you're like, oh, this looks easy enough. I'm just going to create a new project I guess is what I'm looking for. Okay, I'll click on that. And then you get here and you're like, uh. This is where you usually start going, I'm regretting the decisions that I've made for most of this stuff. You're like, yeah, I don't know, I don't even know, you know what, I'm not going to worry about it, I'll just hit OK, maybe it will get better. At that point, you do that, and you see this, and you're like, yeah, no, I quit, I'm out of here. Premiere sucks. And that's everybody's experience when they go into it. A lot of the times there's almost kind of like a penalty that you pay, there's this technological penalty that you pay when you want to start working with a video production thing. So I teach at Circus University and it's one of those things where I like talk to people about it and I'm like there's really not that much that goes into the process of video production. It's actually more about what you're doing in here and less about how you're working inside of Premiere. So much so that I think that this is something that you can very easily do inside of Photoshop. Now is Photoshop Premiere? No, not at all. Let's just get that right off the bat. There's a million and one different things that you can do inside of Premiere that will never come into Photoshop. However Photoshop does have video capabilities. They're okay, they're pretty decent. You can get a lot of stuff done. It's never going to overtake Premiere. It's never supposed to take Premiere. What I think it does, is I think it does set a, it does work as almost like a gateway drug. A lot of the times it's like if you can go and you can edit some of this stuff inside of Premiere, then, or you can edit some of this stuff inside of Photoshop, you'd be like, oh, well that wasn't so bad. What if I could? Or could I? The moment that you start doing that, leave, go to Premiere. But at least you can start working these ideas and getting all of this kind of stuff up and running. So that's the purpose of what we're going to be doing in this class. We're just going to talk about how to be able to work with Photoshop and video together to kind of wet the whistle to start talking about that process and maybe get you guys thinking about doing something like this. Going into a local business, doing it for your own kids. If you have your DSLR, you shoot the video, you got to put it together.

Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student

I am so excited about this class! I knew there had to be an alternative subscribing to a pricey service that allows one to display images and video clips in a video format. This class gives you all the tools you need to whip out a custom video showing shoots and images taken during them. I cannot wait to employ RC's excellent instruction. Great class!!


great class. This is one area of PS that I am sure most people are unaware of. Great class. Practical applications. Love RC's presentation.


Wow! I had no idea that you could do video in Photoshop! I have been wanting to incorporate video clips into my client gallery slideshows. This was such a cool walk through, and at a manageable pace too! Great class!

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