Video in Photoshop for Photographers
and Designers

" If you are a photographer or designer, learning video isn't an option, it'e essential for your future."

video in PhotoshopI'm very excited to announce my latest book, "Video in Photoshop for Photographers and Designers". What's it all about?

Photoshop's had the ability to edit video for a while now in the extended version. With CS6, Adobe has also included the video feature in the standard version of Photoshop. They have also completely reworked the video features so that photographers and deigners have a way of editing footage captured on their cameras, iPhones, DSLRs etc. This opens up a world of possibilities!

This is where my book comes in. I really wanted to help photographers sort through all the information and misinformation and jump into video as quickly as possible without fuss. Using plain speak and no video jargon, I get down to the practical nuts and bolts of editing video, combining clips, adding music and motion graphics all with effortless ease. If you are a photographer or designer, learning video isn't an option, it'e essential for your future. I belive this book is the most rewarding and painless way for you to take the plunge into video. This isn't one of those huge doorstoppers either, it's a lightweight 200 pages with lots of full color photos and illustrations, so it's a quick read. All the lesson files are available for you to download and follow along. I even throw in a few extra PhotoshopCAFE video tutorials too.

This isn't another book that talks about shooting video (although tips and essentials of shooting are covered in the first chapter) it's all about what do do with your footage. How to turn all those video clips into beautiful video presentations and share them with the world. Interviews, short films, timelapse and slideshows are now within your reach.

I hope you enjoy my new book.


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Official Book Description

If you’re a photographer, designer, or simply one of the millions of Photoshop users who wants to dive in and start using the video features available directly within Photoshop, look no further than this inspiring and hands-on guide by top-notch trainer and artist Colin Smith. You’ll begin with the basics of video production and then move quickly into organizing and reviewing your footage using Lightroom and Bridge, editing and color correcting your footage, working with audio, adding 3D and motion, and exporting your final project. As a bonus, you’ll learn to put together slideshows with timeline effects, create breathtaking timelapse images, create cinematic looks, add video into 2D and 3D environments, and perform many more creative techniques. The accompanying footage and image files allow you to try out some of the techniques on your own, giving you the confidence to take your own projects to the next level.

• Focuses on the video features and best-practice workflow methods that allow busy professionals to edit and correct their footage without leaving Photoshop!
• Engaging and friendly instruction from a top trainer and expert.
• Loaded with creative techniques and details for creating beautiful videos and enhancing your Photoshop projects.
• Clear, four-color images throughout with accompanying image files and footage on the disc make this both an inspirational and practical guide.

Video in Photoshop for Photographers and Designers

By Colin Smith
Published Dec 18, 2012 by Peachpit Press.
Copyright 2013
Dimensions: 8" x 9-1/8"
Pages: 224
Edition: 1st
ISBN-10: 0-321-83456-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-83456-0