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Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 1

Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 1
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the camera raw files and the camera raw interface. Many video professionals do not know much about the camera raw interface because it is a technology mainly used by digital photographers. The key advantage to using with a camera raw file is that the data is usually stored in the picture more than you can normally see in a single exposure.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Auto Blend Command

Photoshop for Video: Auto Blend Command
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the auto blend command that allows you to merge multiple pictures together into a single larger document. When you have a large scan and you have to scan it in multiple pieces and then stitch it together or if you want to stitch together panoramic photos for a virtual scene this photography tool becomes quite useful.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Balancing Images

Photoshop for Video: Balancing Images
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at balancing out exposure issues inside of Photoshop CS4. Mixed lighting on a photo can cause portions of the image to be too bright or too dark, fortunately Photoshop gives us some great tools to take care of these types of issues. Using a levels adjustment layer in combination with a color range selection, Richard is able to greatly control the lighting in a photo. The equalize command is also covered in this video tutorial.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Alpha Channels

Alpha Channels
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at making an alpha channel based upon the luminance in an image. Alpha channels allow you to store transparency in a graphic and transfer that transparency to another non-linear video editing program or compositing application and key or composite in real time.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Smart Objects

Photoshop for Video: Smart Objects
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a closer look at smart objects in Adobe Photoshop CS4. A smart object is an embedded copy of the original object in your document, this allows you to place large images or vector graphics into your Photoshop project and then scale it up or scale it down without worring about losing the original file resolution.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Shadow and Highlights Adjustment

Photoshop for Video: Shadow and Highlights Adjustment
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some tips on how to fix an underexposed or overexposed image using the shadow / highlights command in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and goes through each of the advanced settings to give great understand of how you can harness the power of this adjustment tool. The shadow / highlights filter can also be used on Smart Objects in recent versions of PS, expanding the way you can dynamically utilize this tool.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Video Preview

Photoshop for Video: Video Preview
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to output a DV video signal directly to a SD video monitor from Adobe Photoshop using a digital video converter via firewire and video preview controls. This is a very helpful tool for making adjustments to your color correction for use in broadcast video.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Color Range Command

Photoshop for Video: Color Range Command
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Some free tricks on how to use the color range command in Photoshop. Many people use the old method of utilizing the magic wand tool for selecting areas of color, the color range selection tool has more flexibility and control. Richard walks you through using this tool and shows some new features added in Photoshop CS4.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Adjustments PanelAdjustments Panel
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A look at the adjustments panel in Photoshop to more quickly enhance your images. The adjustments panel is a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4 that allows you to quickly use adjustment layers much easier. This tool adds responsiveness and accessibility to one of the best features in Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Making Lower Thirds Part 2Making Lower Thirds Part 2
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The second part of the series on designing lower third graphics. Lower thirds are used in displaying information in your video projects, shows, or movies. You will also learn many design tips and tricks to increase your Photoshop productivity for video creation.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Making Lower Thirds Part 1Making Lower Thirds Part 1
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Taking a look at the popular technique of designing lower thirds and the process it takes to design these using Photoshop. Photoshop is the perfect solution for this task with the ability to mix text, texture, graphics and logos to create compelling titles for your show or video.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Non-Square PixelsNon-Square Pixels
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Exploring the problems associated with blending images that have square and non square pixel formats. Learn about how to fix some of the blunders of pixel aspect ratio mixing and how Photoshop CS4 is trying to help solve some of these pixel nightmares.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Creating A Vignette in PhotoShopCreating A Vignette in PhotoShop

In this tutorial, CreativeCOW contributing editor Sytse Zijlstra demonstrates a quick, easy way to create a vignette in PhotoShop.

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Sytse Zijlstra
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Arctic Kiss: Photoshop Techniques for IllustratorsCreating Arctic Kiss: Photoshop Techniques for Illustrators

CreativeCOW leader, Mike Gondek examines Creating Arctic Kiss: Photoshop Techniques for Illustrators, by Jerry Lofaro.

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Mike Gondek
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Cleaning Up Storyboards

Photoshop for Video: Cleaning Up Storyboards
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington works on cleaning up storyboards inside of Adobe Photoshop by using a levels adjustment, a gentle gaussian blur, a simple frame and some color. Storyboards are used all the time in film, video and broadcast to plan out scenes and give a client an idea of the plan.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Saturated Reds

Photoshop for Video: Saturated Reds
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington deals with the color red and the problems it can create because of its saturation levels and its tendancy to bleed when put onto a television screen.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 2

Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 2
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In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to use the refine edge command. The refine edge command is a great way to take an initial selection and dramatically improve it.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 1

Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 1
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington reveals the refined edge command, a nice workflow enhancement technique part of Adobe Photoshop CS3. You can use this command to enhance your selections which leads to better composites and better color correction.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Straight Alpha Channels

Photoshop for Video: Straight Alpha Channels
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the difference between a straight alpha channel and premultiplied alpha channels. In Adobe Photoshop you need to create alpha channels to key your graphic so the image has an embedded transparency when it goes into another video editing program.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Layer Comps

Photoshop for Video: Layer Comps
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the ability of Adobe Photoshop to use layer comps and related scripts. Layer comps is the way Photoshop allows you to have multiple looks in an individual document. When you choose a different look Photoshop remembers predefined settings and turns on or off different layers, adjustment layers, effects, layer styles and more.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 2

Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 2
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In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to look at using 3D objects inside Adobe Photoshop Extended CS3. Richard uses the controls, shading options and blend modes to show how to create 3D layered designs using.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 1

Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 1
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the ability of Adobe Photoshop Extended CS3 to work with 3D content. 3D objects give you great flexibility when designing your motion graphics and broadcast designs. 3D objects are static layers inside of Photoshop which makes it so you can not animate but it does provide flexibility inside of the Photoshop application.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Making Storyboards

Photoshop for Video: Making Storyboards
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington looks at a simple production technique of using storyboards for previsualization. Storyboards allow you to tell the story before you shoot a single frame of video. Richard shows you how to take storyboards to the next level by bringing in the quick sketches into Adobe Photoshop and quickly cleaning them up a bit for a more professional look.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Making Contact Sheets

Photoshop for Video: Making Contact Sheets
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Richard Harrington takes a look at how to create PDF presentations and contact sheets using Adobe Bridge and Photoshop. Contact sheets along with a PDF presentation allows you to show your client a bunch of images so they can make selects.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Batch Processing with DropletsBatch Processing with Droplets
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington reveals a great time saving tip for prepping photos for use in DVD slideshows. Richard shows you how to create a droplet that will batch process images; resizing pictures and cutting down interlace flicker with a simple drag and drop.

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Richard Harrington
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