This book and the accompanying DVD are intended to be a teaching guide, a reference book, and a source of inspiration. It is my hope to make your job easier and your projects more professional looking. To move you towards this goal, I will occasionally take related tangents. Photoshop is a companion to many other applications, so don’t be surprised to dip into specific nonlinear editing systems (NLEs) or even After Effects. Photoshop integration is an essential skill in taking your video editing and motion graphic skills to a higher level.

But I’ll be honest… Photoshop can be pretty intimidating with its myriad of tools and windows. With hundreds of menu commands, it’s pretty easy to get lost. But you need to remember that Adobe ...

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