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Adobe CS Production Premium for Final Cut Studio Editors by Larry Jordan

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7

RETOUCHING VIDEO IN PHOTOSHOP

Nothing is more ingrained in my consciousness than “Photoshop is for stills, Final Cut is for video.”

Sigh … How things change.

Starting with the release of CS3, Photoshop began supporting video. Not for editing, but for retouching and cleanup; something Photoshop has always been famous for with still images.

In the first part of this chapter, I'll show you how to quickly and easily move video clips from Final Cut Pro to Photoshop, how to play them in Photoshop, and then how to export them to get them back into Final Cut.

Then, in the second half of this chapter, I'll give you a variety of techniques you can use in Photoshop to make your videos look great.

Moving Video Clips from FCP to Photoshop

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