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Repairing and Enhancing Video

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to repair and enhance video with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator. Correct shaky footage, lens distortion, bad exposure, and more.

Nonlinear editors like Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro aren't the only solutions for repairing and enhancing video. You can use tools like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and even Illustrator to correct problems like lens distortion, camera shake, excessive noise and grain, and overblown exposure. This course covers innovative technical and creative techniques for bringing footage back to life. Learn how to clone and heal video, fix alignment, and recover exposure. Instructor Rich Harrington also introduces advanced techniques for speeding up and slowing down video, rotoscoping footage, and using the numerous creative color and texture effects in Photoshop and After Effects. If your footage has ever needed some extra attention, this course is for you.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. The Retoucher's Toolbox
  • Why you might need to clone video
  • The Clone Stamp tool
  • Cloning over time
  • The Healing Brush tool
  • The Patch tool
  • Using Content-Aware Fill with video
  • Keyframing a Clone Stamp
  • Nondestructive cloning
2. Restoration in Action: Video
  • Removing noise and grain from footage
  • Stabilizing footage with the Warp Stabilizer
  • Fixing alignment
  • Sharpening video
  • Reducing camera shake in video
  • Replacing a dropped frame
3. Changing the Speed of Video
  • Modifying the footage frame rate
  • Retiming footage: Overcranking
  • Retiming footage: Slow motion
  • Reversing footage
  • Advanced time remapping
4. Correcting for Lens Distortion
  • Removing lens distortion in video: Automatic
  • Removing lens distortion in video: Manual
  • Removing wide-angle distortion in video
  • Removing distortion with Upright
5. Using Rotoscoping to Enhance Footage
  • Rotoscoping with the Roto Brush
  • Refining the Roto Brush effect
  • Relighting the Roto Brush scene
  • Advanced Roto workflow: Part 1
  • Advanced Roto workflow: Part 2
6. Recovering Video with Exposure Issues
  • Improving faded historical video
  • Replacing a blown-out sky in video
  • Recovering typical exposure issues
  • Advanced exposure recovery techniques
7. Stylizing Footage
  • Secondary color grading with Photoshop
  • Using lookup tables (LUTs) for quick looks
  • The Photo Filter command
  • Advanced black-and-white conversion for footage
  • Stylizing color with gradient maps
  • Stylizing color with the Colorama effects
  • The Leave Color effect
  • Creating a spot color effect in Photoshop
  • Creating a film look
  • Final thoughts

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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