Master the graphic design and production skills required of today's video editors and motion graphic professionals with this comprehensive guide to the video tools in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. Every page is filled with techniques to help the video professional make graphics for use in television, video, the Internet, and DVD. Lively discourse, full-color presentations, and hands-on tutorials demonstrate everything you need to know about how to combine still and moving images. Fundamental concepts such as transparency, pixel aspect ratio, and alpha channels are made precisely clear, and advanced techniques show how to use Photoshop as a character generator, color corrector, and animation tool.
This edition features expanded coverage of DVD and motion graphics design, as well as addressing recent developments in High Definition video, 3D models, and 32-bit imaging. This indispensable reference includes:
* real-world solutions for making graphics for video
* introduction to third party plug-ins
* automation and shortcut methods that cut production time
* profiles of notable editors and motion graphic artists that include their favorite tips and tricks
The DVD offers a hands-on multimedia experience with hundreds of images to work on, tutorials to complete and 2 ½ hours of video training to watch.
Authored in CS3, CS4 updates are provided to readers by the publisher.
Table of Contents
Make It Happen; Pixels: Time for Tech; Why Layers?; What About Transparency?; Some Words on Words; Layer Styles: Bevels, Shadows, Glows, and More!; A Sense of History; Filters; Color Correction: How to Get It Right; Repairing Damaged Photos; Creating Backgrounds for Video; Automation; The Road to the NLE
'Video professionals finally have a Photoshop book to call their own--a wealth of tips and techniques.'
--Kevin Connor, Director of Product Management, Adobe Systems Incorporated
'your skillset and workflow WILL BE IMPROVED by this book--for every level of Photoshop user. If you buy only one book to improve your Photoshop-video graphics capabilities, make it this.'
'If you are a professional video editor who isn't up to speed on Photoshop this is a good resource for you.'
--Photoshop User magazine
'Richard's reputation for expanding even simple subjects in new and creative ways makes this an important book. Highly recommended.'
--Ron & Kathlyn Lindeboom, creativecow.net
'...the DVD alone is worth the price of admission--the book is packed with zero fluff and solid information that every NLE owner should have...'
--Douglas Spotted Eagle, Sundance Media Group
'a brisk read and a good shelf reference. No clutter of information...just what you need to know for video.'
--Abba Shapiro, Apple Pro Apps Consultant
'Rich explains in one or two concise paragraphs techniques I've wasted HOURS on in the past perfecting.... [this] is one book every Photoshop user should have in their arsenal.'
--Aaron Fisher, creativecow.net
'5 COWS out of 5 because it quickly helps video editors learn how to use Photoshop in their video projects.'
--Gary Gowman, creativecow.net