Chapter 19. Animating and Working with Video

Well, the time has come. Everything Photoshop could ever do (virtually) to a static image can now be done to motion graphics. That's right — got a video clip of your hated Uncle Harry making a fool of himself at Thanksgiving? Open it up in Photoshop and paint horns and Groucho glasses on him! Mom will get a kick out of it!

Photoshop used to be limited to animated GIF's, courtesy of the old add-on application ImageReady. If you wanted to make a little Web animation, that was where you went — you fired up ImageReady from within Photoshop, and you could optimize images for online use and create rollovers, animated GIFs, anything graphical for the Web. Over the next few releases, however, some of ImageReady's features moved over to Photoshop: The Save for Web dialog box is a major example. CS2 users may recall that with CS2, ImageReady was still a separate application, but that more and more of ImageReady's capabilities had been integrated into Photoshop (an Animation palette was added, for example), and we all heard that ImageReady would be gone with the release of Photoshop CS3.

Adobe kept that promise, and with CS3, the absorption of ImageReady is complete: There is no more ImageReady, and Photoshop can now do everything you used to do with it — and then some. In addition ...

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