Chapter 1. The Adobe Workflow

The job of the modern-day video editor has evolved into a wide range of responsibilities. Seldom are we given the task of just cutting a project. Often, we are asked to tweak the audio, fix a dark shot, or animate a graphic. Because of the ever-expanding job description, we tend to 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. The editors who are working the most usually know their way around a comp 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 is ...

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