Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended: Retouching Motion Pictures / Edition 1

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended: Retouching Motion Pictures / Edition 1

by Gary David Bouton
     
 

With the explosion in popularity of podcasting, innovations in video content for cell phones, and the continued popularity of video cameras, video content creation and appreciation is snowballing. Today's audience expects Hollywood production values in games, independent DVD titles, Shockwave files, and fan club shorts. Google's You Tube is presently the reigning

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Overview

With the explosion in popularity of podcasting, innovations in video content for cell phones, and the continued popularity of video cameras, video content creation and appreciation is snowballing. Today's audience expects Hollywood production values in games, independent DVD titles, Shockwave files, and fan club shorts. Google's You Tube is presently the reigning video content distributor for cottage-industry enthusiasts. Photoshop CS3 Extended: Retouching Motion Pictures creates an accessible entry point for image retouchers wishing to participate in the next wave of digital content. Assuming an intermediate to advanced working knowledge of previous versions of Photoshop, it focuses on the new tools and features of Photoshop Extended, enabling readers to first get a handle on the medium of moving pictures, then to attain a level of proficiency with retouching and enhancing digital film as they work through several real-world scenarios. Ideal for users ranging from home video buffs to professional studio employees, this tutorial-based book includes several hands-on projects and tackles a range of topics, including an introduction to digital video and importing and working with video layers and the Animation Timeline palette. It then proceeds to integrating media such as Autodesk 3D Studio scenes and video footage, creating rotoscope sequences by painting over footage, compositing green-screened 3D animations, and adding special effects layers to footage. Benefits:
• Enables Photoshop users to easily enter the world of 3D manipulation and editing
• Carefully-crafted tutorial files allow readers to apply their newfound knowledge to their own projects
• Provides a unified resource for the emerging profession of video and animation content retoucher

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598634617
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Gary David Bouton is the author of more than 20 computer graphics books, including the Inside Adobe Photoshop series.He is a seasoned illustrator and former advertising agency art director. Gary's television commercial experience combined with his Photoshop knowledge has brought about this unique and accessible book for anyone who wants to make Photoshop retouching a moving art. The author's long-time involvement with 3D modeling, rendering, and animation software also provides insight, and opens doors, to the Photoshop user who wants to add today's CGI effects to video. In his spare time,Gary composes original music and is currently working with film editors to provide special effects for music videos.He and his wife also host TheBoutons.com, a forum for discussions on Photoshop, video, graphics, and audio software.

Table of Contents

Part I: Entering the World of Video Chapter 1: The Timeline and Importing Video Chapter 2: Working the Timeline Palette: Creating Videos from Still Images Chapter 3: Reconciling Different Media in a Composition Part II: Video Sweetening Chapter 4: Cuts, Wipes, and Fades Chapter 5: Video Color and Tone Adjustments Chapter 6: Video Restoration Chapter 7: Titling and Animating Text Part III: Animation and Rotoscoping Chapter 8: Basic Animation and Rotoscoping Chapter 9: Advanced Rotoscoping and Wire Removal Part IV: 3D and 3D Animation Chapter 10: 3D and CS3: An Introduction Chapter 11: Basic CGI Compositing into Video Chapter 12: Creating 3D Scene Props Part V: SFX and Compositing Techniques Chapter 13: Creating Fun, Simple, Effective fx Chapter 14: Advanced Compositing: Green Screening Chapter 15: Compositing and Motion Matching Part VI: Output Chapter 16: Codecs, DVD Authoring, and Saving for the Web

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