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.
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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.
To preview video faster in Photoshop, zoom out until the height of the canvas is less than 540 pixels. At this smaller preview size, Photoshop CS6 automatically plays and scrubs at lower resolution (and therefore faster).
When playing (or scrubbing) video in the Timeline panel, Photoshop creates a preview of the video as quickly as possible. However, depending on a number of variables (such as the dimensions of the original source video, the preview size, number of layers, complexity of changes made to each layer, power of the machine etc.), the time needed to render each frame will vary.
If you are working with video and still images which do NOT contain audio, and you need to preview the video “faster” (for example you might only need to see a rough approximation of the result of an adjustment layer in order to make further decisions), from the Timeline panel’s fly-out menu, turn on Allow Frame Skipping. If Allow Frame Skipping is on (and the project has no audio), then Photoshop will skip as many frames as necessary to display a “real-time” preview.
If you need to render and preview every frame (and the project has NO audio) turn off the Allow Frame Skipping option to force Photoshop to render (play) every frame. Although it will most likely be slower, this mode takes advantage of the playback cache and has the fastest and smoothest playback when previewed for the second time.
Finally, if the project has audio, and the audio button is ON, Photoshop will skip frames as necessary (regardless of the Allow Frame Skipping setting) to keep up with the audio (in real time).
Note: when skipping frames, Photoshop displays the playback frame rate in red in the lower left of the Timeline panel.
Learn how Photoshop CS6 can help you to explore new mediums with intuitive video creation. In this video tutorial (Working with Video in Photoshop CS6), 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. Note: this functionality is now in Photoshop CS6 as well as Photoshop CS6 Extended!