Adding Filters and Colors to Video Clips
And lisa, I noticed that when you sped up this track, it shrunk it automatically in your in your timeline if you were to slow it down, would it then push everything automatically back automatically doing some of that's? Fantastic? Yeah, because photo shot once they're not to be any gaps in a video track, and it will do everything in its power to rearrange things and squish and shoving whatever to keep there from being any spaces. But when you do change the speed like that, you're going to get a space fantastic, and that was great saying that procedure, do you want to talk a little bit about smart objects? You said you love them as faras video. Give us a one minute why women smart objects mat down yeah, for a video in this work flow. Yeah, so that brings me to the next point and it's totally fine that we do this right here because we're dealing with a single clip, which is a little bit easier to deal with. I'm actually going to turn this into a smart object because when you run filters ...
on video by default photo shop is going to apply the filter to the first frame of the video you all right? Unless that video clip is a smart object, so by putting the protective wrapper around that video clip, you're protecting it in several different ways re sizing it multiple times you're not going to lose quality like you would if you were re sizing a regular old pixel base layer which is what this is at this moment and you really do need to pay attention to the special little badge that's at the bottom right of those layer thumbnails right now it looks like a movie clip that lets you know that it's just a regular old image later really even though it's got emotion in it but as soon as you turn into a smart object that protective rapper coats around it and you can resize it with free transform without losing hope inequality you can also run filters on it non destructively just like an image layer or you know multiple image layers coated with a smart object that's helpful because a lot of flower shops tools only work on single layers like filters and later styles so the only way to get those tools to work on multiple layers is to do something to create a single layer from many so wrapping them all in a smart object coding is one of those ways to do that so let's go ahead and run a filter on this video just north just like he would normally run a filter on image but we're going to do it without it being a smart object then we'll do it with it being a smart object so you can click to activate the clip and trot up to the filter menu and let's do something from the filter gallery you see you get an idea of the types of things that you can do you hear anything in the artistic set is nice the sketch set is also really nice there some good things in the distort or the brush strokes but if we want this to look a little bit like uh paint jobs we can do that posture edge is going to make it look like you did anybody see that maybe chiana and raised it years ago a scanner darkly it was one of the first movies that used this kind of kartini outline effects will you can apply that to your videos right here you can make your own and better a scanner darkly on and then of course you can use the controls here in the filter gallery tio uh fine teen the effect according to what you want so when we click ok, I actually turned off paint jobs and we'll roll on lee with the posture edges and click ok and we come back here see how it only applied to the first frame of the dad gum video how helpful is that? So the filter did apply but to frame one so we'll undo that by pressing commander control z now it's turned this clip into a smart object you can do that a couple of different ways you can trot out to the filter menu choose convert for smart filters maybe the easiest way to do it but if your hands are already on your keyboard you can right click or control click in the layers panel near the clips name and cheese convert to smart object there those two commands your name differently but they do the exact same thing just protectively coats the layer or layers so now it's a smart objects see how the bad changed it's a different icon then before that lets you know that it is indeed a smart object now when we come up to the filter menu and did you know did you know that the last filter you run always appears at the tippy top of the many and to trigger it again you can simply press command f or control f on a pc so here we are back in the filter gallery and now if we click ok it remembers the last filter we ran. Now we'll click ok and we press the space bar to play it you'll find that the filter applies to all frames in the video instead of just one so that's a neat effect, huh? Yeah, it is cool so let's just take a look at a couple of others another great thing about me fell a bit bigger another great thing about using smart objects in conjunction with filters is that not only does the filter run on destructively down here almost a cz if it were a layer style in the layers panel so if I wanted tio throw that filter away all I have to do is click and drag to the trash can icon at the bottom of the layers panel that gets rid of the filter you automatically get a layer mask or you can think of this as a filter mask so if there was a part of the image that you wanted to hide that filters effect from then you could click to activate the mask and paint with black to conceal or white to reveal too high the filters effect from just that spot so ruined you that in a second but another cool thing that you can do is you can reopen that particular filters dialog box or settings simply by double clicking the filters name in your layers panel so we're gonna go ahead and pop that open real quick so now we're right back to the filter that we ran with all the settings and we can continue to experiment and change them however we want another neat one is uh watercolor so you can alter the shadow intensity to be lighter dark we're going to leave it about right there and click ok and a lot of people don't realize that here in the filter gallery you can stack up filters so if you take a peek at the bottom right quadrant of this honking big dialog box you can see you've got what looks to be like a new layer icon if you give out a clique you're going to add a difficult of the filter you just true looked at but then all you have to do is just click another filter and see how they're now stacking up down here and you can toggle their visibility eyes often on if you'd like so all kinds of things you can do and if you don't want tio have that filter than just activated include the trash can icon at the bottom of your filter gallery so amazing things that you can do here so click ok now when we come back we see that we've changed the filter and now it's ah ah watercolor effect but let's say we don't want that watercolor effect to really appear on the kid's face is give me a little bit difficult this one because she's moving around a little bit but you can mask that effect so if I click within that filters mask right there and then use any tool that I want that will lay down black paint because this is a mask and in the realm of the mask painting with black conceals and white reveals so it's just like digital masking tape but here in photo shop it's black instead of being beige or blue so I'm gonna grab the regular brush tool, take a peek at my color chips, make sure that black is on top if it's not, you can click the little arrow here or you can press the ex key to flip flop your color ships and once you're painting with black, you can mouse over here to the image and as I paint, I'm hiding that filters effect from certain parts of the image. The only problem with this one is that she's moving enough where, uh, the mask the mask doesn't move with the video, so but if you're subject stayed fairly still, you could certainly control where that filters effects were visible on that video clip. This likely could an image I mean, this is stuff works in exactly exactly the same way, so I'm going to stop that one and I want to go back to our other video that we're building real quick here, so I'm not going to save the changes that we made in this temporary document that we were using, I'm just going to go ahead and close it now we're back to our project that we were building and everything looks like we expect now want to do one more thing in here just to give you even more ideas, and that is to let's say we wanted to apply a creative color effects to the whole mess hole into law that we want the whole thing to be see pia, which is just a graphic designers fancy shmancy weigh the same brown wei have to validate that college degree somehow people at cbs ok, so now what we're going to d is one of the quickest ways and photoshopped to add a color overlays to do it through a black and white adjustment layer because it's got a tent checkbox in it, so I'm going to go ahead and click the half black, half white circle at the bottom of the layers panel and we're gonna choose black and white it's going to automatically appear directly atop the currently active thing in my layers panel and if you're working with a video timeline here it's going to clip itself so that it only effects one layer down instead of all there's down well, if I want my whole video tohave a color tint, then all I have to do is do the exact same thing that we did with the text layers earlier I have to drag it out of that layer group so that it ends up on a whole another video track that's how we get our stacking so let's grab the layer thumbnail right here and drag it all the way up to the top by doing so the clip tio effect one layer down button automatically toggles itself off so it is affecting everything in our that's below it in our layers panel now so to give it a cullerton, all we have to do is click the tent check box right there. Are we stuck with that light brown early? Absolutely not. To change it. I have to do is single click the little color swatch and then from the resulting color picker, you can choose any color you want, so you'd use this rainbow bar to tell footage shot what range of colors you want. And then you'd use this area to tell photoshopped how light or have darkie want that color overlay to be. So if I wanted something a little darker, you know, I could click somewhere down in here. Think like, ok and close up that properties panel that automatically opens. And now when I come back over here to my video, obviously color over lazing in effect are solid color phil layer because it's black black winds in that case. But now, when we scrubbed through, everything should be see pia and it's, not maybe it's just thinking about it or not, there we go. Okay, so all we need to do is extend that clip so the adjustment layer shows up like a clip so you can control the duration of it just like you can anything else see what I mean with that same thing going to be using it all the time? This is gigs this gives you a little bit better picture of exactly what's going on in this particular project so if I make my pain a little bit larger, what do we have going on here? Well, we've got a black and why adjustment layer on its own video track and it's clip is the length of the entire piece, so that means that the whole thing is going to be see pia neat, huh? And again, if he only wanted it to affect one clip, you could either leave it in that layer agree believe it clipped so that it effects on lee the layer below or you can simply change its duration so that it's only visible a top one clip so that works with any adjustment layers be it a curves adjustment layer for color lighting correction being a creative color effect such a cz the black and white adjustment layer grady and map adjustment layer which is another great way to create a black and white image any of the adjustment layers you know there's a slew of him down here vibrance you know let's say you wanted to make the colors pop across your whole video vibrant slayer is a great way to get that done I'll go ahead and click to add one of those and we'll delete our black and white adjustment layer so now here's our vibrant slayer let's make sure the duration is indeed the length of our peace, and it is and weakened just pump up the vibrant setting right here, which is a little bit different from saturation in the vibrance tends to leave colors that are already highly saturated alone, and it tends to boost the saturation of colors that aren't already highly saturated so and also stays away miraculously from skin tones for the most part, so if you've got people in your pictures, I would stay the heck away from saturation unless you just like alien hot paint looking skin. Halloween comes to mind what's again, so that's, how you would add a color boost across the whole video and again, the key is just teeth. If you're working inside a lay a group like this, add your adjustment layer, make your change and you want to liberate it from that layer group, and then you want to hunt it down on your timeline, and then you just want to extend the duration of that adjustment layers clip in that'll affect the whole image, so now we've got a vibrance boost across the whole thing, and if you on ly wanted to affect one clip, then you would leave it in that layer group and you would leave it clips just so that effects the layer below questions you betcha um so a couple lore line asks when you're cutting the clips do you lose the rest of the video or the audio or can you get it back great question you do not lose it you can always get it back so let's say for example I'm gonna go ahead, delete that one clip so we can come down here tio let's say our happy family right here position my play head uh I was gonna trim it position my play head to where I wanted treatment to let's say grab the end of the cliff trim it now I say that gum I need that back and all you do is grab the end of that clip and you drag it back out I can drag all the way to the right side of my screen here and photo shop is not goingto extend that clip past its original duration you know, my timelines grow old, but that way you don't even really have to know how long the clip wass it's just not gonna he can just drag it is as faras photo shop will let you and that will be the original duration of that clip works the same way with with audio perfect splitting its a little bit harry in that when you split a clip and if you trim then you can certainly get back the bits that you trimmed but you're not going to be ableto undo the split so you're going to have to delete that clip and bring it back in but nothing happens to the actual footage because remember that's a separate file on your hard drive it's not embedded in here it's linked but nothing really happens to the linked file it is stay is perfectly intact cool and speaking of that good transition no pun intended seriously stamper dog asked do transitions and number of layers add a lot of memory size to the project and it started may start to lag yes yes the more layers then the more uh the larger file size is going to be in the longer it's going to take some things to play back I haven't really noticed that much of a problem with transitions but definitely the more layers you have in there you know it could begin tio at a fat to your file size and slow things down a little bit so layers yes but transitions I don't think not so much at least I haven't noticed that and I always add transitions to everything here okay well I just want to thank you for showing me how to make my own scanner darkly I'm gonna start writing the script right now I wonder if can is canada's available theatre's new year's that he could make your movie trailer you also hear exactly. I mean, I love that.
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