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Photoshop for Video Editors: Core Skills

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Learn how to use Photoshop to perform video editing tasks, such as lens correction, color grading, and more.

Learn about Adobe Photoshop features of use to video editors. Instructor Rich Harrington describes core digital imaging concepts and shows how to perform basic image adjustments, such as correcting exposure and contrast. He also works through a series of practical techniques, from designing and animating a logo to creating a gradient wipe for use in motion backgrounds. The course also covers using the Photoshop editing tools and video timeline for advanced tasks, such as correcting lens distortion, color grading, and enhancing depth of field.This course was created by Rhed Pixel. We are pleased to offer this training in our library


  • What you can learn in this course
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Exercise files
1. Pixels Demystified
  • Understanding resolution
  • Understanding pixel aspect ratio
  • Understanding image mode
  • Understanding bit depth
2. Preparing a Photo
  • Creating a new Photoshop file to match your sequence settings
  • The Power Place technique
  • Adjusting a raw file
  • Fixing exposure
  • Fixing contrast
  • Using Content-Aware Scale
  • Sending an image to the nonlinear editor (NLE)
3. Creating a Logo Bug
  • Setting the canvas
  • Placing the vector logo
  • Working with raster logos
  • Enhancing with styles
  • Setting transparency
4. Animating a Logo
  • Preparing a layered file for animation
  • Adjusting blending modes
  • Animating a logo with keyframes in Photoshop
  • Animating a logo with keyframes in an NLE
  • Animating a logo with keyframes in After Effects: Part 1
  • Animating a logo with keyframes in After Effects: Part 2
5. Gradient Wipes
  • Understanding the Gradient Wipe effect
  • Creating custom gradients
6. Correcting Lens Distortion
  • Sending footage to Photoshop
  • Fixing lens correction automatically
  • Fine-tuning lens correction
  • Fixing distortion with the Adaptive Wide Angle repair
  • Rendering the video for the NLE
7. Using Actions for Video Workflows
  • Overview of the Actions panel
  • Using the Video Actions set
8. Advanced Color Grading and Effects
  • Secondary color correction
  • Advanced secondary color correction
  • Black and white conversion
  • Using the Spot Color effect
  • Generating a LUT with Photoshop
  • Using Photoshop Filters on a video clip
9. Enhancing Depth of Field
  • The Lens Blur effect in Photoshop
  • Creating a depth matte with gradients
  • Creating an advanced depth matte for footage
  • The Lens Blur effect in After Effects
10. The Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects Relationship
  • Exploring similarities between interfaces
  • Exploring matched presets
  • Creating a new PSD Link
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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