Editing Video In Photoshop
Ive been asked before how exactly I get the effects I do in gopro videos or just clips in general. So heres a basic tutorial on how to use layer masks on video, and also use filters on video.
first open your video by clicking file/open. Photoshop will automatically recognize that its a video file and bring up the timeline. From the timeline menu you can add music, add more clips, and also trim clips. Simply find the place you want to trim and click the scissor button. It will then splice the video. To delete the unwanted section, click the section and press delete.
now to add the coveted layer masks to video… simply click on them! It will add an adjustment layer mask to your clip. I find that its easiest to splice all the clips I want together, then render it, and then go back in to add effects later. It helps not bog down my laptop as its not super powerful for video editing.
Now lets say you wanted to use filters on the video, well you can do that too! But first you need to covert your clip to a smart object. So simply right click the clip in the layers menu (1.) and then click “convert to smart object”
Now all your filters will work on your video! I find that filters can be extra fun with video. I made a sunrise timelapse and then used a paintbrush filter to see what it would look like if a painting could be a timelapse. Results posted below.
So youve added some changes to your video clip, now what? Time to render! Click file/export/render video.
First select your save destination, then click what preset size you want it to be. I recommend Vimeo HD 1080P. Its nicely compressed for uploading and high res enough to watch on a HD TV.
And heres the finished result!
And heres a cheesy filtered video!
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