Using Photoshop and After Eﬀ ects to Enhance Your DV Project
18 Select the Background layer in the Layers palette.
19 Select Filter > Filter Gallery (in Photoshop, e ects are called lters).
20 Open any of the Filter groups and select a lter.
As shown in the next gure, that immediately displays how that lter will work
with your photo. is is a wonderful and creative tool. Consider using it to create
backgrounds for DVD menus or text.
Note: One very slick feature of the Filter Gallery is its layering window. It’s in the lower
right corner and is highlighted in the next gure. To add more than one e ect to the
background image, click the New E ect Layer button (bottom right corner next to the trash
can), then click on a di erent Filter.
Photoshop tips for DV productions
Here are a few things to keep in mind when using Photoshop to create or edit graphics
for use in a DV project:
• Keep graphics in layers—Place each element of your image onto a new and separate
layer and don’t atten images when you are done working on them. is allows you to
keep your designs editable in case you decide to make changes later.