Every independent filmmaker and video artist knows that the quality of their work has a lot to do with the tools available to them for creating a particular look. And for those who don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on achieving high-production value, they now have another option available. With the release of Photoshop Extended last year, functionality for video was added to Adobe’s flagship imaging application. Now that Photoshop Extended is the standard Photoshop tool in nearly all of Adobe CS4 suites, many more users will want to learn all the opportunities for video this exciting program brings.
This book shows filmmakers, students, video editors, and home users how to use Photoshop Extended creatively, covering topics such as rotoscoping, color matching and correcting, and creating effects while offering specific hands-on projects such as “painting out” unwanted subjects, elimating glare from glass, changing the weather in a scene, creating new signage on a building, and much more. New features of Photoshop Extended CS4 are discussed and an overview is provided of new 3D features, texture maps, lighting features, the Timeline, and more.
Using the proven techniques from the best-selling How to Wow series of books, author Geno Andrews takes you through all the steps to giving your film and video projects the look they need to stand apart. Along with the lessons, the DVD contains all of the footage from the scenes discussed, with additional commentary from the author/filmmaker.