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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
Adobe Photoshop
Aging a PhotoAging a Photo
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington teaches some tricks on how to age a photo only using tools that come with Adobe Photoshop. Richard uses the partchment paper textures action, a black and white adjustment layer, transfer modes, lens blur, a gradient overlay and a little grain to create the aging effect.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Distressing Text EdgesDistressing Text Edges
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you an agressive text effect that you can apply to degrade the edges of text using a pattern image. This stylized organic look works well for section bumpers or show titles.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Making Images Broadcast SafeMaking Images Broadcast Safe
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington reveals some great techniques on how to make your image broadcast safe. This can be a difficult issue when you have over saturated colors like red when it comes to being in the broadcast safe space. Richard shows you how easy it is to make your graphics broadcast safe by making a couple quick adjustments in Adobe Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Making Selections: Alpha ChannelsMaking Selections: Alpha Channels
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington builds on previous techniques and shows how to use the color detail in an image plus image adjustment commands to create an alpha channel. This is part three of a three part tutorials series on making selections inside Adobe Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Making Selections: ChannelsMaking Selections: Channels
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to use channels to make a selection. Making quick and accurate selections using Photoshop is the first step in good compositing. This is part two of a three part tutorials series on making selections inside Adobe Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Making Selections: CalculationsMaking Selections: Calculations
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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some tricks showing how to use calculations to make a selection. Selections are used when you need to make an alpha channel or composite layered images. The more accurate you can get your selection the faster you can get through your compositing work. This is part one of a three part tutorials series on making selections inside Adobe Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Motion Backgrounds From Scratch - 2Creating Motion Backgrounds From Scratch - 2
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In the second part of this Adobe Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to create a motion background in Photoshop CS3. In this episode Richard takes the soft grayscale pattern created in part one and applies a gradient map to it to colorize the background pattern. This is part two of a two part series of Photoshop tutorials on Creating Motion Backgrounds.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Motion Backrounds from Scratch - 1Creating Motion Backrounds from Scratch - 1
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to composite moving abstract footage clips and photos along with some transfer / blending modes and level adjustments to create custom background patterns. This is part one of a two part series of Photoshop tutorials on Creating Motion Backgrounds.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Custom Backgrounds From ScratchCreating Custom Backgrounds From Scratch
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some tips and tricks on how to create custom backgrounds from scratch using Adobe Photoshop CS3. Using free textures found online, blending modes, gaussian blur, gradient maps and other tools, Richard creates a nice looking custom background.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Vanishing PointVanishing Point
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the technique of using the vanishing point filter on a still image or a video in Adobe Photoshop CS3 to repair a letter in a burnt out sign. Other tricks covered in this tutorial are creating history states, drawing perspective planes, cloning with the perspective planes, set extensions and the lens blur filter to extend a building using vanishing point perspective planes.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
The Puppet Tool Part 2The Puppet Tool Part 2
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In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to work with the puppet tool in After Effects CS3. Exporting the bird PSD file from part one, the bird is already broken apart into separate layers and Richard exlains how to use the puppet pin tool and the puppet starch tool while he begins to animate the bird and branch using the AE puppet tool.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
The Puppet Tool Part 1The Puppet Tool Part 1
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington uses Photoshop and After Effects CS3 to create character animation from a digital photo. Using an image of a bird on a branch, the bird is isolated by using the quick selection tool in Photoshop CS3, a layer mask is created and the mask is adjusted with the paint brush tool and clone stamp tool. Next the branch is masked into its own layer, the bird is removed from the background and finally the PSD is exported.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Shadow Highlights CommandShadow Highlights Command

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the advanced settings for the shadow / highlights image adjustment. The shadow / highlights command can be applied in Photoshop CS3 Extended to an entire video clip by turning the video into a smart object and then applying the filter.


Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Making Alpha Channels for LogosMaking Alpha Channels for Logos
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows a few tricks of what to do with logos in Photoshop CS3. Preparing a logo for use envolves some simple techniques of creating an alpha channel or transparency. First Richard will take a look at how to create an alpha channel for a logo that is on a white background and secondarily a digital logo from an eps or ai file.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Depth of Field BlurDepth of Field Blur
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at using depth of field blur for creating backgrounds for use in chroma keying. Some of the techniques covered in this tutorial are creating a alpha channel gradiant depth matte, lens blur filter settings and finally a quick chroma key to place an actor into the scene.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS3: Photo Effects CookbookPhotoshop CS3: Photo Effects Cookbook

CreativeCOW leader, Mike Gondek examines Photoshop CS3: Photo Effects Cookbook by Tim Shelbourne and published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. Find out why Mike says, ''...after seeing this book, it has me interested in checking out the rest of the cookbook series from O'Reilly. You'll want to also.''

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Mike Gondek
Adobe Photoshop
Stabilizing Video FootageStabilizing Video Footage
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives a few free tips on how to stabalize your video footage directly in Photoshop CS3. Sometimes you might have a shakey camera shot where these techniques will come in very handy. Some of the tools covered in this tutorial are video import, the auto-align tools, pixel aspect ratio and auto-align layers. Finishing this tutorial, the psd file is imported into After Effects and adjusted.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Spot Color GradingSpot Color Grading

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the ability to open a footage clip in Photoshop CS3 Extended. Richard gives a few tips on different color correcting effects using black and white conversion and advanced blending methods to create a spot color effect that you often see in advertisements.


Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Virtual Sets with PhotomergeVirtual Sets with Photomerge
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In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington teaches panoramic photography and the techniques of photo stitching for videographers and cinematographers using Photoshop CS3. This technique allows you to create a virtual set for a green screen when doing a pickup of an on location shoot.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using Layer Styles with After EffectsUsing Layer Styles with After Effects
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A quick tip on how to use Photoshop CS3 layers styles and move them into Adobe After Effects. Adobe CS3 has improved the way Photoshop layer styles are transferred into After Effects and creates a much more user friendly experience. Some additional topics covered in this tutorial are the contour settings for drop shadow and outer glow, the pattern overlay filter tools and finally modifying the Photoshop layer styles directly in AE.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Secondary Color Correction with CurvesSecondary Color Correction with Curves
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A tip on how to use Photoshop CS3 Extended to color correct video clips. Using Adobe Bridge to open the video file with Photoshop, he then uses LAB color mode and adjustment layers to turn a red truck into a green truck. A curves adjustment layer alters the a channel of the video, altering the color and a photo filter adjustment layer finishes it of by creating a cooling effect to the clip. Finally, the video is rendered with Photoshop back out to the hard drive.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Mobile Content with Device CentralMobile Content with Device Central
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In this Adobe CS3 tutorial, Richard Harrington uses Photoshop, After Effects and Device Central to create mobile content for use on a mobile phone. First using Photoshop and Device Central, Richard creates a JPG wallpaper for use on the Motorola Razor. He then uses After Effects to create a video for use on the same. Lastly he gives many helpful tips on using Device Central and the creation of video content for mobile devices.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Black and White ConversionBlack and White Conversion
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In this Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some free tips on how to create custom black and white conversions. This technique can be used for sepia tones or duo tones as well as high contrast black and white images. Using a Black and White adjustment layer you gain control over the look of the black and white conversion for you graphic.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Averaging Video FramesAveraging Video Frames
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How to take a video clip and turn it into a clean still or clean plate for use as a background plate when working on chroma key projects. The technique to make this all work is called averaging video frames and is available through Photoshop CS3 Extended. By using import video to layers in Photoshop, converting the layers to a smart object, then changing the stack mode to mean or median, you get a nice clean plate for your background.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Batch Process CommandsBatch Process Commands
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Some free tricks on how to use the batch processing commands in Photoshop. Batch processing allows you to execute actions on folders of images or photos to take the monkey work out of your life and leave it in the capable hands of the Adobe software to automate the tasks. Using Photoshop CS3 Extended, Richard walks you through executing the batch command.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 2

Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 2
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Part two continues to cover teaching tricks on how to use the shadows/highlights filter to adjust an image. The shadows/highlights command can not be used through an adjustment layer but in Photoshop CS3 can be applied through smart filters onto a smart object to give you the ability to apply this tool in a non destructive way.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Refine Edges CommandRefine Edges Command
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The refine edges command and quick selection tool available in Adobe Photoshop CS3. The refine edges command enables you to improve a selection that has been made while the quick selection tool is a smart version of the magic want tool that detects edges of color for selecting more complex regions.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
CS3 Setting PreferencesCS3 Setting Preferences
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How to set your Photoshop preferences to utilize Photoshop as a film and video tool. Some of the settings covered in this video tutorial are the Adobe Color Picker, Image Interpolation, Interface Tool Tips, Palettes, File Handling, File Compatibility, Memory Performance, Painting Cursors, Units and Rulers, Guides and Slices, Plug-ins, Font Type, Color Management and other Photoshop Options.

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Richard Harrington
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