Chapter 1. The Adobe Workflow

The job of the modern-day video editor has evolved into a wide range of responsibilities. Very seldom are we given the task of just cutting a piece. Often, we are asked to tweak the audio, or fix that dark shot, or animate that graphic. Because of this expanding job description, we own a lot of software. Most editors these days must have at least a rudimentary understanding of Adobe Photoshop for processing images and a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator to deal with logos and artwork. And the editors that are working the most know their way around the Timeline in Adobe After Effects as well.

The purpose of this book is not to teach you how to edit (we expect you’re already skilled at that). Rather, our goal ...

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