Master the graphic design and production skills required of today’s digital video professional with this comprehensive guide to the video tools in Adobe Photoshop. Every page is filled with techniques that are useful to the video professional engaged in making graphics for use in television, video, the Internet, and DVD. Lively discourse, full-color presentations, and hands-on tutorials demonstrate everything you need to know about how to combine still and moving images. Fundamental concepts such as transparency, pixel aspect ratio, and alpha channels are made precisely clear and advanced techniques show how to use Photoshop as a character generator, color corrector, and animation tool.
Sophisticated examples and tutorial projects illustrate practices that can be readily adapted to your projects. The DVD-ROM contains source material and multimedia content for the tutorials, foundation lessons for less-experienced readers, hundreds of useful resources, and more than one-and-a-half hours of video lessons demonstrating some of the most important techniques. Other features include:
- real-world solutions for making graphics for video
- introduction to third-party plug-ins
- automation and shortcut methods that cut production time
- profiles of notable editors and motion graphic artists that include their favorite tips and tricks