#CreativeFriday – Adding a Mask to a Locked Background Layer

Did you know that adding a mask to a Locked Background layer in Photoshop CS6/CC will automatically unlock the layer and add the mask.

Click add new mask to the locked layer

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Background layer is unlocked and the mask is applied.

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#CreativeFriday – Premiere Pro CC – Matching clips by audio

Today’s post will go out of the realm of Digital Imaging and talk about a great new feature in Premiere Pro CC. If you are using multiple cameras on a shoot along with a separate audio mixer (possibly with your DSLR when making short movies, how to’s etc), making sure that all footage is aligned correctly when editing is currently a manual process, or more to the point, dependent on a separate solution. Within Premiere Pro CC you are now able to create a multi camera sequence based on the audio of the selected clips. This is really simple and works really well and has already saved me hours of work when creating video for my YouTube channel.

If you have multiple clips in the project file within Premiere Pro CC you can select them and create a multi camera sequence by right clicking the files that are to be included.

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Select the clips that have the same audio track and choose the “Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence”

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Choose “Audio” for the synchronise point and press OK.

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Once Premiere Pro CC has completed the analysis, a multi camera sequence is created. This multi camera sequence can be be dragged to the source monitor for In/Out point marking.

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Each Camera sequence can then be placed on the time line for editing. You can see both videos with each audio track in the example below (green bars).

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You can see the above in action in this short video.

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