Posts tagged "Photoshop Extended"

October 15, 2010

The Animation Panel

Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) + Shift + F creates a new frame when working with the Animation panel (set to Frames, not Timeline).

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October 14, 2010

Adding Audio to Photoshop

Photoshop can open .mov files so if needed, convert your audio to .mov. Then, make sure that you have the Audio Playback option enabled by clicking the small icon that looks like a speaker on the Animation (Timeline) panel to listen to the audio. Drag to reposition the in and outpoints if needed and render (File > Export > Render Video) as a QT movie to maintain the audio layer (all other formats will delete it).

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October 13, 2010

Adding Filters to Video Layers

In order to apply a filter to all of the frames of a video layer, be sure to convert it into a Smart Object before applying the filter (Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object). Otherwise, the filter will only be applied to the currently selected frame. As an added feature, because the filter is being applied to a Smart Object, not only is it non destructive, it’s parameters and mask can be changed at any time without penalty.

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October 12, 2010

Select and Scale Keyframes

Shift click to select multiple keyframes in the Animation  “Timeline” panel .  Then, Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -drag either the start/ending keyframe to  scale (evenly distribute to condense or extend the length) the selected series of keyframes.

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October 11, 2010

Toggle All Options for All Layers On/Off

Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click the disclosure triangle to the left of the layer name (in the Animation “Timeline” panel) to show/hide all options for all layers.

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October 1, 2010

Change “Timecode” to “Frame Number” (Animation Panel)

Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click the current time display (in the upper left of the timeline) to toggle between displaying an animation’s Timecode vs. Frame Number.

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September 30, 2010

Navigating the Currently Selected Layer (in the Animation Timeline)

Use the Up/Down arrows to move to the In/Out point of the currently selected layer. Note: if your video extends the length of the entire work area it may appear that this shortcut moves from the beginning to the end of the timeline.

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September 29, 2010

Navigating the Work Area (In the Animation Panel)

Shift  + Home/End key will move you to the beginning/end of the Work Area in the Animation panel. Note: it may appear as if you’re moving from the beginning/end of the timeline if your “work area” and “timeline” are the same length.

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September 28, 2010

Navigating the Animation Panel (In Timeline Mode)

When working with the timeline in Photoshop, select the flyout menu on the Animation panel and choose to “Enable Timeline Shortcut Keys”. Otherwise some of this weeks shortcuts won’t work. In addition, there are a large number of video layers/animation features that can be given custom shortcuts through the shortcut editor (Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts).

To move through the timeline:

• Left/Right arrow will move back/forward one frame at a time.  Add the Shift to move 10 frames at a time.

• Page Up/Page Down will ALSO move back/forward one frame at a time.  (Add the Shift key to move 10 frames at a time.)

• Up/Down arrow + Shift moves forward/backwards exactly one second.

• Home/End keys move to the beginning/end of the timeline.

• Shift -clicking the Select Previous/Next Frame icons (at the bottom left of the Animation Panel) moves to the next second (for example if you are currently at 2:22, Shift clicking the Select Next Frame icon will advance to 3:00).

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September 27, 2010

Playing an Animation

With the Animation panel showing, tapping the Spacebar will start/stop the playing of the animation.

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November 5, 2009

The Count Tool

With the Count tool selected (in the Extended version of Photoshop), Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click on the number to delete.

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November 4, 2009

Measurement Scale

In the Extended version of Photoshop, select Analysis > Set Measurement Scale> Custom to customize the Measurement scale To display this scale in the Info panel use the flyout to select Panel Options and check the Measurement Scale option.

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