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Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects

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Overview

Explore the world of documentary storytelling, using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand-new works of art.

In this course, Rich Harrington explores the world of documentary storytelling, using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand-new works of art. Throughout the course, Rich covers basic image editing techniques in Photoshop such as toning, cropping, sharpening, and resizing. He also shows how to add movement to photos in After Effects, which can help you create a dramatic story.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Organize Your Photos with Adobe Bridge
  • Adding ratings to images
  • Checking focus in a photo
  • Using Review mode to check your images
  • Batch renaming files
2. Understanding Resolution
  • Resolution requirements for video
  • Requirements for panning and scanning
  • Using the Place command to size an image
  • Doubling an image
  • Batch processing with the Image Processor script
3. Working in the Right Color Space
  • Requirements for video
  • Batch converting images
4. Removing Damage
  • Removing damage with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Removing damage with the Healing Brush tool
  • Removing damage with the Patch tool
5. Content-Aware Repairs
  • Using Content-Aware Scale
  • Removing objects with Content-Aware Fill
6. Controlling Focus
  • Adjusting the focus point by blurring
  • Sharpening an image
  • Creating a Lens Blur effect
  • Adding a vignette
7. Removing Distractions
  • Correcting alignment
  • Cropping for composition
  • Cropping with a document
8. Toning Images
  • Restoring contrast with Levels
  • Shadow/Highlight effect
  • Restoring contrast with Curves
  • Adding a sepia-tone or duotone effect with gradient maps
  • Using layer styles for a consistent effect
9. Documentary Motion Control with After Effects
  • Why use After Effects?
  • Importing image files
  • Organizing images with folders
  • Creating compositions
  • Essential animation controls
  • Using ease and keyframe assistants
  • Adding vignettes in After Effects
10. Exporting Animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Creating render presets for consistent exports
  • Saving time with batch rendering
  • Using After Effects projects natively in Premiere Pro
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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