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Photoshop CC has added various resolutions to playback video. The default is 50% and other options are 25% and 100%. Setting a lower resolution can increase playback performance when working with high resolution video (in previous versions, Photoshop auto-dropped the resolution for faster playback). To select the playback resolution, click the gear icon in the Timeline panel. Note: the Loop Playback check box also appears in the gear menu.
In this video tutorial (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.
Did you know that you can not only reposition but also transform images over time? In this episode of The Complete Picture (Transforming Layers Over Time in Photoshop CS6), Julieanne demonstrates how easy it is using the power of Smart Objects in Photoshop CS6.
In order to move more than one video clip at a time, select all of the desired layers in the Layers or Timeline panel. Then, in the Timeline panel, drag to reposition all clips. You can select clips from within a Video Group, across different Video Groups and/or any other layers in the document and move them – as long as the location that you’re trying to move them to doesn’t have other content (videos, stills etc.).
Note: To select multiple layers, Command (Mac) | Control (Win) -click the desired layers, or Shift -click to select a range of contiguous layers.
In this Quick Tip (Creating Masks to Move Over Time in Photoshop CS6), Julieanne reveals a technique to create a mask using the reflected gradient which can quickly be repositioned over time without retouching.
In this episode of The Complete Picture (Masking Video for Special Effects in Photoshop CS6), Julieanne demonstrates how to mask a video clip in Photoshop CS6 to reveal motion in a selective region of the clip over time.
Several weeks ago I gave a talk on how to work with time lapse image sequences in Photoshop. After the presentation, one of the attendees shared with me a card he had created to help him determine how many exposures he would need to create the desired length of video with the desired frame rate. Jim graciously agreed to share his “helper” on his blog for us to download in case we find ourselves in the field without a calculator. (Click here for Jim Smith’s blog) Thanks Jim!
Here are some additional links on working with Image sequences and video in Photoshop:
Learn how Photoshop CS6 can help you to explore new mediums with intuitive video creation. Julieanne walks through how to automatically sequence clips, use live previews for trimming, combine multiple audio tracks, drag and drop transitions, apply pan and zoom effects, and output videos using presets for popular devices. 2012-04-23
In this video tutorial Julieanne walks you through the best way to pan and zoom a “time lapse” image sequence, video clip and still photograph using the new Motion options in Photoshop CS6. For those wanting even greater control, Julieanne also demonstrates how to use smart objects to take advantage of Photoshop CS6’s new Transform attribute in the Timeline panel. 2012-08-06
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost shows you how to create a video file using an image sequence in Adobe CS4 Photoshop Extended. 2010-05-23
In part 2 of this two-part episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost continues to show you how to create a video file using an image sequence. This episode focuses on adding effects and audio. 2010-05-30
Although there isn’t a batch operation for adding motion to multiple clips at once, you CAN record the addition of motion to a clip – as an action, then select a layer and play the action. If you add a shortcut to the action it speeds it up considerably.
After converting a video clip into a Smart Object, the options for Audio and Video (including the mute option) change to Motion options.
To access the Audio and Video options after converting the clip to a Smart Object, double click on the Smart Object’s thumbnail in the Layers panel. The contents of the Smart Object will open in its own window. On the Timeline panel, use the triangle in the upper right of the clip to access the Video and Audio options. Click the Audio icon and check Mute Audio. Then, save the open document (the “contents” of the Smart Object). Upon close, the smart object updates in the original document.
From the Timeline panel’s flyout choose Split at Playhead to split the selected clip at the current time indicator or, Control -click (Mac) / Right Mouse -click (Win) on the blue portion of the current time indicator.
To split multiple clips be sure to first select them in the Timeline (or in the Layers panel).
Style (or Layer Style) is one of the many attributes that can be changed over time using keyframes in the Timeline panel in Photoshop CS6. Most of the Layer Style options use directional lighting to create the desired effect (such as drop shadows, bevel and emboss, inner shadows etc.).
Depending on your image, you may have a number of individual objects (type layers, video clips, shape layers etc.) which you want to cast shadows at different angles. This can be accomplished by turning off the Global Lighting check box in the Layer Styles dialog for each layer. If, however, you want all of the objects to cast the same shadow at the same angle, then either turn on the Global Lighting check box in the Layer Styles dialog for each layer or, use the Global Light Track on the Timeline panel to change all layers lighting (and therefore the direction of the shadows) at once. And of course the Global lighting direction can be changed, over time, using keyframes!
It’s easy to add comments along the Timeline panel in Photoshop CS6. Simply position the current time indicator where the comment should appear and, from the Timeline’s flyout menu, choose Comments > Edit Timeline Comment. If the comment isn’t displayed along the top of the Timeline, choose Show > Comments Track from the Timeline’s flyout menu. A small yellow square represents the comment – double clicking the square displays the comment. You can also use the flyout to export the comments as HTML or Text.
Here are some of the shortcuts that I use when working with video in Photoshop CS6:
• Tap the Spacebar to play the timeline at the current time indicator point. Tap it again to stop playing.
• Option -click (Mac) | Alt -click (Win) the current-time display in the lower-left corner of the Timeline panel to switch between timecode and frame numbers.
• Option -click (Mac) | Alt -click (Win) the disclosure triangle next to the layer name (on the Timeline panel) to expand/collapse the list of layer animation options.
• Shift-drag to snap an object (keyframe, the current time, layer in point, etc.) to the nearest object in timeline.
• With multiple keyframes selected, Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) the first or last keyframe to scale the time “between” keyframes proportionatly.
To enable the following shortcuts for video, use the fly-out menu on the Timeline panel to select “Enable Timeline Shortcut Keys”.
• Up Arrow moves to In Point of the current layer. Down Arrow moves to the Out Point of the current layer.
• Left Arrow or Page Up moves to the previous frame, Right Arrow or Page Down moves to the next frame. Add the Shift key to move 10 frames at a time.
• Shift + Up Arrow moves back in time 1 second, Shift + Down Arrow moves forward 1 second in time.
• Shift -clicking the Next/Previous Frame buttons (on either side of the Play button) jumps to the next/previous whole second in timeline.
• Tap the Home key to jump to the beginning of the timeline, tap the End key to jump to the end of the timeline. Note: on a laptop, press the function key (fn) and use the Left/Right arrows to jump to the Beginning/End of the timeline.
And don’t forget, you can create custom keyboard shortcuts for any of the items on the Timeline panel’s flyout by selecting Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. Choose “Shortcuts For: Panel Menus” and scroll down to Timeline (Video). Use the disclosure triangle to view the individual commands and apply your own custom shortcuts.
In this video tutorial (How to Pan and Zoom Video in Photoshop CS6), Julieanne walks you through the best way to pan and zoom a “time lapse” image sequence, video clip and still photograph using the new Motion options in Photoshop CS6. For those wanting even greater control, Julieanne also demonstrates how to use smart objects to take advantage of Photoshop CS6’s new Transform attribute in the Timeline panel.