5 Things I learned at the Photoshop for Video class

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5 Things I learned at the Photoshop for Video class conducted by

- A full animation timeline is available in Abobe Protoshop CS3 by clicking the timeline icon in the bottom right corner of the Animation pallette. It was described as “After Effects light.”

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- To convert a series of consecutive still images into a time lapse style animation check the Image Sequence check-box at the bottom of the File>Open dialog box.

- To apple Photoshop filters to animations in the Photoshop animation timeline, convert the items to a Smart Object. Right+click on the item in the Layer pallet and Convert to Smart Object.

- The keyboard shortcut to increase or decrease brush size is: right bracket > bigger; left bracket > smaller. I can’t believe that I didn’t know that one!

- You can bring an audio file in to Photoshop to use in an animation by renaming the file format from .aiff (or .wav or whatever) to a .mov.

One comment to “5 Things I learned at the Photoshop for Video class”

  1. Comment by Gautch:

    Along with the bracket trick for photoshop…
    Hold SHIFT and tap the LEFT BRACKET will SOFTEN the brush
    Hold SHIFT and tap the RIGHT BRACKET will HARDEN the brush……
    Also… Less useful to me, but interesting…
    Hold SHIFTand tap the – to cycle DOWN through the blending mode of the brush
    Hold SHIFT and tap the = to cycle UP through the blending mode of the brush