Chapter 13. Video-Editing Basics
IN THIS CHAPTER
Opening video files
Trimming video footage
Rearranging video layers
Splitting video clips
Lifting and extracting video
Adding still images and 3D models to a video project
Adobe Photoshop isn't meant to create an extensive video project; that's what Adobe Premiere is for. Photoshop does enable you to import pieces of video that need that special Photoshop touch, and clean them up a bit. You can also create fantastic composites with video files that you may not be able to accomplish in fine Photoshop style anywhere else. The Animation (Timeline) palette gives you just enough capability to make working with video files an efficient and relatively uncomplicated process.
The first step in being able to edit your video files in Photoshop is to understand the video workspace. If you've been reading this book through, you know quite a bit about the Timeline already. I'm not going to cover the basics of the Timeline again; instead, I jump right into video-editing basics, the features that will allow you to maneuver in the Timeline and make changes in your video files.
Opening and Placing Video Files
Getting started with video editing in Photoshop is as easy as opening a video file After you have one video file, you can place one or more video files in the same document to create a composite.
Photoshop has no sound capability when it comes to editing video clips. Although your sound is embedded in your video file (and ...