How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop
Hi there in this video we are going to look at video editing, we're gonna add music logos are going to play in. I'm going to talk all the way through. There's going to be transitions where we flick from one shot to another. We had background music is lower third. You can see there, Hey, that's my name. All of this can be done in adobe Photoshop. It's pretty crazy. It's pretty amazing. Let's jump in now and learn how to do it. Alright to get started. The easiest way is to go to file open and in your 13 videos, click on talking head, Photoshop has the ability to open mp four como ves ves. Maybe MP four is the kind of most generic format though. Let's click Open. The good thing about it is it will default to something that looks like this. You'll have this magic timeline appear. Your layers over here are different. You can see it's a video group, you can see the icon has a little film reel in the corner. The main one we need is this little timeline. If it doesn't appear, go to window, go ...
to workspace and just say I want it to be set to motion please. And they should bring it up. There's one other way to get started and I'll show you just quickly. You can get a file and go to new and go to this option that says film and video and this option here at the beginning is generally the most common format. It's called 1080 p. Just means it's 1080 pixels high. That's just the generic size for high definition video. The only difference we're doing doing it this way. I'll just show you real quick. It's not the way I want you to do. I just wanted you to know you can do it this way because once you've got it here, you need to go to file, you need to go to imports linked. You can embed them. But linking the video files just means the file size of this PSD is not going to be huge. So we place it in hit return to get the right size. We just need to click on this button here, create timeline and basically we're ready to go again. So it's up to you. We're going to close that down. Don't say that. We're going to use the file open method. It's better and quicker. Okay. First thing is is you're going to learn one shortcuts the space bar. If you hit space bar, it'll start playing. Hi there. Hi there. Okay. And space bar again is stopped. So use that one reasonably a lot or you can just let this play stop button. The other thing to note is you need to keep an eye on this thing here at the moment. It says 25 frames per second basically. It's the frame rate or the speed at which this video plays. Now Photoshop is not built for video editing. You can do it then it does a pretty good job. But for me for all my editing, I'll use a purpose built program for adobe. It's Adobe premiere Pro. Some of the people use final cuts which is Apple products. The premiere Pro is kind of purpose built. So it means it plays back really nice and fast. It has a lot more settings and features. The reason I show you here in Photoshop to edit video is it means we get to rely on a lot of the tools we already know. So we if you want to correct the levels of this, we can just click on these levels layer, go to adjustments and got A levels. It's cool. Human saturation works all these tricks. We can go up to filter and use blue and blue gallery all the stuff you know, and love the big drawback is that there's not too many features for editing video. It's kind of caveman style and the other one is the playback gets real jumpy and real stressed out. If you were just going to do a really short kind of few second video. But as soon as we get into anything longer than that parole, Photoshop tries its best but it's not purpose built. If you are interested in a premiere Pro course, check out my course in premiere Pro but let's stick to Photoshop because it is pretty amazing other than it's slow and it's missing a few features that I like, man, you can get quite far just editing video Photoshop. One of the things to help you though is click on this cog and switch down the resolution to 25%. Just means watch this and if I hit play and it's quite pixelated. Okay. It just means that it's previewing it pixelated. It will actually export a high resolution. Does't matter what you've got the resolution said to here but while you're working set it to 25. Next thing to do is you're editing in this case I'm gonna scrub along. Okay and basically I have two false starts and then I get into it so watch this I'll show what I mean and where do I finish up? Here we go. So let's play this. I get to make, Yeah it happens a lot. Right I take about 10 takes to do any good take. So what we have to do is edit it up. So there's that one then there's that one I'm talking I lose it again. Graphic designer I'm a graphic designer. Lost. There's last one here at you can see down here I'm at 26 seconds that's a good indication for you as well. So I'm just gonna scrub back. Call it scrubbing So just before I wave my hand that's where I'm gonna cut it. Cut it you can click on this fella here and click on the little scissors and that just chops it in bits again, click on this first chunk, right in the middle of the blue bit hit delete and it gets rid of that first chunk. Okay. That's one way of doing it. So I can hit space bar to see where it starts there. That works fine. I'm gonna scrub to the end where I finish. That's a so about there. Very cool conference there. I stop. So instead of using the scissors and deleting it, you can actually just drag the ends and say actually there you go. So either use the scissors or just drag the ends. It's up to you. So that's our first bit of editing. How do we bring in another video file? The easiest way is file. Let's bring in place linked and we're bringing in talking head to place linked. And this one here and at the moment it's asking me do I want to resize it? I don't know, it's going to return on my keyboard and now I'm going to scrub along this one here. I only have one good take so you don't have to mess about too much of this one. So you'll see somewhere there. That's me talking. I wish you could see the waveform if you are like a premiere pro user and you're like, I wish I could just see the like the audio track. You can't also so you know if you do really enjoy Photoshop video editing. Okay. You're just doing short social media instagram hacks. Perfect for it. You can actually buy plug ins for Photoshop to take video editing to another level. I haven't bought them or use them myself because I jump into something like premiere. But if you are a person you're like, man, I don't need to learn premiere. Just give me give me some few extra features in Photoshop and I'll be good. There are plug ins you can buy to kind of take it to the next level. So there's me talking, me talking, me, talking me talking and there I stopped. It's going to be enough for this edit. We're not worried too much about the dialogue. We're just getting the techniques here. So I'm going to scrub this little scrubber here to find the end or you can you see this here? There's like a little baby hill. Big hill. Sorry about that Big hill zooms in. Small hill zooms out. I'm going to keep zooming out until I can see the end and I could use my scissors or just drag it until it snaps. And that my friends is my editing from this. This is called a jump cup. So I'm gonna hit space bar. Very cool conference in this course. We're going to let you see that jump up. It's not even a cut at all or jump transition. Just one stops, one starts and that can work in my case. It looks a bit weird. Okay, there's a bit of a jump camera moves as well. So the first little technique we're going to look at is transitions so transitions are hidden in this little icon here. I click on them and here are our basics. Have a look at Faid click hold and drag it and you can see I can kind of straddle both of these here. Let's have a little look. This is just going to fade out conference and feedback and designed to really work. You need maybe a black background here so you can make a new layer, put it at the back, fill it with black edit fill. We'll use a shortcut and just make sure that you've got a layer underneath filling this. It might be white that you want to transition to. Okay, so all I've done is credit new layer. Put it at the bottom and stretch it so it's underneath here. So now when this fades. Very cool conference, I don't know why the transitions are really slow. I'm going to get rid of this layer here. Alright, let's switch this one. Let's delete this one. Just click on it physically in the timeline and delete it with your delete key. Let's try cross fade. Okay, this one's gonna does something kind of weird here. It's okay, don't worry about it but watch this. It's going to try and save them across this one. It's not going to work in this case. Some undoing what I want is it's up to you. It's really common to have fade to black or fade to white. I like fade to white. Just as a personal preference or dip to white normally it's called and I like it quite short. Can you see I can zoom in big big mountain, Big mountain and just grab the ends of these and just tighten them in. I find a nice kind of white flesh keeps pace and his preferences. You'll see all of my intros do that a whole lot faster than that. So really just kind of like a little white flash. Very cool conference in this course we're going to look. That's what I like. Most people will use a fade to black though rather than a fade to white in this court. Another little basic editing tricks is when you're doing one of these cuts, it can be weird that I appear at the same place. What you can do is fake another camera or a different shot. So what I want to do is with this layer here, OK talking here too, I'm going to transform it. I'm using my command t you can go to edit transform and I'm just going to scale it up so it looks like I was really kind of framed in here. So enter. It's a very cool it's a cool little trick in this course we're going to learn to see. It feels like it's a whole different place and the cameras being reset up rather than just hacking out my terrible we're going to learn that's up to you so well in the transition we did a little flash to white, it's playing a bit slowly here so I'm not gonna like worry too much about the timing until I render it and I scale this one up to look like there's a bit of a camera change. The only problem is it's going to be a little bit of pixel ization so it's up to you. I'm happy with it. I find it reads better as a clip rather than me just kind of flashing and appearing in the exact same place. If I had to flash again, I had appeared back at that sort of scale and just toggle between the two. All right, next thing we're gonna do is add some audio. So down here it says audio track and click on this ad audio and in your 13 video file I've got background music, we're ready to go and let's have a little look zoom out. You can see it's a really long clip so I'm just going to tuck it into the end here, zoom back in back to the beginning. Hit space bar. Hi there, my name is dan and I'm a graphic designer and a okay, so the background music there. Really good for things like intros. The only trouble that here is that it's really loud. Okay, so I'm going to right click it anywhere in that green part and just lower it down to something so that you can still hear me? Let's go. My name is dan. And I'm a graphic designer. And a music really adds a special feature. When you get music from, there's a few places, the one I know off the top of my head is whiskey. I have that's W. I. S. T. I. A bustier. They have some free stock music you can use. But for me, I get all the mind from shutter stock, One of the few places that still do audio. Okay. And this might have cost me ah guessing about $30 and I use it over and over again as my backing music. So that's how to add music. Let's do another typical video editing thing in Photoshop and it's the logo intro. So what we're gonna do is we're going to go file, we're going to go place linked. We're going to bring in the bring your own laptop logo. That's my business. It's been 13 video. It's click place click OK. And it's the right size already returned to kind of set it in there. Now we're gonna have a little bit of an issue where this just kind of lumped wherever my play head was. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna have nothing selected. Just have this selected, drag it to the beginning. How long do I want it to be? Not sure yet. I'm gonna grab all of this. Holding shift, click both of these and just drag it over here until I get the timing of this right? So how long does it need to be? The way I do it is I just hit space bar and then I hit space bar again when I feel like it's been too long. So space bar, mm hmm. Maybe a bit longer. It's about their feels right, grab the end, tuck it in its facing again. Yeah, that feels maybe maybe a little bit longer. Here we go. So now I'm going to grab these two fellas, drag them in, extend the background music so it starts there. I'm going to have it so it carries to the end there and we're gonna do a bit of logo animation. Okay, so I'm going to get it to move in. So what I'd like to do is right back at the beginning, just drag it to the left. Okay, make sure this layer is selected. Got my move tool. I'm going to start it off screen. Okay, so you can't see it. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go down this little option. This gives me key frames, basically what I want to do is we're going to use position in this case and I'm going to see what's called a key frames, a little stopwatch and you say I want at this time where my play head is I want you to be there. Okay. And in this case it's off screen then a little bit later I would like you just gonna use my move tool again and drag it on. Can you drag it to the center there? Let go. Can you see it made an extra little key frame at frame one? It's over here on the left and it frame, whatever I decided was I started drag my head and just moved it in. It creates a key frame for you back to the beginning. Hit space bar too fast if it is too fast, there's just not enough time were not enough space between these two, so just grab the second one, expand it a little bit. Hi there, I'm happy with it but it probably needs to hang around a little longer. Okay, zoom out, grab these two fellas, hold shift, click them both. Nice. Hi there now for this. It probably needs a white backing. I'm going to create a new laugh. I'm gonna have my foreground color is white and then hold down option backspace or backspace on a pc. We're going to just talk about the layers real briefly. Don't worry too much about them. What ends up happening is because these guys are in a row there in a video group. So I'm going to do is just kind of drag it up. What ends up happening. Can you see it comes out of that group? Anything that's on the same line is in a group. I'm gonna twirl this up here because I want you my friend to be underneath and it's kind of hard to do in the legs panel here. It's actually easier just to do it here. So not in the same group. I want you to be just out. What ends up happening here in the timeline is they end up being on top of each other. Here we go. Mhm exciting logo slides in, dan starts talking. I might add a transition at the beginning there, I'm going to, I'm going to fade in, fade in not that long. Come here friend, don't drag it. Hi there, my name is dan, maybe not even a fade, it's going to be a white. So wherever we are played with white, same thing, except it's not going to have a transparent background. Hi there, my name is dan. Here we go. Let's do one of the last typical uses of video in Photoshop and we're going to do what's called the lower thirds. You're sort of the beginning there, it's just my name that appears high, you know, I am daniel scott and I am a certified instructor. This is where we get to use our lovely Photoshop skills. So I'm gonna grab my rectangle toe and I'm gonna draw a filled, it's gonna be white, I was gonna draw a rectangle over here and what I'd like to do is just drag it. So it's above everything. So out of any groups, The toilet is up to make it look nice and I'm not worried too much about where it sits in the timeline yet I'm going to build this. So I've got this kind of boxed to hold my text. Okay, my type too. I'm not going to click in the box. I don't like it because it turns the box into a text box and I don't want that. So I'm going to undo and I'm just going to draw my text out here. This is going to see Daniel scott on the pig black. I'm gonna pick a file size that fits on screen. I'm duplicating that layer. I'm going to type in. I am at adobe certified fired, awesome person certified instructor. I'm just messing about with font front size in a little bit so you can see what I'm doing. This is my lower third, right? So we have to kind of build this in Photoshop in premiere pro. There's a, there's a window. If you get a window and go to graphic essentials. These kind of pre built plus pre animated. But again, because we have skills in Photoshop, it's actually not that hard. So I got these three people, I'd like to make sure they're all aligned on top of each other where I want them to come in and zoom out on our timeline down here. I'm gonna have to make it quite tall now because I've got so many layers going on. So it's going to play for a bit and then I want this a little bit later on. So I selected all three of them, click the first one, hold shift and click the other two and I was going to be certified instructor, it's timed, okay. So what I'd like to do is get them to all kind of fade in, we looked at position which we did with the logo will do it now with a fade in so we could do it individually to all three of them or with all the layers selected over here or over here. Hit group, which is command D or control G on a pc and it just means we can do it to the whole group of them rather than trying to do them all individually and in here we're going to set the opacity at the beginning and it's hard to get right to the beginning, right? There's a little trick you can do in Photoshop is hold down the shift key. So if I hold the shift key while I'm dragging this little play head, you can see snaps to all like important parts. So really handy trick, space bar, play, hold shift while you're dragging two snapped points. So opacity is going to be there. Okay and I'd like the capacity to be, you have to go over here in your layers panel, turn it to zero, you can see a little key frame. So if Beginning here there passages at zero and then after some time I'm going to grab the opacity and turned it up to 100%. You can see it, put it in that second key frame. Thank you. Let's give it a test for the timing again, if you want to adjust this timer, hold down shift while you're dragging the play head because this key frame you can see it snaps to the key frame. Now you can say actually I just wanted to kind of be there so you can kind of still see through it. Certified instructor looks kind of cool, alright. And what I'll do is I'm going to get it to fade out at the end because at the moment just kind of now wouldn't I just use the fade out because it doesn't work in groups. I could un group things and just drag it onto each of them. That would work. But I wanted to show you how do we practice with key frames? So what I want to do is most people get to the end and I'll just turn this off. So they'll go to hear the other problem is if you're the last key frame you can't see capacity, you need to kind of come back just one little touch, make sure that's selected. Now you can turn the capacity people go down capacity zero. So the problem with it is that it goes from zero, 200 and then it starts working its way back down to zero. So it's not really hanging around at any stage. So I'm going to undo what we did step backwards. What we need to do is after some time we put in another kind of forced key frame. That one there just says I'm going to make a key frame and it's gonna be the exact same as this one. Just basically picks it up, copies it and puts it there. That means there's going to be a stretch in here where it's exactly the same. And then just at the end here, just before the end I'm going to set it to zero. So think of it like a little tabletop. It kind of comes up from 0 to 100 and then stay stays stays and then kind of drops down at the end there Dobie certified instructor for holds for awhile enough to help. All right, let's say that we're happy with this. I just need to make sure my audio here needs to close at the bottom there. We can keep adding clips to it editing. But we've got the basics in there. Right transitions music, key framing the position which we did for the logo and then key framing the opacity, which we did with this little lower thirds option here. Let's save it. We should have done that a long time ago. I was going to save mine to the desktop. Just stop and this is my in design and true It's going to be my v one. Now we need to render this thing easy way is this option down the bottom here? This little arrow click on that it's gonna open up the render window. It can look a little scary in here. First thing we're gonna do is select the folder I'm going to stick my on my desktop gonna give it a name. It's actually going to use the name of the PSD and the big thing for you is the format Okay. It should default to H 0.264. That crazy name is what gives you an Mp four because I'm a Mac. I also have this quicktime option and for me I have never used the D P X. If you're on a pc might have another option here it might be a V. I. But this one here is the most common generic small file size. Great quality plays on mobile plays on websites, that's the one you want precinct, high quality you might lower this. Okay if you are maybe sending it via email first for maybe just a test, I'm going to leave it at high quality. It's using the size from the original document that I had, we don't need to change any of this. Let's click render. Alright so we sped that up. That took probably a minute, maybe two. Basically I went and put water in the kettle turn the kettle on so I can have a cup of tea in a minute. What will make it go crazy long in terms of render would be to add things like filters to your video, which you totally can just like we do any layer, you click on it, say filter, apply filter when it's doing stuff like that, it can really slow it down. And obviously the longer the video, the more complex, the longer it takes to render. Let's see what's got created though on my desktop. There he is there there's my MP four, how big is it? It is 83.8 megabytes big enough space bar. How cool is this? My name is dan wait, I'm lucky enough to help adobe directly with a lot of their videos. Alright, so that's the skinny version of doing video in Photoshop. You can do everything you need, it's when you get to things where you need to bulk do stuff that's where Photoshop kind of falls down. And for me there's something called easing the moment this transition in here is just kind of chugs across the screen goes chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga chug. I want there to be a nice kind of inertia to it and something called easing or interpolation and that can only be done in premiere. You can take it a little bit further with special effects and video and go to something called adobe after effects. So if you like the idea of motion graphics or animated infographics? That is the home of after effects premiere gets used when we're just doing some basic kind of edits like this where we just gotta cut fixed audio needs to work fast. We need speed workflow. That's what premieres for special effects though is for after effects fixing audio. Just so you know, is another adobe product. Okay. It's called audition. That's when you need to maybe try and remove echoes or kind of air conditioning noises or background noises that are annoying. That is a job for audition. Alright, so let's take our newfound video skills and show you some other uses for it in Photoshop. Next video will do parallax, then we'll look at cinema graphs, both very cool. Let's do them in their own video. This video I think won the award for the longest video in the course. If you've made it here, you've won, you've not only made it to the end of a very long course, you've made it to the end of a very long video, high five. Let's get into the next video