Creative Effects

 

Adobe® Photoshop®: Video Editing & Animation

 

Lesson Info

Creative Effects

So let's, take a look at what we're going to create first, this one just gives you an idea of creative color effects and also we've got some masking going on over here, so if I play this one first up is having trouble with the playback because that other one really is there, so it just gives you an idea of something else that you can do so let's create that one together, so I'll go ahead and close that document and really don't let it freak you out when your preview go sideways that way just take a deep breath no that it is probably going to render fun, but that would be a good excuse to go ahead and render it out and see if it's just a preview problem or if something has really gone astray in your project file so let's, go ahead and create a new video document and create our video timeline and we can go ahead and bring in our media so for this one were still in the wedding shoot video, but I'm just going to bring in let's see this one this one and maybe that guy right there we'll see ...

if those will work for this particular effect you want videos if we're going to split the screen up into thirds like this, you want the content of your video to kind of be more vertically oriented than landscape oriented if you wanted to show up within one of those panels so now we've got our footage in here, so what we need to do is we need tio add some guides so that we can make our masks masks the video at the same size and that's pretty easy to d so what we're going to do is press commander control are for rulers when you do your rulers air going appear on the screen well, how do we know where to set guides to split the screen up into thirds? Will you just divide your pixels with by three? I've already done that for you and the answer is four hundred twenty six ish pixels so in photo shop see isthe gosh was it c s five where we got rich cursors, meaning that when we click within the ruler either the vertical ruler or the horizontal ruler and we drag over entire document see that little cursor overlay it shows us where we're going to drop that guide? Well, I want a deal and pixels I don't want inches because I know I need to drop guide at four hundred twenty six pixels so what I can do is just control click on the ruler itself doesn't matter which one and I'm gonna choose pixels from the resulting shortcut menu and now when I dragged that guide out, I can see exactly when I get till about four hundred twenty six pixels ok, about right there another way to drop a guy in a specific position is to choose view new guide so you get to do it that way to you so what's for twenty six by four twenty six eight fifty two yes, she can do math on a piece of paper with an actual pencil so now we're going to drop another vertical guide at eight hundred and fifty two there we go so that just gives us you know ah place something for our rectangular marquis to snap to when we start masking that video and it's ok, if it's a little bit off because really it's okay to eyeball it but I want those slivers of video to be roughly the same size yes me um can you do persons in the value to I thought you could do percent in it would snap to the um percents in wit in the guide value when you do the new guide and possibly okay okay, so now we're ready to start positioning and masking our video. Well, you already know that if we want these three clips to be visible at the same time, we've got to get him in different video track so let's go ahead and do that I'm gonna drag the first clip out from the video group and drag the second one out and I could not go ahead only that first one in there, I'm gonna delete that background layer because we're going to cover the whole screen with video, so I don't really care what colored layer is underneath or even if there is one so let's, go ahead and position all these clips to the beginning of our timeline, and now what we can do is begin tio mask them, and I'm not really sure if this one is going to end up working out for this particular special effect, but we can try so let's, go ahead and I want my bride to be the first one here. Someone temporarily turn off the visibility of those guys, and I'm going to scoot her over with the move tool and bring her down a little bit or actually, I need to trim that clip just a touch there she is now is trim it. There we go. Hey, I can actually see the bride now, let's, go ahead and add a layer I ask, how do we do that exactly like you would if this was just plain old static image, we're gonna grab the right angular marquis and click and drag to draw guide and it's going to snap to that extra or draw selection rather is going to snap that guide that we placed at four hundred twenty six picks sal's so now he mass down to the layers panel and we click the circle within a square icon to add a layer mask so masking video clips works and exactly the same way as masking image regular images that you're used to working with. So now I'm gonna turn on the visibility of the next clip and position it with the move tool about right there and do the same thing grabbed the rectangular marquis this time I'm gonna start my clicking and dragging outside of the document bounds where that guide is, it just makes it easier to snap to that guide so we draw our box addle air mask you all getting it now and finally let's activate our last clip and let's scoot it over and again, this might be that might not be the perfect clip, but there's other clips within this folder when you get the sample files that you can play with tio but this will be good enough for y'all to see how this effect is built now let's, go grab the rectangular marquee again. I'm gonna start my clicking and dragging from outside of the document bounds to sort snaps to those guides and then we add another layer mask now I'm gonna hide all those guys because they're driving me a little bit crazy by using a keyboard shortcut, which is commander control semi colon now we can see what we've got and we can use our commander control fit to screen and hide the rulers if we'd like by pressing commander control are for rulers now if we come back to the beginning of our video we can give it a quick click to preview in photo shop is really struggling but I promise you all those clips really are playing they really are there I'm going to say this document see if that helps it in any way so I'm going there this one on the desktop and call it trip tik sample there we go so that help us any you know great now let's look at applying those creative color effects so we can clip to activate the first clip that we want all we're going to do is do it through adjustment layers so we're going to click the little half black half white circles the bottom of the layers panel she was black and why and immediately it's clips to the layer underneath it so it only effects that one layer now we can turn on the tent checkbox and began to experiment with the color tent of just the clip underneath it so we'll just leave that one set to see pia now let's click the next clip up in our layers panel and we're going to the same thing black and white adjustment layer it automatically this one didn't did uh but you can click this little button at the far left of the properties panel there to clip it to on ly affect one layer damn turn on the tent check box and then for this one let's go ahead and open the color picker by clicking a little tent color swatch and we'll just to pick another color we'll do something in the purplish room and I'm gonna make it really light by clicking somewhere up towards the top left of that whole area again you choose the range of colors with the rainbow bar and you use this box to tell photoshopped pal darker how lott you want those colors to be and click ok and now we're going to do the same thing you could simply duplicate this layer and then drag it up so let's go ahead do that press commander control jay to duplicate that layer now we're going to drag it up atop the last clip and we can click our tent check box and then change the color on that one for this one we're going to do a little bit rearranging in our layers pale because we've got stuff affecting everything but that's okay we'll say we like that light green that's fine now all we need to do to fix that is just make sure that this adjustment layer is clipped to the layer underneath it by clicking that little button at the bottom left of the properties panel so now we've got three different color effects on masked video and since we are you know, that photo shop is in a choke playing it back let's cheat and play back the rendered file so he can get an idea of what that's going to look like so that's a really neat effect too. So how would you incorporate that in some of the projects that we've been creating? Well, maybe you start out with, you know, stills with pans and zooms, going to some video and then maybe in the middle of the project you create a collage situation like that and only let it stay on screen for a little while and then you go back to maybe a single static image with a pan and zoom and then maybe put emotion clip after that. So if I was going to add in these kinds of collage of special effects, I would be tempted to put them in the middle of video project that consisted of stills in motion clips on either side. I mean, you can do it any way you want, but I think it would work out really well that way, but think about this particular special effect in other uses of this effect, so if you're creating a portfolio piece, this could be three static images that you've masked into three panels like this and applied different color effects to it so there's just no end to the different creative things that you can create in so far is video, and when you add cullerton's like this, it really, really gives it a more romantic, vintage, elegant feel to it, so we'll get back out of quicktime player here. There is one more thing that I want to show you another filter before we go into animation, that is really, really handy. So I mean it's going toe pop open this other video project closed the trip tick that we created don't say so. Let me go find a clip here was trying on this one right here, so let's say that you wanted to add a darkened and oven, yet on that clip, maybe you've got a little bit of distracting background going on really want to draw the eye to that area? Let me go ahead, turn off our incident here they're so if you want to add a dark edge, many at the easiest way to do that is by filter, so we talked a little bit about this earlier, so activate the clip or the layer trot up to the filter menu and choose convert for smart filters, then trump back it to the filter immune eve, and we're gonna choose lens correction now, depending upon what version of photo shop you're running if you're running see us five and later you're going to need to click the custom tab if you're running see us for you don't have a custom tab all the control older just root level but click the custom tab in c s five and higher and then you're going to locate the vignette slider and you're gonna drag it all the way to the left and that's how you add a dark edge than yet on your video clips which is really quite beautiful if you want to widen the vignette then you can grab the midpoint slider and drag it to the left if you want to make it thinner let's say the say this is a group shot you know so you don't want that darker edge vignette to cover up some of your faces than you might decrease the width of it by dragging the midpoint side or to the right but more often than not I'll drive the midpoint slider slightly to the lift but I always drive the vignette slider all the way over to the left that's just my personal preference and then let's click ok and you can see how that changed the video and if you decide that you don't like it because you ran the filter as a smart filter than you can grab the words limbs correction in your layers panel and simply drag him down to the trash can icon at the bottom of your players panel and you have the ability to see before and after by clicking the visibility eye of that filter itself so that's another really useful filter to run on video is lens correction. Do we have any questions on the the two video collages and the trip tick and this particular filter? Before we move on to animation, we sure dio eso here is the question from stephen and he asked, do you tend to map out your videos or the sketch out your videos when you're doing the trip ticks and these multiple screen videos before you get started? Or do you grab some wine and just start messing around? I grab some line and I grab a pencil and a piece paper ok? Perfect defund nails first just to get a kind of an idea and easy way to do that is just draw a box that represents your video screen or the size of the video that you're going to make and then to start drawing boxes because I had graphic design school always draw box with an x in it to denote a picture placeholder lieser but you can do that really quickly kind of created design and then when I find something that I like one of my sketches that's when I come into to photo shop and before I would get started I would go through my clips let's say maybe enbridge and look at those clips and see which ones were going toe work, especially for that trip dick, you know, you need like we said, you need your focal points to be kind of close together in order to do that vertical masking so I would be a lot more careful and I would, you know, spend some time looking at the clips to see which ones were going to work for that effect before I actually pop open photo shop and start building it. All right, well, thank you. And another question, when you're working with music and with video making, making shows like this, do you start with the music and put your video towards the music or vice versa, where you start with all your figure out what your video is, and then find music that fits that space? That's a great question, I typically start with the graphics and then do the audio, unless the client, unless you know that you want to use a certain piece of audio, then you might want to start out with that to try toe match its duration. But nine times out of ten in my own business, I start with the graphics, and then I find a piece of audio that will go along with, and I'm really not that concerned about the duration of the audio, because as you've seen you know, here's, an audio clip right here. If we click its little controller, you know, weaken, faded in and faded out, so we don't even really have to make sure that we're using it. The whole length of the audio is not going to sound chopped off at any point. This the soft fade in it fade out is huge, you know, for dealing with, with audio. And, of course, you know, you can trim it to be any, any length that you want.

Class Description


Are you ready to add a video component to your photography or design business? Join author of the best-selling Adobe® Photoshop®: Missing Manual book series, Lesa Snider, for a deep dive into the video editing capabilities of Adobe® Photoshop®—a whole new way to use and maximize your favorite image-editing software.

In this intensive, full-day class you'll learn how to edit video easily and efficiently in Adobe® Photoshop®. You'll learn how to import, trim, and split video clips as well as how to apply adjustment layers for color correction or creative color effects. Get the scoop on animating still images and adding transitions, as well as displaying multiple elements at once including text, images, and even other videos! Lesa will help you master using Solid Color Fill layers to fade intros and outros into your piece, as well how to animate the size and location of text, masks, and graphics to create incredibly compelling motion. You'll also learn how to import and control multiple audio tracks, in addition to creating surprisingly useful animated GIFs for web ads.

By the end of this deep dive, you'll be able to grow and diversify your business and online presence by through video portfolios, promotional pieces, and more!


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.1

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