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ACR to Edit Video

Blake Rudis

Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp

Blake Rudis

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94. ACR to Edit Video


Class Trailer
1 Bootcamp Introduction 16:22 2 The Bridge Interface 13:33 3 Setting up Bridge 06:55 4 Overview of Bridge 11:29 5 Practical Application of Bridge 27:56 6 Introduction to Raw Editing 11:00 7 Setting up ACR Preferences & Interface 07:39 8 Global Tools Part 1 16:44
9 Global Tools Part 2 20:01 10 Local Tools 22:56 11 Introduction to the Photoshop Interface 07:13 12 Toolbars, Menus and Windows 25:07 13 Setup and Interface 11:48 14 Adobe Libraries 05:57 15 Saving Files 07:39 16 Introduction to Cropping 12:10 17 Cropping for Composition in ACR 04:44 18 Cropping for Composition in Photoshop 12:40 19 Cropping for the Subject in Post 03:25 20 Cropping for Print 07:34 21 Perspective Cropping in Photoshop 07:11 22 Introduction to Layers 08:42 23 Vector & Raster Layers Basics 05:05 24 Adjustment Layers in Photoshop 27:35 25 Organizing and Managing Layers 15:35 26 Introduction to Layer Tools and Blend Modes 21:34 27 Screen and Multiply and Overlay 09:15 28 Soft Light Blend Mode 07:34 29 Color and Luminosity Blend Modes 12:47 30 Color Burn and Color Dodge Blend Modes 07:43 31 Introduction to Layer Styles 11:43 32 Practical Application: Layer Tools 13:06 33 Introduction to Masks and Brushes 04:43 34 Brush Basics 09:22 35 Custom Brushes 04:01 36 Brush Mask: Vignettes 06:58 37 Brush Mask: Curves Dodge & Burn 06:53 38 Brush Mask: Hue & Saturation 07:52 39 Mask Groups 05:52 40 Clipping Masks 04:11 41 Masking in Adobe Camera Raw 07:06 42 Practical Applications: Masks 14:03 43 Introduction to Selections 05:42 44 Basic Selection Tools 17:41 45 The Pen Tool 11:56 46 Masks from Selections 04:22 47 Selecting Subjects and Masking 07:11 48 Color Range Mask 17:35 49 Luminosity Masks Basics 12:00 50 Introduction to Cleanup Tools 07:02 51 Adobe Camera Raw 10:16 52 Healing and Spot Healing Brush 14:56 53 The Clone Stamp Tool 10:20 54 The Patch Tool 06:38 55 Content Aware Move Tool 04:56 56 Content Aware Fill 06:46 57 Custom Cleanup Selections 15:42 58 Introduction to Shapes and Text 13:46 59 Text Basics 15:57 60 Shape Basics 07:00 61 Adding Text to Pictures 09:46 62 Custom Water Marks 14:05 63 Introduction to Smart Objects 04:37 64 Smart Object Basics 09:13 65 Smart Objects and Filters 09:05 66 Smart Objects and Image Transformation 10:57 67 Smart Objects and Album Layouts 11:40 68 Smart Objects and Composites 10:47 69 Introduction to Image Transforming 04:34 70 ACR and Lens Correction 09:45 71 Photoshop and Lens Correction 14:26 72 The Warp Tool 11:16 73 Perspective Transformations 20:33 74 Introduction to Actions in Photoshop 09:27 75 Introduction to the Actions Panel Interface 05:06 76 Making Your First Action 03:49 77 Modifying Actions After You Record Them 11:38 78 Adding Stops to Actions 04:01 79 Conditional Actions 07:36 80 Actions that Communicate 25:26 81 Introduction to Filters 04:38 82 ACR as a Filter 09:20 83 Helpful Artistic Filters 17:08 84 Helpful Practical Filters 07:08 85 Sharpening with Filters 07:32 86 Rendering Trees 08:20 87 The Oil Paint and Add Noise Filters 15:08 88 Introduction to Editing Video 06:20 89 Timeline for Video 08:15 90 Cropping Video 03:34 91 Adjustment Layers and Video 05:25 92 Building Lookup Tables 07:00 93 Layers, Masking Video & Working with Type 15:11 94 ACR to Edit Video 06:10 95 Animated Gifs 11:39 96 Introduction to Creative Effects 06:08 97 Black, White, and Monochrome 18:05 98 Matte and Cinematic Effects 08:23 99 Gradient Maps and Solid Color Grades 12:20 100 Gradients 04:21 101 Glow and Haze 10:23 102 Introduction to Natural Retouching 05:33 103 Brightening Teeth 10:25 104 Clean Up with the Clone Stamp Tool 08:07 105 Cleaning and Brightening Eyes 16:58 106 Advanced Clean Up Techniques 24:47 107 Introduction to Portrait Workflow & Bridge Organization 14:47 108 ACR for Portraits Pre-Edits 21:27 109 Portrait Workflow Techniques 18:46 110 Introduction to Landscape Workflow & Bridge Organization 12:17 111 Landscape Workflow Techniques 37:36 112 Introduction to Compositing & Bridge 06:59 113 Composite Workflow Techniques 34:01 114 Landscape Composite Projects 24:14 115 Bonus: Rothko and Workspace 05:15 116 Bonus: Adding Textures to Photos 07:05 117 Bonus: The Mask (Extras) 05:18 118 Bonus: The Color Range Mask in ACR 04:54

Lesson Info

ACR to Edit Video

We're gonna get into, now, doing an editing video with filters. Like Adobe Camera Raw, as a filter. So let's go ahead and close this down. And I'm gonna go ahead and open up another video that I have in here. I do a lot of time-lapse work. So I'm gonna go ahead and drag and drop this time-lapse into Photoshop, and editing that time-lapse, because it's kind of like a photo. I wanna edit it like I would edit a photo. So I'm gonna edit that using Adobe Camera Raw as a filter. So I'm gonna just drag this up and stick it up to the top. Now, in order to use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter, you can't just hop in here and filter it. If you filter it right now, it's gonna filter this one layer, this one individual shot. So what I need to do is, I need to turn this video into a Smart Object. So I'll right-click on this layer, I'll go to convert to Smart Object, and now if I go up to filter, and I go up to Camera Raw filter, I've got all of the tools that i would have with Camera Raw to edit this ti...

me-lapse. So I can brighten things up in the shadow areas, I can maybe use my White Balance tool to white balance this image out, to get the white balance a little more accurate. I kinda like the way it was when it was more of that sunset kind of color there, so we'll just keep that. I also have the ability to go into any of local tools. So when I adjust this shadows, and bring the shadows up, I can't quite open up all of the stuff that I need to open up within this image, so if I were to go into my Graduated filter, I could turn my mask on. So I see my mask, press and hold Shift, bring that mask up so I just get it in those darker areas. Use my Range mask to block out anything that's light, to get all of that dark area into that mask. Adjust my smoothness there, to adjust my mask. And then, if I turn that mask off, because I'm in a graduated adjustment, this is only going to take place on those dark areas. So I can bring up the exposure, highlights, bring up those shadows a little bit. Might wanna drop that saturation down a little bit. Add some dehaze. And looks pretty good. If I were to come over to my Radio filter, I could maybe pop a radio burst right back here. And it's way too high on the exposure. We bump this up, add a little bit of magenta to there to give it that kind of sunset kind of glow. Add some contrast. Boost the saturation there. That's like a little dark contrast, a little spotlight that I can put pretty much anywhere I want in this video. Bump that up. Looks pretty good. Press OK. The really cool thing about this, especially with Adobe Camera Raw, is using Adobe Camera Raw's Noise Reduction features in video. That is awesome. Because a lot of times you get noise in your videos, and this artifacting that you can't get rid of. So let's go ahead and hop back over into Adobe Camera Raw real quick and I'll show you that. We can zoom in into these dark areas, look at that. See, we got some really bad, after I open those up, we got some really bad stuff going on there. So I'll click on the Detail slider, or the Detail tab, bump up my luminance, drop that luminance detail up or down, so I can start fixing, especially the color noise that's happening within that area. Zoom out. That looks pretty good. Drop that luminance down just a little bit more. And again, you can even sharpen things here in Adobe Camera Raw. So if I press OK on this, every frame is gonna have that Adobe Camera Raw as the filter applied to it as a Smart Object. This is where things are gonna be very, very slow on the export. Even on something like a time-lapse like this one is, I think it's maybe a total of maybe four or five seconds? That's gonna take probably five to ten, maybe 15 minutes to export. Quite possibly, depending on how much is there. 'Cause what's happening is Photoshop is telling Adobe Camera Raw, "Hey, every single frame that's in here, I need you to apply all these settings to." So, if you can think of five seconds times 24 frames a second, that's over 120 different frames, if not more frames ... That means basically what's happening is, Adobe Camera Raw's being called up, it's applying itself on that one layer, it's shutting down. It's being called up, applying itself to that one layer, or that one frame, closing down. Getting called up, get the point? So it takes a while to render those things out. So just know that if you use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter, it might take a little bit of time for that to happen. So what I've done is, I've just kinda pre-baked that a little bit, and I've made two different videos. Here's the original, so you can see what it looks like without any Adobe Camera Raw work. And you can see the time-lapse, where we get a little bit of boost inside the shadowy areas, and then an overall boost of all the colors that are happening within that sunset. I pre-baked that 'cause I didn't wanna stand here for five to ten to 15 minutes. And it really just depends on how much other things are going on in your computer, and what your video card is, how much ... Rendering video is a very labor intensive thing, that's why, when I buy PCs, I buy gamer PCs, because gaming PCs tend to have a lot more video rendering power in them, because they're designed for video games.

Class Description

Adobe® Photoshop CC® is a valuable tool for photographers, but it can also be intimidating. In this all-inclusive 20 lesson course, you’ll go from opening the program for the first time to creating images that really stand out. Join Blake Rudis, Photoshop expert and founder of f64 Academy, as he shows you how to maximize your use of Photoshop. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Class Introduction & Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Setup Interface, Cropping and Layers
  • Layer Tools, Masks, Selections, Clean-Up Tools and Shapes & Text
  • Smart Objects, Transforming, Actions, Filters, and Editing Video
  • Custom Creative Effects, Natural Retouching, Portrait Workflow, Landscape Workflow, and Composite Workflow

Don’t let the many aspects of Photoshop prevent you from maximizing your use of this amazing app. Blake will help you develop the confidence to use your imagination and create the images that you will be proud to share with your clients.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2018


a Creativelive Student

Amazing course, but don't be fooled into thinking this is a beginner's course for photographers. The problem isn't Blake's explanations; they're top. The problem is the vast scope of this course and the order in which the topics are presented. Take layers for example. When I was first learning Photoshop (back when we learned from books), I found I learned little or nothing from, for example, books that covered layers before they covered how to improve/process photographs. These books taught me how to organize, move, and link layers before they showed me what a layer was actually for. Those books tended to teach me everything there is to know about layers (types of layers, how to organize them, how to move them, how to move them two at a time, how to move them two at a time even if there are other layers between the two you're interested in, useful troubleshooting tips, etc. ) all before I even know (from a photographer's point of view) what it is the things actually do. The examples of organizing, linking, and moving mean everything for graphic designers from Day One, but for photographers not so much. Blake does the same thing as those books. Topics he covers extremely early demand a lot of theoretical imagination for a photographer who doesn't already know quite a bit about what he is talking about. Learning about abstract things first and concrete things later only makes PS that much harder to understand. If you AREN'T a beginner, however, this course is amazing. I thought it would be like an Army Bootcamp, taking you from zero and building you into a fit, competent Photoshop grunt. Now I think it's more like Army Bootcamp for high school varsity jocks. It isn't going to take you from the beginning, but the amount you'll get out of it is nonetheless more than your brain can imagine. I've been using PS for years to improve my photographs, and even to create the odd artistic composite or two. The amount I've learned in the first week is amazing, and every day I learn something -- more like many things -- which I immediately implement to improve my productivity and/or widen the horizons of what I can achieve. If you ARE a photographer who's a Photoshop beginner, I'd take very seriously the advice Blake gives in the introduction: Watch one lesson, and practice the skills and principles you learn in that one lesson for two weeks. THEN watch the next lesson. You can't do that of course without buying the course, so it's up to you to decide whether you'd like to learn Photoshop and master Photoshop all from the same course. Learning it first and mastering it later will cost more money, but I think you'll understand everything better and have a much more enjoyable ride in the process. As for me? I'm going to have to find the money to buy this course. There is simply way too much content in each lesson for me to try to take on all at once, but on the other hand I don't want to miss anything at all that he has to share.

Robert Andrews

Blake Rudis is the absolute best in teaching photoshop. His knowledge and how he presents the instruction is clear and concise - there is NO ONE BETTER. Yes, his classes require some basic skills, and maybe I'd organize the order of (or group) the classes in a different order, but, let me be clear - if anyone is to be successful or famous in the Photoshop world, it should be Blake Rudis. I strongly recommend his teaching. I started photography and post processing in 2018, and because of this class, I'm know what Im doing. The energy you get when you create something beautiful is profound, it makes you bounce out of bed (at 4AM) like a 5 year old, to go create. It's a great ride! Thanks Blake, & Thanks Creative live.

Esther Gambrell

WOW!!! I've been purchasing CL classes for several years now and have watched HOURS of "How-To Photoshop" classes, but this is the first one I've actually purchased because of the AWESOME BONUS content!!! SERIOUSLY??!!?!? A PLUG-IN??? But not only that, Blake is SO easy to understand, and he breaks down concepts in different ways to connect with different people's learning styles. I REALLY appreciated this approach because I am a LEFT-BRAINED creative that has an engineering background, so I really connected to what Blake was saying. THANK YOU FOR THAT! There are TONS of Photoshop courses out there, but I found this one to be the most helpful in they way Blake teaches concepts so that you know WHY you're doing what your doing. I feel like he taught me how to fish with Photoshop to feed me for a lifetime instead of just giving me a fish to feed me for one day. This is the BEST overall PS course out there!!! Thank you!!!!