Practical Video Editing

Lesson 1 of 1

Practical Video Editing in Photoshop with Lesa Snider

 

Practical Video Editing

Lesson 1 of 1

Practical Video Editing in Photoshop with Lesa Snider

 

Lesson Info

Practical Video Editing in Photoshop with Lesa Snider

So video editing has been in the extended version of photo shopped for several versions, but only in cia six did we see those tools come to the standard edition, which is thie slightly more affordable version than the extended version? So what we're going to do is we're gonna use photo shops preset to create a document for video, and in doing so photoshopped isn't automatically apply these handy dandy guides you can see the little light blue outlines around this image here, and I've created this graphic to let you know what those guys are telling you. So basically the inside of all the guys, the senator, the document that area is safe for anything safer titles think text safer imagery what happy so you don't have to worry about anything getting chopped off if it's in that darker pink area now the next set of guides outside of that, the light king area that is a video safe area it's fine. If your video is out there in that area, you just don't want any text to be there because there is ...

a small chance that it might get lopped off or it will appear too close to the screen, which will make your viewer uncomfortable they might not know why they're uncomfortable, but it will make them feel like the texas that have any breathing space, so the white area outside the guide it is considered to be unsafe because you never really know if this video if it's going to go on tv monitor it might get cropped off so that's what these guides were telling you so we're going to use the priest so that these guys are automatically in our document it's just helps us out a little bit now way are going to be using cem audio we're going to be bringing in a few sound effects, some background audio we're going to make a couple of different kinds of videos we're going to make a portrait sitting video, we're going to make a wedding video and we're just going to make a sporting event video motorcycle racing because in my other life that is surely what I will be his most like a razor. So the point of this an inch here is that you can't steal that stuff people you cannot do people search for san effects in audio or video clips and use that stuff in your own projects unless you have permission from the creator or unless it's published under a creative commons license, which means that anybody can use the creator is putting it out on the internet for anybody to use and do whatever you want to with it is illegal to still that stuff, so please don't do that ok, so don't steal sound effects and background audio video either created yourself or purchase it another are free sides for background audio and sound effects so just do a google search for that kind of thing but another resource is to use sites like fa tolia or even I stock photo okay, both are great stock image sites that also include video as well as on you I think I stock has audio totally it doesn't have audio but they do have video a very affordably priced and the best thing about using content from either these sites is its royalty free meaning he purchased the content you have it on your computer it's yours to use in any promotional product that you can make promoting your business your client, your service, your event, your product so on and so forth that's the great thing about this kind of media purchasing it from a royalty free company is you just don't have to worry about the copyright police showing up on your porch, which is nice now let's try on over to, uh put a shop the first what we're going to do is we're going to take a look at the video the first video that we're going to create. So this is a video that this is an idea for you to incorporate a video into a portrait sitting all right, so all of these tips and I'm gonna be given you in this class are fabulous for photographers looking for a dish more products to sell in your businesses most de solares the's days capture video so why not capture some video along with the stills? I've got a magic formula here that's going to work for you time and time and again to produce really emotionally impactful video so let's take a look at the first one cleverly called the smith family so basically what the formula is motion resolves into still and then I added a camera shutter sound if it okay motion resolve into still so that's the pattern you're going to be seeing here and it works really well nice pan going on this image here resolves skill they're pan going on here all this stuff branding nice fade out all the photo shop you won't believe how easy this let's get to it shall we all right again if you purchased exercise files if you purchase this class you're going to get all my extras files you're going to get everything you see all of it, all of it okay first thing we want to talk about is organizing your project I'm using bridge tio proves my files here bridge comes with the creative suite you'll notice that I've got a couple folders here I've got one called audio I wonder what's in there that would be the background music that I got from my stock as well as the camera shutter click also from I stopped in the content folder I have all of my media so I've got my stills and my video in here now you'll also notice that these have a little letter in front of them so a, b, c, d and so on what I've done here before have even started my project is I have labeled or named my files in the order in which I want to have them in my video ok it's far easier to do that before you start the project that it is after another reason for organizing all of your files before you get started is because photoshopped never in beds video it's a link situation so you want your folder structure to be sit before you begin the project? Otherwise the video will become unlinked and it's not that big of a deal you'll just get an air message with the opportunity to re link it. But it's, you know time that you don't need to spend doing that, so you do want to organize your project and again, I think it's easier to put the files in the order in which you want them to play because they're larger thumbnails here, then they're going to be in the timeline panel and photoshopped gonna be real small and it's a little bit hard to arrange things once you're in photo shop so did beforehand and just name your files in the numerical order that you want them to come in. Another idea for you is you'll notice how we've got this image right here have your client hold up a chalkboard or this is an ipad or whatever you could put your client in your branding screen shot, whatever you want to call it. So this is the area, if you remember from the video where we put the photographer studio information so you will be you can get really clever with this kind of stuff and you can plan for the videos that you're going to create to sell your client along with all those photos. So it's a great, great, great thing! So those are a couple of tips for you now, let's, go ahead and take a look at the photo shot file that already created for you all just double click it to pop it open and now it's telling me I got that where is your video? But so if you do move or rename your files, you will get this message so let's, just go ahead and take a look at it. I'm gonna go ahead and click the choose button and then I'm just going to navigate to where those items live and it's asking me for file be tell us where that is and then it found the other items that were also in the same folder see how they've got a check mark there so now I'm gonna direct it back to the audio you see if you name your you set up your folder structure like this it's very easy to find things you don't have spent much time hunting around for it so that clip is got forty one hundred on the end of it best that one right there now everything is linked back at click ok so here is our document in the great thing about editing video and photo shop is that you already know how to use the day gun program you don't have to learn a whole other piece of software the video that we just created yes it could be made with something like a photo you wouldn't be able to add good looking text like this and I photo because you don't have are the any tax control and I photo for if you're on a pc you don't have a photo so if you've got photo shop in your shooting video use it you could do all the color correction filters everything that you could tio a static image to video so here in our layers panel over here on the right hand side you can see everything that's going on so we've got to text layers here we've got video agree which is just a folder of layers helps with layers panel organization and then down here in the other video agree we've got a solid color feel layer okay that's where our fade the blacks coming from with the end of the video and be stacking order in the layers panel let's you know the order in which the clips we're going to play sophie a tire up in the layers playing all that plays last so anything at the bottom of the layers panel is going to play first so you can see down here at the very bottom the layers panel that's the shot of the kids with one of their feet in the air and sure enough that's the first image we've got here so you can also reorder your clips by changing layer stacking order okay, but all the video adding magic excuse me happens down here in the timeline pain we used to be called the animation pound previous versions so we've got all of our clips represented all zoom in just a little bit to talk about the timeline very briefly what we've got are two different video tracks here okay anything that you want to be on screen at the same time as something else needs to live in its own video track so you can see here this video group to corresponds to the video group to that was in the layers panel that was where my text is that's how my text is visible atop the image in the video now, I've got all my clips down here in this video track, and they're playing one right after the other diesel icons right here transitions you can add all kinds of transitions here and photoshopped to your video, and then if we go to the end and if I click on this little clip and zoom back out so you can see my layers panel, see how the layer is automatically activated when you click on a clip and it works in reverse to its songs, you click on the right spot now that I clicked on the kid with the ipad. Now that clip is activated in the timeline panel, also in the timeline panel that you'll see a couple of audio tracks, so this lets you have several different layers of audio, so that's, how we were able to have background audio as well as a sound, if it play at the same time, is because we place those on two different audio tracks, okay, so you can see the little special sound effects that I added easel green thing he's right here. Another important item to mention about the timeline panel is this zoom slider right here, if you drag that slider to the right, then you're zooming into the timeline panel so that your clips become larger see how they're bigger than they were before now that will sound effect is a little bit wider so you will be using that zoom slider a lot so I could make everything really, really small or I can make it really, really big so that's where you can do that here your playback controls easier just to start play with space bar says tapas baseball and that would play the video the other important thing to mention about the timeline panel is the play head as this thing right here okay, so as you drag it around you're gonna be viewing that portion of the video I'll zoom back out, you can see that so if I click and drag the play head over here that I'm seeing that portion of video okay, so to see the first part of the video again, then I need to drive that play head all the way back to is a double zero so just be aware of wherever your play head is that's what you're viewing in this preview area right here, okay, so if you click on something in layers panel and you don't see it, look at where your play it is ok, one more tiny little thing to mention about the timeline panel sees anybody blue dots above that time on a panel that is letting me know that during playback frames of video are being dropped okay, because the computers haven't you really crunch that information and it's very processor intensive so during a preview playback footage shot will just drop out some frames but when you export it, that won't happen but that's what those blue dots are so it's not your eyes there's not something on your glasses that's just letting you know that frames were being dropped during the preview? Nope, you go. Okay, let's create this from scratch, shall we? Ha! So the first thing we're going to do is after we've organized all of our files, right? We're going to create a new document so we can either choose file new or press controller command in and you don't need to take a minute to figure out what size video you know. What device is this video going to be played back? If we're making a video to sell in our photography business, then we can go to the pre set menu here choose film and video and then from the size poppet menu you're probably going to want something like hd tv. Okay that's going to give you a twelve hundred eighty pixel wide by a seven hundred twenty pixel in height video? Ok, so that's what we're going to pick and again when we do that photo shop is going to set all that other stuff according to what it needs we're going to click ok and we get those wonderful guides now why are we not seeing our gods? Because earlier I turned them off so let's turn them back on by choosing the view menu show guides or you can just press command semi calling our control center calling on a pc so there's there's those guys and you already know that we should keep all of our text in the inner part but it's okay to let video hang off of those other edges so let's start bringing everything in now when you create a new video document from a preset this timeline panel is automatically going to open if you don't see it for some reason this tried up to the window and need and then choose timeline what you want to do now is create video tracks into which we can begin to bring in content we're going to do that by clicking the create video timeline button in the center of the timeline panel so give that a click and photoshopped ads an audio track in the video track why is the video track named layer one because that earlier zero cast the only layer we've gotten their document right now? Okay now let's start bringing in the content you're going to click this little film strip icon click the little triangle next to it and then we're gonna choose ad media this is going to allow us to bring in all of that content in one phil suite. Another argument for organizing your content before you start your project. So now we've got this ad clips dialog box, so now we just need to navigate to where the content live, so we're going back up when folder all of our content is here. Now we're going to click the first item shift click the last one that should have clicked everything in between, but it didn't, so we'll just command click or control, click on a pc tio select all of those items that flower shops going to bring them in in mass going click open push ups going to think about it for a second, and this is the beauty of having it all ordered numerically by file names is already in the order in east up here. Now, if it wasn't, you could, of course, come over here to your layers panel in just click and drag to rearrange clips as you click and drag in the layers panel those clips were rearranging in the timeline panel automatically much easier to do the rearranging over here than over here, but do before he started project. So we've got everything just the way we want it, I'm gonna go ahead and zoom out of our documents so we can see the whole thing and adjust the size of my timeline panel. If you have a point your mouse at the dividing line between the preview area in the panel, it will turn into a double sided arrow and you can click and drag tio adjust the height of that timeline panel or very if you've got two monitors you know, take the time on pain will move to another monitor where you could make it nice and big so you can see everything. That's, my only complaint about video and photo shop is that timeline panel it gets crowded real fast. Okay, so now what we need to do is re size and position are content. Ok, you really don't have to worry so much about re sizing your photos for you. Bring him in these air, all honking big there straight out of the you know hi resolution fine setting on digital camera so it's easy, tio to resize them here. Not only, but mainly because you can have a little bit more flexibility with positioning and cropping. Okay, so I could have went through and resized all these images too twelve, eighty by seven twenty before I brought them in, but what if I want to reposition them a little bit in the movie? Okay it gives me a little bit more flexibility having those extra pixels there so let's go through and let's resize everything I will tell you that I cheated a little bit just a little bit and I downloaded low resolution movies for this these are all from fa tolia dot com so what I'm going to do is increase the size of the maybes ok somebody came down here to my first maybe this guy right here I can tell they're not the right sizes I see those transparent pixels in layers panel ok somebody come down there I need to see that clip well why am I not seeing it? Look where my play it is I activated the clip I want to affect the size of it's active in the timeline panel but I don't see it I must move my play head to see it so move your play head to anywhere within that highlighted clip now I can see it now we're going to summon free transform and re size our video she's edit free transform or press commander control t transforming a video requires converting it to a smart object fine don't show me that again convert now we get the familiar transform handles bounding box rather shift hold down the shift key click and drag the right most handle outward press ok when you're done some is going to do that quickly on each clip there we g o like the last one with play head great now are videos all the right size now let's start adjusting the size and position of our stills, so I clicked the first still I want to effect I'm not seen in the preview window gotta move that play head this anywhere within the clip it's highlighted in the timeline panel to down let someone free transform with our keyboard shortcut. This is a great tip for you also arguably worth the whole price photoshopped week you guys are gonna love this. You're going to use this keyboard shortcut every day of your life if you ever open at free transform and you can't see all the resizing handle because they're hanging off the edge of the document, press and hold or just click command zero on a mac or control zero on a pc that is the keyboard shortcut for fit to screen, and that will re size your document just enough where you can see those re sizing handles, so now I can come in here and reposition now the press commander control zero again, which is fit to screen again. So now I can position this however I want so that's why I'm saying it's easier to do the re sizing in the video project because had I resize that outside of video project, I wouldn't have the flexibility of positioning like I do here, okay, so when she get that just right press return, now we're going to go to the next still moved the play head commander control t fit on screen commander control zero shift drag to resize fit on screen again he's the move told position the image exactly how you want it to to be in the video click the next still that need to resize made your play head so this is good repetition is how you learn right tell you remember things quick the next still reposition the play head free, transformed thin on screen shift drag but on screen again use the move told a position at exactly the way you want it to appear in the video and now we've got our last one. If you don't hold down the shift key photo shop will not preserved the aspect ratio and you will get a very sloppy jod image because it'll be squished, it squashed and you can also use your arrow keys and nudge things in place. Ok, now we've got all of our content and everything is resized and positioned appropriately. The next thing we need to do is trimmed the clips if they need training, this is the easiest part of the project, ok, so let's, go ahead, employees that let's go in at our solid color fayed are layer that we're going to use for fading to black the end of the video so let's do that by choosing layer new phil layer solid color and was going to use black click ok, I do want that to be at the top of my layers panel why? Because going play last and now that I've got that layer activated in my layers panel, I can see that clip down here at the very bottom so now we've got all of our good stuff in there and we can even delete this white layer down here is we don't need it there we go now let's start trimming are clips will the trim a cliff you need to click to activate it? So the first one that we're going to trim is this one right here and to see it we got to move our players so what I'm gonna do is z a man so you can see to train a clip. All you have to do is point your cursor at the beginning or the end point of that clip when you do your cursor is gonna change into this little bracket with two arrows the direction that the bracket is facing or the horizontal bars the bracket in the case, the clip that will be affected should you click and drag at this point? So for example, right now I would be affecting the highlighted clip because the two horizontal points that bracket are pointing to it if I move my mouse over to the right a little bit see how that bracket changed now if I click and drag I would be affecting the next clip okay, so pay attention l z man even more pay attention to which direction that bracket is facing so if it's facing right you're going to trim the clip to the right if it's facing left you're gonna turn the clip to the lift so be cognizant of that now it's just a matter of clicking holding down your mouse button and dragging photo shop is going to show you a preview of each frame in that video so you know exactly what point to trim it too okay let's like photo shop is thinking a little bit here we've got that will dotted circle but at home on your own machine you will see as you click and drag the different frames of that video saying tell exactly where you want to trim it t which is very, very helpful now your next question will be well, what if I trim it too much case and now it's much shorter mean make my timeline paying a little bit bigger so we can see here what if you trim that clip too much no big deal just drag it back out now it's working might see how you can see each frame, so if I want to train this clip to the point where the little girl is looking at the camera, see how right here she starts to look down that I would trim that clip to that point where the eyes are looking at the viewer case, you just released your mouse button and it's great, because you can always get that little bit back if you decide you need it later on. So that's how easy it is to trim clips you just clicking and dragging, which ever side the beginning or the end you want pay attention to which direction that bracket is facing and that's all there is to it. So we'll go ahead and trim this clip down here so again, you can either click to activate the clip in the timeline panel, which also activates it in the layers panel or vice versa. So now we've got that clip after, but we're not seeing it got to move that play head our play heads right there, so it's, click and drag it to that of the clip. Now, let's, grab the right end of that clip and I'm just gonna trim it down because that girl in the middle of starts moving your eyes all over the place. So we're gonna trim it down to the point where there we go where she's still looking at the camera that's all there is to trimming clips. The next thing we need to do is I want to show you one more thing, this little right facing triangle at the top right of each clip is a little poppet menu and that let you add motion, which is what we're going to do now we're going to add some painting and seeming to our photos. Thea ken burns effect here we're not gonna add it to video clip, though, so when we come back down here and make my timeline panel a little bit smaller and we won't come over here and start adding our motion to our stills so here's my first still I'm going to click that little triangle choose pansy when you choose pain and zoom, you get to choose whether you want to zoom in or easy amount okay, so I'm zooming into the photo where it starts out a larger percentage and then it resolves down to about one hundred percent or vice versa so that's how you can control this you can also control the angle in which the pan starts, so do you want it to start from left to right, move across the screen left or right horizontally vertically however you want to do it so that's how you consent that motion you can see all the different kinds of motion options that you have for stills pans in pan on ly zem only rotate rotate and zoom that would be kind of difficult to watch so we're going to leave that set to pan zoom now for the shot will let you select multiple clips and activate that menu but I find that it doesn't apply to all the clips that way so just go ahead and click and individually so I'm gonna go to our next still we're gonna add pans in that our next still add pans in here we go and then we're not going to add in emotion to the last screen why? Because that's our branding shot so we don't want that moving around we want that to stay static and so that's how easy it is the ad motion to still image is great for creating a portfolio slide show really for your business even if your graphic designer to be a great way to create a portfolio slide show the next thing let's do now is at transitions in there's a reason I'm doing them in this order when you add transitions things start moving around a little bit okay especially when we start to add cross fades cross faith is going to make one clip blend gently into the next clip that's going to start changing the length of clips okay so that's why I go ahead and add the motion I want to my stills I've got everything in the right order then I'm going to go in to start adding those transitions so you add transitions very very easily let's use our little scroll bar here to go back to the beginning of the video and let's put our play bar or play head rather back down here what we're going to do is click this little half black, half white square and that is going to bring it up the transitions panel all you have to do is click and drag these transitions onto the clip with it it's so easy so what we're going to do is cross fades in between all those clips and then on the last picture where the child is holding the ipad, we're going to add a regular fade on that's what fades right into that solid color film layer that we feel with black so let's go ahead and click the cross fade button can you zoom back out to the screen doesn't jump around at you, click the cross fade button and click and drag it between the two clips and you'll see a little black triangle appear will outline what you know that's where you're about to drop that transition just release your mouse button and now you've got that transition and it shows up as this little icon which matches the icon of the transitions themselves in the whole panel there now you'll notice that when I point my mouse cursor at the end of that transition that I just added to the clip, I get that same icahn that we have when we were trimming cliffs that's how you can change the duration of a transition because it could be a long or short as you want. So if we click and drag, I'm increasing the duration of that transition see how it's wider now if I dragged to the left, I am decreasing the length of that transition now the transition icons are pre small, so if you don't want to click and drag change their duration, you can also control clip on a mac or right click on a pc on that transition icon in the timeline panel on your clip and you'll bring up this handy dandy menu which allows you to set the duration of the transition manually through the darn thing away. If you don't want it, you can also clicked activate the transition, press the delete key as well as change the type of transition. So if you decide dead government I meant for that to be a regular fade you don't have tio delete it, open the transition panel, drag it back out you can just control or right click on the transition icon on your clip and then use the pop it mean you to change the style of the transition so that's how easy it ist ad transitions so let's, go ahead and add more cross fades, so we're just clicking and dragging, and I like to do cross fades in the body of the project, and then I'll do a fade up or a fade out at the end of the project, but I usually stick with cross fades in the project, but it's your video so you can do whatever the heck he would like. So nominees scoot over in the timeline painful, using that little scroll bar at the very bottom, and we're going to add another cross fade here and now we're going to add a regular fade to the final ipad image, and you can see how the icon differs a little bit. Here we go now, the next thing we want to do is previa our video, so what I like to do is just click and drag that play head around, so we're just going to click and drag. It is called scrubbing through the video just to see what we've got. We can see those pan and seems we added here, see how trim in that clip really helped so you don't get the child's eyes going down again before it resolve into the photo when we could trim that one a little bit more actually looks like we're missing one cross fade there so let's add that that's the great thing about scrubbing through in previous you'll find something that you leave out like a decade scrub through and then we fade okay, this is a good topic for conversation right here. Why is it fading to transparency? We don't have any background layer going on here so there isn't anything other than these clips so instead of a regular fade what we need to do is choose a fade to black okay, so what we're gonna do here is click to activate the transition see how when I click it it's got little alan around it so we could control click it and change it to a fate with black case if he add your transitions and you get to a point where it's fading to transparency than just change it tio fade with black or fade with white so now when we come back over here and I scrubbed through my video not fades to black and then we get that solid color adjustment layer after that all right, we're kicking with gas here now it's time to add our intro text in our altro ticks I always say the ticks until last because like I said, when you start adding transitions it's gonna change duration of clips and things are going to move around so you want your project to really be sit before you start adding takes that's not to say that you can't add takes earlier your let's have two scooted around in your timeline to make it match up with your clips because your clips you're going to jump around when you start adding those transitions so let's go ahead and scroll back to the beginning of our video we're going to click that double zero in their timeline ruler to put our play head all the way back to the beginning of the project because that's how we can see where we are so now we're going to go ahead and add our text and the way we do that is just like you would add text in any regular photoshopped document we're going bread grabbed the text tool by pressing tea now we're going to come over here to our document click and we're going tio ad our text and our checks is gonna be smith family summer space bullet point option eight two thousand thirteen now I'm gonna select all of it by pressing commander control a and we're gonna begin our formatting so the font I used for this is married I love myriad there are myriad fonts that myriad is the best some myriad pro here I I love this fund because it's got so many different styles looked all those styles I mean I could design all week long with just within that one front family being assured that the funds are going to go together because you can use a light with a bold so on and so forth for a little contrast let's see myriad for all that we're going to make smith nice and fat so we're gonna choose a black version and then for family we are going tio choose the light version that's a great tip for you right there pair alight with a bold of the same front family and they will always look great I'm going to make these guys one hundred twenty one points and now on summer we're going to make it light because we want contrast we're gonna make it small she had cheated and wrote down all this for manning and now what we're going to do is we're gonna put a bunch of space in between uh, the letter characters, but she can do via the character panel so she's window character a murder, increased tracking, which is this control right here okay, so I'm just going to click and drag a top. The little icon is to the left of that field to get this scrubby cursor and then as I dragged my cursors for their ride, I'm increasing the with between those letters ok now let's preview that on top of the image well, how do I do that? You need to drag that text layer outside of your video group that we created when we first added all that content because we've got that type player active. Where the heck is it in our timeline? Well, let's see if we can find it oh, it's waiting on theirs at the end, we don't want that we wanted to beginning, but we also wanted to appear on top of thie other images, so it needs to live in its own video track. How do you do that super easy? Drag it out of that video group in your layers panel. Ok, so watch what happens when I do that I'm going to scroll actually, I think I can leave it right there and you guys can see what's gonna happen, click and drag the text layer outside of the layer group, see how it popped onto its own video track. They'll see the others to video tracks and we'll do all this again, so you don't freak out now. What I want to do is I'm going to move that text the beginning of the project, so this situation it's already activated, but I'm going to click and drag it in the timeline panel, and I'm just gonna hold down my mouse button up against that border and my time on panel moves over and I was going to click so that it's at the figure it very beginning and now I'm not seeing anything. Why where's the play head let's? Go ahead and click to bring the play head bag and now I'm seeing my text and make my timeline pain a little bit taller, so now we need to move our text well, how does that work exactly the same way as you always do it? The text layer is active program the move tool scooted around where you want it being sure to keep a text inside those guys that's your title safe area now we need to make the text another color dark colors intense don't work that great video you want to stick with lighter colors but not pure white so an easy way to change the color this text is tio double click it to highlight it you've got your text options appear in the options bar click the little colored swatch in the options bar to bring out the color picker mouse away from the color picker and your cursor turns into an eyedropper meeting you can snatch any calorie want from the image itself that's what I always do because why bother yourself with trying to figure out a specific color that's gonna look good, just steal a teller that's already in the image all right, so let's, come over here and let's click a real light color that's not why so I wouldn't click here because that's going to get me pure why which is going to be a little too much contrast in my humble opinion so I'm going to choose something that's almost why but not quite okay seem back out click ok there's our ticks now to really make sure that it stands out against the other light areas in the background let's add a drop shadow to it so let's trot down to the effects mini at the very bottom of the layers panel choose drop shadow and you can see how that does a little bit better job of keeping the text readable and I would probably pump up theo passing a little bit and may even increase the size of the shadow a little bit that's another neat trick if you increase the size of the shadow ah whole lot then it becomes almost like a dark background element that you've added back there but let's say that that's fine I might pump up theo passing a little bit more there we go so there's our text now let's add our altro tex or our branding text ok we've already got one text layer I'm gonna stick with the same funds let's just duplicate it and then move it to the end of the project and then edit the text so we've got that text layer active lis press commander control j to duplicate it look what happened here photoshopped has added yet another video track why did they add another video track? Because we duplicated a layer that was outside of that original video group that photo shopped created for us when we brought in all of our content, we don't need that text layer on the home of the video track, it can live on the same video track as the other text, okay, so just click and drag it down to the track he wanted to live on and now let's, drag this clip all the way to the end, and this will begin to make more sense, the more you do it, the first few times you do it, you're gonna be like, oh my gosh, if you've never edited video before, if you edited video before, this is going to be a no brainer. So now what we've done is we position that text clip atop the image clip that we want it to appear on top of. Okay, so this is really the timeline panel is like a layers panel so you can stack things up, but to stack them that they need to have different video tracks. Okay, now I want to edit that text, I'm not seeing it gotta move that play head okay, so you can click in the timeline ruler to reposition and or click and drag that play head around so just position that play head anywhere within that clip that you want to see now we need to move that text down onto our image. Let's go grab the move tool the text layer is active, the one that we want to mess with and let's just bring it down here and now I can double click to edit it and add my branding. So for this one, we're going to go ahead and the photographer's name is igor. Yeah, ruta, I hope I'm not butchering his name very much and we're gonna let his first name be in that light font style, because in my humble opinion, in this situation, his last name is what is most important. And again, this kind of pairing thin with thick is a great way to make a typographic logo. It's just a no brainer, it always works always, always works. So for this takes down here the tagline, we're going to put photography and then we're gonna press return and we're going to and his uriel, please don't ever use the http colon slash slash in your your girls on your business card during any of your promotional documents people will think you are, eh? Because people get it that it's a muriel arguably don't even have to add the www ok, so we're gonna do ya, ruta what did I say that was photos dot well and again I'm making all this stuff up he really is a photographer, but the rest of them I'm making it I mean he's a keyboard shortcut to adjust text size here that is shift command less than on a mac or shift control less than on a pc to go down and font size as you might suspect a shift command greater than shift control greater than will go up in font size I would do the same thing on photography I like to make these little type stacks where everything is equal in with and then for this you are ill, we're going to make it seem able to make it stand out just a little bit and they're gonna change that tracking tracking lets you had just space uniformly between letters next thing we're going to do is highlight all of it and we're gonna just the leading which is the space in between the lines of text see how that's changing so we'll call that good now let's add, it takes color for this one I want to snatch the blue from the eyes light blue there we'll call that good thing back out he's our mutual to position the textile bit more in there we've got our branding screen now the great thing is in your photography business you could have a template made up so you don't have to do this kind of text thing everything time, especially not your branding screen. You could just have that set and just swap out content, okay for different clients really easy that way. Okay, now what we want to do let's, use our play head and let's scrub through this well, it's all taken great except for that text is coming up a hair before the image that I wanted to show up on and there's no transition on the text, so we need to add those transitions to that text clip. Ok, so let's, go ahead and click our transition button. Annelise add a fade fayed with black because we don't want to fade a transparency on either end of that text clip. So now when we script through, I've still got it just a little bit. Here we go, there we go, so since we've got accross fake going on right here, so we're fading from that apple shot to the ipad shot, I don't want my text to appear before that cross fade is finished so that's why we trimmed the text clip so that it doesn't appear until the end can you guys see that? See how were the play head is at the end of the transition and that's where we want that text clip to start okay, so an easy way to do that let's say my text was way over here something dragged the play head to the position you want to move the thing tio then grabbed the thing and it'll snap to that red bar so that's another way to be a little bit more precise with your positioning and then we want that ten, so hang around the same duration as that clip of the kid with the ipad, right? We don't want the text to fade out before that clip fades out, so let's extend that text clip to match so now these guys going to fade out at the same time so you know it's pretty that perfect, so don't be afraid to play around these things, okay? And keep scrubbing through your project you're going to find things like that they need to find team now let's, go back to the front of the clip and let's script through and preview that. So this is all looking good except for my text hangs around too long and it's gotten a fade so let's, go ahead and add a I think you'll get away with a regular faint on this one we'll see and then let's back that text up just a little bit there we go now let's scrub through there we go, okay, so what we did right there was we adjusted the length of the text clip we wanted to begin going away before that cross fade stars ok, so we just used our little trimming icon there tio adjust the length of that text clip and then we added a regular fate of the the text fades right out now all that we've left to do is add are on you okay, so I got some great world the free audio from I sought photo photoshopped gives you one audio track automatically so let's go ahead, put our background audio and then we're going to do the exact same thing that we did with the movie's click the little music icon instead of the film strip icon give that a click add audio navigate toward the audio lives and you've done all of your organization prior to start in the projects for easy for you to get to these things there's my background music it open see how it appeared down there in our timeline panel now you can adjust the length of the audio in exactly the same way as you trim clips let me see girl all the way over there well you have to do is point your cursor teo the part you want to trim, click and drag so let's drag this all the way back so that it matches the duration of our project okay, we'll set it right there now for adi attracts you have a couple of extra controls that you really need this will be very helpful for you guys were going to click that little right facing triangle and this is where we can control the volume of the audio on that clip probably always a good idea to drop it I would dare say drop it to about sixty percent or so because you don't want it to be so overwhelming, right? I shouldn't press return, but only so I drop it to about sixty percent I mean preview you don't want the audio to overwhelm your presentation you wanted to be a background element you can use the fade in and fade outsiders to have the audio fade up fade down you're going to enter this time in seconds so if I want the auto to fade up over a period of about two seconds, I'm gonna put two in there tab if I want the audio to fade out, I'm going to say fade out over the course of four seconds so the longer the higher the number the put in these boxes that's the duration of the fading part okay, how long do you want that fading up or down to go on that's what you're entering here? And if for some reason you want to meet the audio, especially when you're previewing the project, you may get riel sick of that you know, background audience it sounded so cute and so perfect after you've heard of the hundredth time not so kate not so perfect anymore so you can meet that temporarily. Just be sure to turn that back on when you export your video ok? So we've got that all set now let's start adding our sound effects okay? So again just like to get text to appear on top of an image it needs to be in another track, right? Anything you want to appear on screen at the same time as something else has to live in its own track same thing with audio to get a sound if it to play over the background audio, we need to add another audio track so let's, go ahead and click the the music icon here next to the audio track, and this time we're going to say new audio track and therefore the shop added or new audio track right here so now let's go ahead and click the music icon again at our audio here's a little sound effect click open now this particular sound file has a bunch of different camera shutter sounds in it. Okay, so I happen to know from experience that the first one is what I want, so I'm gonna trim that audio clip down so it is on ly the length of the first camera shutter okay, so I'm gonna go ahead and position my play head back to the beginning of the project. Let's press the play, but in the preview and hopefully we'll hear some of that audio e so I need tio make that sound effect a little shorter because it's going into the part of it that has the multiple camera shutter, click ok? So let's usar zoom tool and let's position simmons you could see a little bit, so I'm going to do is trim that audio clip down a little bit more so that we only get that first sound effect, their ego that's perfect. Now I'm gonna drag that sound effect where I want it to occur in the project and is this much easier if you position your play hit toe where you want the thing to be in the drag, the thing okay? So we're going to script for a video and we want our first camera click toe happen about right there, right? When the cross fade is just about to resolve itself analysis, decrease our zine level again, see how handy that issue really do need to keep doing that back and forth, so now we're going to make it just big enough where we can grab that clip without trimming it oops, we've got two activated here, there we go and we're just gonna click and drag it to the play head no it's preview again s so you can keep positioning that however you want now we want to duplicate that little sound if it can't do it sucks you can't do it you got to bring that darn thing in again and again and again in the same audio track I do not know the way to duplicate it have you even tried control clicking on it that excuse me the same audio commands so we go back to that audio track add audio and we do the same thing again okay? So that's really all there is to it the last thing we're going to do I'm going to repeat all that again on another project, so I'm not going to add that audio again but let's take a look at exporting it so let's say you're all finished. Of course you will have saved this is a photo shopped document where you could go back and continue to edit these layers but you're going to choose a file export render video and when you do this lovely dialog box is going to appear that lets you adjust the size the frame ring and so on and so forth but I would just leave it as it is depending upon what kind of filing on to create if you want an mp for their choose h two sixty four if you want a quick time maybe which is going to give you a dotty movie extension that you're gonna choose quick time, quick time being the much larger file mp for being a web friendly file. Okay, so quick time's going to include more information. Mp four is not going to include as much is going to result in smaller file size. Great for the web so h two, six, four or quick time and that's it click orender in depending upon the speed of your machine footage shot will give you an isil status far. And then you will have your finished video that you can pass around pretty cool, huh? So that's an idea for portrait sitting and we alternated motion with stills and we added a couple of sound fix. And then we branded the first the start of the project with the client name. And then we branded the last image with our photography studio name, because we want people to be so impressed when they show that to friends, and they will that they will have our u r l fresh in their minds, and they will come hire us for more work so let's, click, don't save on that and let's do another project so let's find bridge down here. And let's go back a little bit and this time we're going to create this and I do believe this one's got little audio and it to no sound effects but we'll give you an idea of what you could do for a winning shoot a little bit more branding as well so this one we start out with a stock image of roses fade up the couple's name way fade into a clip in this project we're going to split that clip into two pieces so now we fade from the motion into a still this's the other part of the clip that we split so she can do that in a second now we fade to more video give me that damn it give me that diamond thiss friend so this should give you a lot of ideas for what to capture in your wedding shoots or portrait sittings or what have you you know, do some stills of the cake it's nice shout at the field shots on those rings I'm women love to see their jewelry in photos and then he would better last branding shot a top it's all a black where's that solid black coming from it's a solid color feel layer that's it ok, so let's take a look at creating this one so again we organized all of our content we've got our audio in a file we've got our content ordered in the way we want it to appear in our project. So let's, come over here to photo shop command knew, control, knew and for new from the preset poppet manulis, she's film and video from the size man, you're going to choose what size you want to go to, ok, I will tell you that if you choose any of these intense ntsc options than photo shop is going to do it's going to create a document that doesn't have square pixels in it, they're going to have rectangular pixels because that's what that format uses so your images may look a little weird, but if you turn on there's an option in the vehemently that I'll show you were photoshopped will correct for that little bit of distortion that you may see it if you choose any format that uses non square pixels. So we've got this all said that we're gonna go back to hdtv. Click ok here's that menu item pixel expect ratio correction so if you use one of those ntsc presets things, they're going to look a little squishy because the pictures you're rectangle, so to compensate for that, you can turn that on now a photo shop will display the pictures the way they're supposed to look instead of like, squished anyway, I digress, so we've got our, uh timeline panel open force here that our guides was click the create video timeline button gives us our audio track and our video trackless click the whole film strip and media navigate toward the media lives not in the portrait sitting video now we are in the waiting sheet video, so do keep these files around that will help you understand how to create these projects when you purchase the course it's not good to the content command or control click toe activate several items at once and grandma lynn and mass there we go. So now what we're going to do is go ahead and add our fades, right? So let's, go ahead and delete our background layer of why? Because we don't need that now. Let's, add our adjustment layer so layer new film layer, solid color set to black, and for this one, we want one on the bottom of our layer stat, because if you recall in the previous, we faded up into that shot of roses from black, so if you want to start with a solid color, then you need to add a phil layer at the bottom of your layers panel and then just duplicate it in drag, another one to the top, so now if I zoom into my layers panel, you can see what I've got here, so this is going to create solid black at the front end of the video that we're going to go into all of our stills in motion, and then we're going to fade to solid black at the end. Okay, so easiest way to get that done is with those adjustment layers also with those adjustment layers, you can double click to change the color of them if you decide you'd rather fade up and down from white instead. So now what we're going to do is do the same thing we did before. We're going to come in here and trim some clips, but this time I want to show you how to split a clip it's super easy, so I'm gonna click to activate the clip in the layers panel okay, which also activates it in the time line, and now I'm going to come down here and use my play head to scrub through, and I'm gonna stop my play head where I want to split the clip and we're going to click the scissor icon so it makes sense click that scissor icon and look what happens now. I've got two clips where there were one, so now what I'm gonna do this in back out, I'm going, tio, take that second part of the clip. And I'm going to use my layers panel to reorganize because it's easier than doing it, the timeline panel and it's going to click and drag that split part above the ring so that's going to put that still in between those two clips and that's all there is displaying that it's so so, so easy now let's, go ahead and put our pans on their pans and seems if we want. Okay, so click the still image in the layers panel to activate it over here in the timeline panel that you'll notice that there needs to be another little triangle of the top right of that clip. You can't see it don't let that throw you. That just means you need to change the same level. See, now we've got that little triangles. If you don't see those little triangles, make your clips larger by using that zoom slider at the bottom of the timeline panel. Okay, so don't panic if if you don't see that now, we can click it and we can choose our pan and zoom case now. Let's, come over here to the next still image, which is appear it's activated. I can see that little triangle glenn get to click at the pan and soon so on and so forth now we're going to go through and add our transitions. And our altro text. So what we're going to do here is do cross fades between everything, and I'm not going to march you all the way through all this again because you guys kind of get it so it will take some experimentation to make this work. They were goingto cross fade, we remove our play head scrubbed through and to see what we've got let's say we want to trim that clip down to about that point positional play head there, use your zehme slider and that we're going to drag the end of that clip down to the play head, and when we do that, all those other pieces on the right hand side of that video tracker going to scoot to the left, see how they all disk you did write it to nellis preview that again, we're going to go to that nice cake back into that script over here need a transition here? Listens to a regular fate on that should have been a fade to black. Give that transition a click a control click or right, click it change it now preview it! There we go, so you're going to do a lot of screaming through to preview aa lot of adjustments do keep your stills on screen enough time for people to see them. When you start adding those cross phase, like I said earlier, that's going to change the duration of those cliffs because it's fading from one clip into another, whether it's a still or emotion, so just make sure that you're still there on screen in proportionate time to the clip that came before after it I mean doesn't have to be exact, but it depends on what you're after. So if I wanted to extend the time the stills on screen, I just click it and then you act like you're trimming it, but you would just drag it to the right to extend it. Ok, so now if I scrub through, that still is on screen much longer than it was a moment ago. Okay, so that's how you can control how long their on screen now I'm going to stop right here on this video you saw the adding the text in the branding and all that because earlier so let's talk about something else real quick. What if you need tio color, correct this video? How do you do there? Say crazy using adjustment, lee or just like you would anything else right levels, adjustment, layer, brightness, contrast, adjustment layer what have you the key to having it apply to all the videos is to get it out of that video track all right get it onto its own video tracks all you have to do is create the adjustment layer, drag it out of the layer group to the top of your layers panel and it appears on its own video track just like a clip so that you can change the duration of the color correction pretty slick so let's do that okay let's come back here um this part of our clip are pretty lady hawaiian lady now let's add our adjustment layer layer new adjustment layer let's say levels there's our levels adjustment I could bring my shadows in a little bit now I'm not seeing anything take place on the image because why? Because it's still in that video group and its clipping itself to the layer below so let's go ahead and click and drag it out of that layer group now it's affecting everything underneath it by default and just it layer is only going to affect the clip directly underneath it they're just drag it out of that video group and it'll affect all the clips in the whole video so now I'm dragging my sliders around in my levels adjustment layer and you can see those see it updating so that's how easy it is to color kurt video and now let's take a look at it in the timeline panel see there's that we've got our adjustment layer active in the layers panel it's highlighting itself here in the timeline panel ok, so you can adjust it if you want the length of it just like any other clip so you can do all of your color correction that you've always done to stills right here to video which is amazing this is part of the great thing about video editing and photoshopped as you already know how to do so many things you just need to add a little bit your skill set to get the hang of trimming and splitting and transitions and all that kind of good stuff so let's talk about one more thing here real quick and that is filters oh, one more thing what if you want to do black and white part of the video you could do that tv with your adjustments ok, so let's say we wanted the for whatever reason we wanted this dancing part to be in black and white when you come down here to that cliff and then we could add an adjustment layer layer new adjustment layer uh black and white now that one cliff is going to black and white that need so all kinds of things you can do and again the adjustment layers air going to automatically clip themselves to the video clip it's directly underneath it if you want it to affect all of them either click and drag it up onto its own video track by liberating it from that video group or he could also just double click the adjustment lee or thumbnail and turn off this clipping button right here, turn that off, and now it's going to apply to all of the video layers underneath there, all of the layers underneath it. So that's, how you can do that? I want to show you another thing on filters let's, come back over here to this clip. You can apply filters to video just like you can any other document. The key to applying filters and video is you need to make the clip into a smart object first. So basically you smart filters, and I'm gonna be going over smart filters in depth on thursday and our editing habits to break class. So basically, if we want this clip to have a filter on it, we need to click it to activate it. Ok now, it's coming to the filter menu, choose convert for smart filters. At this point, we could go back into the filter menu and play around a couple of filters that really worked nicely are poster edges or posture edges, which is in the artistic category right here, and, of course, you can tweet that filters settings over here so there's all kinds of things that you can de palette knife gives you a little bit of a painted look you'd want toe definitely go reduce the stroke size down so there is no in to the filters that you can apply to your videos, but the key to applying them to the whole clip is to turn that clip into a smart object hey else the filter is going to apply to the first frame of the clip netted and that will drive you a little bit crazy. Now your next question of course, is gonna be at least if I want to apply the same filters to all of the clips, what do you do? Easy I'll get it is turn the whole miss into a smart object. Ok, so activate all the layers that you want to apply the field pretty and then right click or control click near the layer name so that kind of the right hand portion of your layers panel you're gonna get this poppet menu and you can say convert a smart object that's going turn the homeless into a smart object and then when you run the filter on that the field is going to apply to all of the clips better in that smart object and if you ever need to get back to that smart object to edit it, all you have to do is double click it and it expands temporarily into another document make your changes save that document close it and they appear back in your original document let's talk about animation real quick now if you've purchased my photoshopped cia six new features class, which we did last year at some point then we spent a whole day on video, so I do highly recommend that it goes many more projects much more repetition so on and so forth they let me show you what you can build in so far as an inmate ocean so here again, I've got a since I copied these videos onto another computer it has to lengthen again, so I'm doing the replace footage situation easy because I've got everything right here in the dialog box, so I'm looking for nine zero that's nine zero right there where we dio and then I got a link up the audio real quick so basically what you've got and so far is animation is you have the power to transform things, make them big and small, you can use the move to weaken move things across around on your screen I'm going quickly script through that we're going to scrape through real quick and then what we're going to do is look at how to create just the animation portion wait a clip they've got text coming in and did her part the strain we have animated anything my family were cycle racers valentino rossi he's accounting ccc he's from to julia, italy and I actually traveled to that city to join this club he's been world champion and moto gp about eight years here's an animation of the throttle comes into the lift and now we've got free transformed re sizing that logo fade out let's very quickly create that animation so we're going to come up here and you can see over here my layers panel again the value buying his classes you get all these layered files you can see how everything is set up so that will be very, very helpful so if you want to animate something that has a live on its own layer its own video track okay, so what I did was scrub over here to grab life so I've got grab life by the on its own text layer and then we've put throttle on another text later because I want to move it so what we're going to d'oh is we're going tio delete I'm gonna cheat and copy pay so I don't have to mess with formatting going to go ahead and delete the layer that I made for you. Now we're ready to add the animation in ok, obviously you want a position the play head where you wanted to start, we're going toe grab the text tool, click and I'm gonna pace because I cheated a little bit and now what we're gonna do is I want tio move that text completely off screen okay, so I'm going to click and drag it way over here so it's off hanging on off the edges of the document now what I want to do is make sure that that let's see there we go so I want that text layer I want it to be on its own track so I liberated it from that video group okay? So now it's on its own little area now what I want to do is position the clip accordingly because I want it to come in I want this grab life by the to be fully resolved on screen before that throttle moves in ok, so I've got my clip position now I need to add the motion to it what we're going to do is come over here in the timeline panel and we're gonna click that little flippy triangle next to that particular video track and it's going toe reveal all of your animation options okay, so what we want to do here is we want tio at a key frame I need to make my panelists a little bit bigger this weekend actually see ok, we're going to add a key frame and for the shop the key for him is like you saving a moment in time so I'm saying, hey, this is where I want to start ok? So I'm starting with the text hanging off the edge of the screen now we're going to grab the move tool the text layer is still active in the press and hold the shift key because I don't want my drag to move the text vertically and I'm going to drag it to is ending point so you said a key frame at the start point hanging off the screen moved the text where you wanted to resolve and for the shop should have added another key frame but it didn't that's always family does that anyway he should have added another one all right let's do it again ok let us create a new text layer analysts drag it off screen kind of where we wanted to start want to make sure that that's in its own video track hey, we're gonna take school here we go so let's liberate that into its own little area let's drag it off the screen let's expand the key frame panel and let's add a key frame and now let's go ahead and move it where we wanted to finish it really should be adding another key frame I swear you guys this stuff works all right so let's just say that work very quickly now let's take a look at the a throttle logo so I did that kind of the same way right what we did was we brought in and turn off the misbehaving throttle here for a minute turn that off. We're going to bring in our logo and I've got that right there. So what you're going to d'oh is gonna turn off. The other one we're going to do is make it really, really small. Like to the point where you can't even see it. Press return. Let me turn off that evelyn. There we go. So now that's, where you're going to add your key frame, right? So here's, our clip turned on the little flippy triangle at our key frame. Okay, now move the play head to where you want the item to come up free, transform again, make it big, put it where you want it to be. Press return. See it's working now push up out of the key frame automatically. So now if we scrub scrub through that, we can see that the item starts out really, really small and it's really, really big, and all of that is done by clicking the little flippy triangle next to that video track name and then clicking the thing that you want to change. The changing size is free, transform, changing the other text would be position or transform again to get it to move across so that's how you can do that so you want a position to play head where you want the motion to start at a key frame position that play head where you want the motion to stop, or the re sizing, or what have you? And then at another key frame and that's, how you can do animation.

Class Description

Photoshop CS6 standard edition lets you edit video easily and efficiently. In this class, you'll learn how to import, trim, and split video clips as well as apply adjustment layers for color correction or creative color effects. Get the scoop on adding edge effects with Layer Styles, using Solid Color Fill layers to fade intros and outros, as well as animate text and other graphics to create incredibly compelling motion videos. You'll also learn how to import and control multiple audio tracks. You won't believe how much fun video editing can be, and how much new business you can attract by posting them on your web site.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Jennifer
 

This is a great little course and I adore Lisa's teaching style. She pulls out the thick crayon and chalks it out for us folks who aren't very familiar at all with this topic. Worth every penny.