Adding Audio and Exporting Video
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In your video, you have to put them in separate video tracks, and the way to do that is to liberate them from this layer group. That photoshopped created automatically for you when we brought in all of our assets, so if we want to add branding to the end of the piece, since we've already got a text layer going on here that lives outside of our video group and all we did was while we were in this group, we out of the text layer and then we dragged layer from now to the top of the layers panel deliberated from the group and photoshopped automatically put it on its own video track above the existing one, so that happened automatically, then it's just a matter of repositioning the clip on the timeline telling photo shot when you want it to be visible, so since we've already got a text later going on it's faster to simply duplicate it by pressing commander control jay see how that layer appeared at the top of the layer stack outside of the layer group that's because the layer we had active when we duplicated it, I was outside of that layer group and you can see that that duplicate layer appeared on its own video track right here? Well, we don't necessarily need that on yet a third video track we could student right down here atop the video track that we've got going on for our text at the beginning of the piece just makes everything a little bit cleaner and see how mommy did that then photoshopped took those two type players and popped them into a group like a folder so now, with that duplicate layer active, we're going to click and drag it to the place in the timeline where we want it to be visible and that's it the end of the video on top of the other solid color phil layers that we have going on here. So now we have to do is change the text so we could just go ahead and give it a quick double click, and we're just going to add a a spot of branding right here. Photo lisa dot com and then what kind of contact information do you want to add here? Do you want your phone and were there or not? Email website, etcetera? Typically, if you add your email address, you may not necessarily have to add your you earl again because people kind of understand that that domain name is your website, but if that makes you a little score me, then by all means feel free to duplicate it. So let's say that was sufficient for our branding. We could do that, or we could even tech it into the corner right here of this piece it is depends on how you want it to look it's all up to you one thing when you're adding text, try not to add pure white text because high contrast atop a black background like that is really tough. On the eyes so what you might lend you instead is make your text a very, very light gray it will be subtle it'll still appear why in the video I mean white ish people won't say oh that's great ticks but it will make their eyes bleed, which is nice so how do you change text color? Just double click the text layer to activate it and then in the options bar he just click the little color swatch and when the color picker opens, then you can just choose any of these grays appear toward the top left corner of that box. So as you can see, here are text really isn't start quite it's light gray so definitely do that also no on text in videos is you want to make it big enough for folks to see because think about how large the screen and it's what twelve eighty by seven twenty that's not that big, so you want to make sure that your text is big enough treed, so stay clear of text that's like fifteen points and under would be probably too small for anybody to read. You could see the text I've got going in here is pretty big we've got sixty nine points in eighty four points, so it's kind of big and don't don't include a whole lot of text you know just enough to kind of get you by and if you do put text on your screen, make sure that that stays visible long enough for them to read it can't we were talking about will be built the animated gifs this morning you want to make sure that it hangs around long enough for folks to actually read it, catch the earl, catch the email address etcetera. So now since we've got our branding, we can add a fade in and a fade out on top of the text clip and because we're stacking that text in a separate video track on top of another video track that includes solid black we don't have to use that fade with black so it wouldn't hurt us if we did, but we can just click and drag a regular fade on top of those clips. So now if we back up just a teeny bid, we can see that here comes our branding so now let's add some audio so audio needs to be added in its very own audio track because that way it has super powers inherent audio. So if we click the little music icons to the right of the audio track in the timeline panel, we can choose add audio if you wanted to add a brand new audio track let's say, to stack up sound effects which will do here in a little bit then you would choose new audio track from that instead, so we're gonna choose add audio, and then you navigate to where that audio lives and you wisely placed it in the folder that you're using for your project and you click open and it pops right into your time on, and it looks just like the other clips, except for this particular piece of audio you can see extends beyond the length of our video. So how do you trim it in the same way that we trained those video clips earlier? So scroll down to the end of it, point your cursor at the ending part of the clip there and just drag a leftward and that terms your audio clip. How do you get back to the original link? The audio, click the end of the clip and dragged to the right and it photoshopped won't let you extend an audio clip past its actual length, as you can see, it's got a little controller on the end of it, just like our other clips. Tio so if we give that a click, we'll find that we get a different set of options if you click that controller on video or still you get different options. So for audio, we've got the volume and you all know already that you're supposed to drag that sucker down so you don't want to scream at anybody and here's where you can control the fade in and the fade out and the way you use that controls you tell photoshopped how many seconds do you want that fade? What duration do you want that fate to be? So if you want it tio fade in over five seconds and he would enter five seconds here but just remember in video a second is a really long time, so be cognizant of that and if you want to mute it, then you can do that right here or if you want to meet all the audio in your piece, then you could use this button right here and that would mean everything in the audio this in the clips, any audio that's, an audio tracks, et cetera but this particular button right here let's be mute on and on and on audio clip by audio clip basis and that's it we made her first video I wasn't too painful, so let's talk just a moment about x sporting. So once you've saved this as a photoshopped document because of course you do not want to go through the trouble of recreating everything that we just did, then you're going to come back to the file menu and choose export render video or you could click this little curved arrow down at the bottom left of the timeline panel when you click render video we won't actually make the computer do this is that it takes a little while the longer your video, the longer it's going to take to render but just want to point out a few of the settings here you can tell the program where to put the final file you create a sub folder, and here you can choose what kind of file you want a w media encoder or a photoshopped image sequence for video you want to leave it set tio adobe media encoder and then from the format mean you can pick your format so h two six four is going to create an mp for file stands for impact four is going to be a slightly fault smaller file size, then a quick time movie so that's a really great format for the web, higher quality and a lot bigger file will result from choosing quick time, so it just depends on who you're giving the video to. If you're going straight to you to go to h two six four it's easiest to remember and then if you want to do any kind of re sizing, which I do not recommend, but if you needed tio definitely wouldn't want to go larger in this manner, but let's say you need to create a smaller version. Then you could change the documents as you go down and pixels right here from this mini. If you want to adjust the frame rate, most likely won't. You could do that here, and I would just leave the rest of these things set. Now, the range section can be useful if you've got a rather long video, and you just want to export a segment of it, too, check and make sure that it renders properly. Then you can enter a start and in train here or create a work area with these little sliders. It basically is just a way for you to select a portion of the time on and say, hey, render this not this part, not that part, just this part, so you can set all that up with those controls, are out there and click orender and you'll get a status bar and you can't do anything else and photoshopped at that point until it finishes rendering and then you're good to go. Yes, ma'am. When you render at age two, six, four, what would you use? Thie quicktime one for would that be good for if you gave to clients so they could watch it on their tv? Maybe so, yeah, he could do that. Would h two six, four still work for that? I believe it will. You okay? Yeah, quick, time's gonna take you about twice as long, if not three times as long to render it's going to be slightly higher quality. Really, you're not losing any pixels when you go to quit time and before you, you do lose a bit little bit of quality, but if you're going to the web, that's the only way to roll and maybe you would do quick time if you were gonna show it in a presentation like off of your like you said tv or your computer. Yeah, you might want to go quick time, but impact for works really, really well.