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Richard Harrington
Richard Harrington
RHED Pixel
Washington, District of Columbia USA
Washington, District of Columbia USA

Richard Harrington has had a long relationship with media. When he was seven, he was grounded for using magnets to rearrange the picture tube on the family's 13-inch color TV (it works but don't try it). He has since gone on to many more interesting adventures.

Rich's love of journalism began at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, Illinois. Rich was Editor of his school paper and discovered that being a reporter was more interesting (and entertaining) than anything else he learned at school.

Rich then relocated to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. College brought television back into Rich's life. He chose to pursue a dual degree in production and reporting. It was in college that Rich found the Mac and he's been an evangelist ever since.

Graduation came and so did a job working for Pulitzer at the number one station in town. Newsrooms are a great place to learn and the pace is fast. A promotion to Director/Producer soon came, and with it, opportunity. Rich had the chance to direct live television for two years, gaining a definite coolness under pressure (and loosing some hair). A chance to edit on the Avid also arose, and Rich was soon producing and editing packages for Video Max, a nationally syndicated children's program.

Eventually, Rich grew tired of working every holiday, every year (those who've worked in news understand). He soon took a job as a Producer/Editor, launched a music magazine, and started a graphics design company. A few years passed and Rich found himself buried in Iowa's two types of videos: insurance and agriculture. After having to animate corn reproduction (no joke), Rich decided it was time to move.

Fortunately his fiancee felt the same. Richard and his wife-to-be Meghan Ryan (again no joke) moved to Washington D.C. Both enrolled in graduate school and explored their careers. Rich worked as a Production Manger in town for a communications agency. Seeking more rewarding challenges, he ventured out on his own in November of 1999.

When not working Rich spends as much time with his wife Meghan as he possibly can find. He is also known to be at the bottom of a three-dog pile. If you ever come by the office you will have the fortune of meeting Becha Sukeu, Hannah, and Della, the three best Labradors Retrievers on the planet.

Currently, Richard is a faculty member at the Art Institute of Washington. He also runs a successful consultancy providing technical and managerial services to clients such as the Red Cross, the American Diabetes Association, Children's National Medical Center, and IBM.

The Project Management Institute certifies Richard Harrington as a Project Management Professional. He holds a Master's Degree in Project Management as well. Additionally, Richard has completed Avid's Master Editor Workshop and holds two Adobe Certified Expert certificates.

Rich believes that we live in a world that is getting increasingly cluttered with confusing messages. His personal philosophy is communicate... motivate... create. A firm believer that media can have powerfully results. He looks forward to the chance of helping you with your next project.


You can find Richard Harrington hosting in Creative COW's NAB Expo, Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2), Creative COW podcasts, Apple Final Cut Pro basics, Adobe After Effects basics, Adobe Photoshop basics, Podcasting, Adobe Photoshop, DSLR Video, Social Media, and Apple iPad Forums.

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Articles by Richard Harrington

Adobe After Effects
PERFORMANCE CACHE PERFORMANCE CACHE

Adobe After Effects CS6 maximizes your system's performance. Rich Harrington teaches you how to take full advantage of this new capability for faster previews, less re-rendering and, yes, great performance.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
MEDIA MANAGEMENT MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Adobe Prelude CS6 offers a variety of new media management features. Rich Harrington will show you the best ways to import footage, set it to automatically copy to a new dimension, and powerful new transcoding options.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
THE BLUR LAB THE BLUR LAB

Adobe Photoshop CS6 includes three new blurring filters. Rich Harrington will show you new ways to blur specific areas in a photo, as well as achieve tilt sheet and vignette effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
3D CAMERA TRACKER 3D CAMERA TRACKER

Adobe After Effects CS6 has a camera tracker that can add a new dimension to your compositing. Rich Harrington shows you the best approaches to AE's new 3D Camera Tracker for a variety of techniques including object placement and completely relighting a scene.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
HOVER SCRUB HOVER SCRUB

Adobe Premiere CS6 provides new browsing -- and editing! -- features for clips in bins. Rich Harrington will show you to preview the contents of any clip from the Project Panel or Media Browser. You'll also learn to set in and out points without ever having to load a clip. This means you can edit right from the bin onto the timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
THE ADAPTIVE WIDE ANGLE COMMAND THE ADAPTIVE WIDE ANGLE COMMAND

Adobe Photoshop CS6 adds to an existing feature that you may not have even been using called Photomerge. Rich Harrington will show you the new Adaptive Wide Angle command to remove all of the lens and perspective distortion in merged photos. You will also learn how to use these exact techniques with video footage, too.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
WORKING WITH RAW FILES WORKING WITH RAW FILES

Adobe Premiere CS 6 makes it easier than ever to work with RAW files. Rich Harrington walks you through some of the advantages of Premiere's approach to RAW support, including ARRIRAW and such RED formats as 5K.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
CAMERA TRACKING & 3D TEXT EXTRUSION CAMERA TRACKING & 3D TEXT EXTRUSION

Adobe After Effects CS6 can apply its new 3D Camera Tracker to extruded 3D Text of course. Rich Harrington will also show you how to use these tools, while also highlighting new 3D features including the new Ray-traced 3D engine and advanced lighting options.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
WARP STABILIZER WARP STABILIZER

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 has a warp stabilizer tool that you may have heard about, but Rich Harrington takes you deep inside its many subtle options for the best possible results, while also showing you how to take advantage of the Mercury Playback Engine for maximum performance.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
VECTOR GRAPHICS WORKFLOWS VECTOR GRAPHICS WORKFLOWS

Adobe After Effects CS6 offers new workflows for vector graphics. Explore these new features with Rich Harrington, including converting vector files to shape layers so that they are automatically included in AE project files, as well as new 3D extrusion tools.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Art of the Edit
Opening My Mind Has Opened Doors Opening My Mind Has Opened Doors

Richard Harrington describes how he reached the decision to switch from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro and why part of his post-production department is running on Windows.

Feature, People / Interview
Adobe Photoshop
Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and AE: 3-D Models Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and AE: 3-D Models

In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores the interaction between Photoshop and AE when creating 3D models. Learn how to use Photoshop to retexture a model and import as a live 3D model into After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Animating the Lens Blur Filter Photoshop and AE: Animating the Lens Blur Filter

In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores how to use the Lens Blur Filter in AE CS5.5 to create variable depth of field. This filter is an improvement on the last version of the same.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
Photoshop and AE: Color Grading Video Photoshop and AE: Color Grading Video

In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores how to use Photoshop and AE together as color-grading tools.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Editing Multi-camera Productions Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Editing Multi-camera Productions

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington goes over the process of setting up a multi-clip for editing and walks you through the essential steps.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale in Video Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale in Video

In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine new features in Adobe After Effects to stabilize a shot with Content Aware Scale and Content Aware Fill in Adobe Photoshop to change the background. You'll become better prepared to use these powerful tools in your own project after viewing this informative tutorial.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Retiming Audio Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Retiming Audio

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington explores the companion application to Premiere Pro -- Adobe Audition, included in CS5.5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale

In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to look at a great feature called Content Aware Scale. In Photoshop, you can detect skin tones or choose to protect a selected area from transform, but be able to completely re-scale an image while leaving the selected area unchanged. Richard then brings these concepts into After Effects for video in the next installment of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Essential Gadgets DSLR: Essential Gadgets

DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode examines the essentials for DSLR video, including the BlackRapid R-Strap, a calibration target from PhotoVision, LED on-camera lights, hot shoe splitters or adapters, a mountable mini bi-directional level, hard cases for small items, and more.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington talks about the powerful features of customizing your keyboard using Premiere Pro CS5.5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Device Central Photoshop and AE: Device Central

In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to utilize a helper application designed for mobile -- Device Central CS5.5. In 2010, more money was made on mobile phones just delivering text and sms messages than all of Hollywood put together. In the future, getting content to mobile devices will be increasingly important. You're going to want to know how to get content to a wide range of devices.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Get Steady with a Monopod DSLR: Get Steady with a Monopod

DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode takes a look at the possibilities achieved in camera stability with monopods for DSLR use.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Mastering the Media Browser Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Mastering the Media Browser

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington explores the Media Browser in PP and talks about features that you might not know exist.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Fixing Underexposure Photoshop and AE: Fixing Underexposure

In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to fix underexposed footage items.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Using a Slate App DSLR: Using a Slate App

DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode talks about why you want an iPad for production. There is a DSLR Slate App (often used for production information, a sync point for dual system audio, etc.) which now moves all of this information to your portable device.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Roundtripping with Audition Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Roundtripping with Audition

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington focuses on changes in Adobe CS55 and how it integrates with Audition. It's easy to move back and forth from a PP sequence to edit in Adobe Audition.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Using Gradients to Create Custom Backdrops Photoshop and AE: Using Gradients to Create Custom Backdrops

In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects and use gradients to create custom backdrops.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR Training: Stabilizing DSLR Footage in Post DSLR Training: Stabilizing DSLR Footage in Post

DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode covers a feature in Adobe After Effects - the Warp Stabilizer. This almost magical feature from CS5.5 can fix image stabilization, warp an image to selectively fix areas that are most unstable, and can even do rolling shutter compensation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Mastering Transitions Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Mastering Transitions

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington shows how to use transitions inside of PP. There are some subtle changes and nuances in CS5.5 that you might want to use.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Layer Comps Photoshop and AE: Layer Comps

In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores layer comps in Adobe Photoshop and then shows how easy it is to spit out multiple versions of your file to bring into Adobe After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Monitoring Solutions with HDMI DSLR: Monitoring Solutions with HDMI

DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode visits HDMI and monitoring in general.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Watch Folders Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Watch Folders

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington talks about encoding, and the flexibility of using a feature that saw improvement in CS5.5 -- Watch Folders. Take a look at making watch folders drag and drop for Adobe Media Encoder.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Refine Edge Command and 3-D Motion Control Photoshop and AE: Refine Edge Command and 3-D Motion Control

In this installment of PS and AE, Richard Harrington shows to use Adobe Photoshop and After Effects together to get great 3D extrusion. He'll take some photos and split them out into 3D space, as well as use the Refine Edge command and the content-aware fill option to quickly build your layers to pop out and move around in the 3D camera.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Merging Clips and Syncing Audio DSLR: Merging Clips and Syncing Audio

DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode features creating a single clip that contains your video and high quality audio. In Premiere Pro CS5.5, they'll be merging clips and syncing audio in post.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Warp Stabilizer Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Warp Stabilizer

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington delivers the great new feature in AE CS5.5 for image stabilization and ties it seamlessly into PP using Dynamic Link. Take advantage of this new feature to seamlessly exchange files between the two programs.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Log and Transfer with Canon Cameras DSLR: Log and Transfer with Canon Cameras

DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode features loading footage into Final Cut Pro using the log and transfer plug-in created for Canon DSLRs and FCP.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Ultra Keyer Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Ultra Keyer

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington explores the vector keyer, which is the Ultra Keyer, an original stand-alone product that Adobe picked up and thoroughly integrated it into Premiere Pro. It particularly shines when you throw heavily compressed material into it. Here's how it works...

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: How to add Timecode to DSLR Clips DSLR: How to add Timecode to DSLR Clips

Video pros rarely access Adobe Bridge, a visual tool for managing your files. Use this secret often accessed by professional photographers to add Timecode to your DSLR clips and batch rename, copy to new locations and more with Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman, and find new ways to quicken your workflow while using your digital slr camera.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Replace Edit Command Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Replace Edit Command

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use the replace edit command in Premiere Pro so that you can swap out one take for another. In this example, the actor delivers his line a little late, and with low energy. Take the clip in the source monitor, use the current time indicator to create a sync point and automatically create the correct in and out points.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR Lens Correction: Using Filters DSLR Lens Correction: Using Filters

Even though you spend a lot of money on a lens, your beautiful lens could have some inherent flaws, but this video tutorial with Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington demonstrates that these distortions can be fixed in an unexpected way. Photoshop Extended CS5 allows you to open video clips and convert to a smart object, which allows you to run a filter on entire video clip instead of just one frame. Menu options within Photoshop allow you to choose your DSLR camera and lens, and if your lens is not available yet, create profiles online at Adobe for your own specific lenses and cameras, then watch Photoshop Extended begin correcting lens distortion.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple FCPX - Final Cut Pro X
FCPX - Response to David Pogue’s  “Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X” FCPX - Response to David Pogue’s “Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X”

In the continuing debate about the future of FCPX and video editing, David Pogue addresses the concerns of professionals. In response to David Pogue’s “Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X”, Richard Harrington adds his voice to the growing list of concerns and solutions.

Editorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Techniques for Slowmotion DSLR: Techniques for Slowmotion

In this video tutorial with Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington, learn various ways for converting DSLR footage into instantaneous, buttery smooth slow motion using After Effects, Twixtor, or Cinema Tools; you might also use Optical Flow in Apple Motion, Advanced Frame Blending in AE, and FCP.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Time Lapse Part 3: Assembling a Timelapse Shot DSLR: Time Lapse Part 3: Assembling a Timelapse Shot

From the Creative COW DSLR Essentials Podcast, Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington bring you part three in a three-part series on creating time lapse. This episode covers assembling a time lapse shot.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Exposure Part 2: Adjusting for Overexposure DSLR: Exposure Part 2: Adjusting for Overexposure

Everyone faces exposure problems, even if you're using a loupe, it's difficult to judge, especially without a waveform or histogram. In the last episode, Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington looked at fixing underexposed clips by correcting in NLEs. In this episode of their continuing series of DSLR video tutorials, they look at correcting overexposed clips.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Creative COW Master Series Automating Photoshop: Tool Presets Creative COW Master Series Automating Photoshop: Tool Presets

A great way to speed up Photoshop is to use Tool Presets. In this short video tutorial excerpt from The Creative COW Training DVD Series, Automating Photoshop, let Richard Harrington guide you through creating Crop Tool presets and text presets as your learn ways to smooth your workflow and quickly change frequently used settings.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Creative COW Master Series Automating Photoshop: Smart Filters Creative COW Master Series Automating Photoshop: Smart Filters

One option that give you a lot of flexibility when working in Photoshop is a Smart Filter, a filter applied to a smart object. In this excerpt from The Creative COW Training DVD Series, Automating Photoshop, join Richard Harrington as he shares the extra steps to implement in Photoshop to use Smart Filters.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Exposure Part 1: Adjusting for Underexposure DSLR: Exposure Part 1: Adjusting for Underexposure

Everyone faces exposure problems, even if you're using a loupe, it's difficult to judge, especially without a waveform or histogram. After loading your clips onto your computer, and you're faced with dark and underexposed clips, use this tutorial from their continuing DSLR series, featuring the expertise of Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington, and learn how to bypass the camera - go straight to NLEs and talk about the best methods for correction of underexposed clips.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Creative COW Master Series: Automating Photoshop with Richard Harrington Creative COW Master Series: Automating Photoshop with Richard Harrington

The Creative COW Master Series is pleased to introduce internationally known trainer, Richard Harrington as your guide into the powerful world of automating Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Time Repmapping Footage Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Time Repmapping Footage

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington talks about how to control time inside Premiere Pro. There are many options to change the speed of clips, including the rate stretch tool, time remapping to achieve a variable speed value, and using After Effects own remapping abilities to fine tune your results.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Making Lower Thirds Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Making Lower Thirds

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington explains how to take a stock background and force it to be the duration and the color that you desire for your video project and turn this background into a lower third.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Documentary Photo Effects Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Documentary Photo Effects

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington takes a look at how to integrate still photos into your Premiere Pro timeline to acquire the very popular documentary photo effects style with pans and scans.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Techniques to Stylize Footage Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Techniques to Stylize Footage

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington shows simple techniques to stylize flat or dull footage -- if you have less than perfect source material and want to deliver something more dramatic.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Adobe Media Encoder Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Adobe Media Encoder

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington uses the Adobe Media Encoder to go from your finished sequence right to the web, blu-ray, or other outputs with a quick hand-off and jump back in to your editing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Black and White Converversion Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Black and White Converversion

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington explores how to make a better black and white image with a combination of filters.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Time Lapse Part 2: Timelapse Shooting Techniques DSLR: Time Lapse Part 2: Timelapse Shooting Techniques

From the Creative COW DSLR Essentials Podcast, Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington bring you part two in a three-part series on creating time lapse. This episode covers shooting techniques for time-lapse.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Correcting Lens Distortion Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Correcting Lens Distortion

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington explores lens correction, a feature that shows integration between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop Extended.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Time Lapse Part 1: Gear You'll Need DSLR: Time Lapse Part 1: Gear You'll Need

From the Creative COW DSLR Essentials Podcast, Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington bring you the first in a three-part series on creating time lapse.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Business & Marketing
The Business of Intranet Web Video The Business of Intranet Web Video

In crafting creative approaches for HR outreach, RHED Pixel has created a new business model for corporate video. They have also discovered time and money-saving approaches useful for every producer.

Tutorial, Feature, Business
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Recovering Skies Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Recovering Skies

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington deals with a common problem with outdoor footage -- blown out skies. This episode shows what techniques are at your disposal to help you put more life into your footage.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Stylizing Footage with Advanced Blending Photoshop and AE: Stylizing Footage with Advanced Blending

In this tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to create footage effects using advanced blending options inside of Adobe Photoshop. The PSD is exported to After Effects where additional editing and compositing is done.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Creating Custom Backgrounds Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Creating Custom Backgrounds

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington demonstrates a graphics tip for quickly making your own customized backgrounds. Remix your own stock backgrounds inside the Premiere Pro timeline for a completely new look.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Filtering the Shot: Filters and Matte Boxes DSLR: Filtering the Shot: Filters and Matte Boxes

Since a filter is an essential investment into your lenses, glean from the pros with detailed advice on using filters and matte boxes. Join Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman as they discuss the the finer points of DSLR photography.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Adjusting Depth of Field Photoshop and AE: Adjusting Depth of Field

In this tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to modify the depth of field blurring inside of a clip. Richard uses Photoshop to create a luma matte and After Effects to apply the Lens Blur Filter.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Organizing with Adobe Bridge Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Organizing with Adobe Bridge

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington addresses the companion product: Adobe Bridge. A standard problem with tapeless acquisition is that it is difficult to name your clips. Use Adobe Bridge to batch rename your clips and organize your workflow.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Pushing ISO - How Far is Too Far? DSLR: Pushing ISO - How Far is Too Far?

In this DSLR video tutorial, Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman describe the mechanics of ISO along with techniques for testing against your given shooting situations.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Using Gradient Wipes Photoshop and AE: Using Gradient Wipes

In this tutorial Richard Harrington uses Photoshop to create custom gradient wipe transitions to be used with the Gradient Wipe Transition Effect inside of Adobe After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Equalizing Color & Exposure Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Equalizing Color & Exposure

In this tutorial for the Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline series, Richard Harrington tackles the equalizing command. If you have a clip that's washed out or too dark, this is the perfect effect to correct your levels.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Low Light Shooting Strategies DSLR: Low Light Shooting Strategies

Lighting should be your first step, but capturing gorgeous images with DSLRs in low light situations is not only a possibility, but an artistic venture with the amount of control offered by these cameras. In this DSLR video tutorial, Robbie and Richard discuss low-light shooting strategies, including controlling your aperture, ISO, lenses, and shutter speed.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Exploring 3D Mesh Objects Photoshop and AE: Exploring 3D Mesh Objects

In this video tutorial Richard Harrington shows how to create your own 3D Objects in Photoshop and then import them into After Effects as true 3D Models.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Using a Sync Sound Workflow DSLR: Using a Sync Sound Workflow

In this DSLR tutorial Richard and Robbie discuss recording audio with a DSLR Camera vs the workflow involved with using a dedicated digital audio recorder to record the audio.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Making a 3D Set Photoshop and AE: Making a 3D Set

In this tutorial, Richard Harrington makes a quick 3D Set out of a single photo. Richard uses Photoshop to create multiple planes from the image and After Effects to finish the 3D environment.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Leave Color Effect Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Leave Color Effect

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline video tutorial Richard Harrington takes a look at the Leave Color Effect to desaturate the colors out of a shot leaving only the color you want.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: What's a Follow Focus? DSLR: What's a Follow Focus?

Robbie and Richard discuss the frustration of trying to get critical focus by just using the focus ring on a lense. Modern photography cameras auto focus when shooting stills but for DSLR video the answer is a follow focus to get professional focus.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Animating with the Puppet Tool Photoshop and AE: Animating with the Puppet Tool

In this video tutorial Richard Harrington shows a quick technique used to animate and selectively warp an image inside of Adobe After Effect. Richard uses masking and refine edges to prepare the animation inside Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Edit to the Beat Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Edit to the Beat

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to edit a group of video clips quickly to sync them to an audio clip by using markers and the automate to sequence command.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: External Monitoring DSLR: External Monitoring

In this DSLR tutorial, Richard and Robbie discuss how to get better focus and color accuracy by using an external monitor for your DSLR Camera. Some topics include Pro HD field monitors, waveform exposure monitors, vectorscope and color testing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
Photoshop and AE: Converting Frame Rates Photoshop and AE: Converting Frame Rates

In this Photoshop and AE tutorial Richard Harrington explores 'Retiming Footage' and how you can convert frame rates easily using advanced frame blending controls inside of After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Timeline Navigation Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Timeline Navigation

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some quick tips on how to navigate the timeline quickly while controlling your video clips like a pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Using a Viewfinder or Loupe DSLR: Using a Viewfinder or Loupe

In this DSLR tutorial, Robbie and Richard discuss loupes or viewfinders and how they may be helpful for you when using your DSLR Camera to get better sharpness. Some topics covered are dioptre adjustments, using a profinder, external monitors and more.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Distressed Text Photoshop and AE: Distressed Text

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows a technique for distressing text using a photo layer as a texture map. Richard starts the project in Photoshop and finishes working with the layers in After Effects for the final touches.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Adjusting Exposure Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Adjusting Exposure

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to get the proper contrast range from your footage using the shadow and highlight effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Hand Holding a DSLR Camera DSLR: Hand Holding a DSLR Camera

In this DSLR podcast, Robbie and Richard discuss the ergonomics of DSLR Cameras as well as the various tools and techniques to get better stability in your shot. Hand held rigs and mounts are very customizable and help take shakiness out of your footage.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop and AE: Creating a Film Look Photoshop and AE: Creating a Film Look

In this PS tutorial Richard Harrington uses Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5 to work with footage files and create a film look. Richard uses smart filters, masking, grains and a vinette to create the final look. After Effects is used to batch render the final composition.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Mastering the Project Manager Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Mastering the Project Manager

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline video tutorial, Richard Harrington uses some hidden features in the project manager to clean up a project.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Zooms Vs. Primes DSLR: Zooms Vs. Primes

In this episode of the DSLR Podcast series, Richard and Robbie discuss when Zoom Lenses are appropriate vs. when Prime Lenses work better.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Fast Color Effect Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Fast Color Effect

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to use the Fast Color Effect to fix color fast.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
Photoshop and AE: Secondary Color Correction: Lab Color Mode Photoshop and AE: Secondary Color Correction: Lab Color Mode

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to use Lab Color in Photoshop Extended CS5 to do secondary color correction. Richard then imports the PSD into After Effects to do some additional compositing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Understanding Aperture DSLR: Understanding Aperture

In this DSLR podcast, Richard and Robbie discuss aperture using various lenses on DSLR Cameras in different shooting situations. Some topics covered are depth of field, lighting, zoom and shutter speed.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Using Effect Presets Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Using Effect Presets

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to find, create, customize and store your own effects using Effect Presets.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Memory Cards DSLR: Memory Cards

In this DSLR tutorial, Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington discuss what to look for in a good DSLR memory card. Some topics covered are Compact Flash vs. SD Cards, card speeds and readers, camera card options, buffer errors, bottlenecks and storage capacity.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Frame Rates DSLR: Frame Rates

In this DSLR podcast, Robbie Carman and Richard Harrington discuss the various frame rates available on today's DSLR Cameras such as the Canon 7D. Learn what rates to use for proper film looks, slow motion and other special effects, PAL or NTSC.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Adjusting Your Interface Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Adjusting Your Interface

In this Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline tutorial, Richard Harrington gives a quick tip on adjusting your interface color to help your color correcting decisions.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Need a Photoshop Document? Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Need a Photoshop Document?

In this Premiere Pro video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows the fastest and easiest way to put a Photoshop Document into your Premiere Pro timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Understanding DSLR Frame Sizes DSLR: Understanding DSLR Frame Sizes

Richard and Robbie tackle a common question dealing with sensors, full frame vs crop sensors. They will discuss the impact of using different type of sensors and lenses with different cameras such as the Canon 5D MK2 or the Nikon D3S.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
DSLR Video
DSLR: Introducing The DSLR Podcast DSLR: Introducing The DSLR Podcast

Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman introduce The New Creative COW DSLR Podcast.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Social Media
Social Media - Is it real? Social Media - Is it real?

A onetime skeptic, and in some ways still one, Richard Harrington has found intriguing ways to build his business -- and yours -- using social media.

Feature, People / Interview, Business
Adobe After Effects
After Effects CS5: Rotobrush After Effects CS5: Rotobrush

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to make rotoscoping easy with the new rotobrush in After Effects CS5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS5: 3-D Text with Repousse Photoshop CS5: 3-D Text with Repousse

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to use repousse in Photoshop CS5 to create 3-D text or extruded elements.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
After Effects CS5: Working with 64-Bit After Effects CS5: Working with 64-Bit

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to utilize the 64-bit enhancements in After Effects CS5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS5: Camera RAW Photoshop CS5: Camera RAW

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you the new and improved camera raw decode engine in Photoshop CS5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
After Effects CS5: Color Finesse After Effects CS5: Color Finesse

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to color grade in After Effects CS5 using new features inside the Color Finesse plug-in.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS5: High Dynamic Range Imaging Photoshop CS5: High Dynamic Range Imaging

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to achieve high dynamic range imaging using new features in Photoshop CS5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS5: Extracting Images Photoshop CS5: Extracting Images

In this tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to use Photoshop CS5's updated features to make extracting part of an image easier.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
After Effects CS5: Black & White Adjustment After Effects CS5: Black & White Adjustment

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to use the brand new black & white adjustment in After Effects CS5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Patch and Heal Tools Photoshop for Video: Patch and Heal Tools

In this tutorial, Richard Harrington uses the patch tool and healing brush tools to teach patching, healing and the vanishing point in Adobe Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Masks Panel Photoshop for Video: Masks Panel

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at how to use the masks panel in Photoshop CS4. This is a new feature in CS4 that can speed up your workflow by allowing you to quickly manage the masks on a layer.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Help: Trashing Preferences Final Cut Help: Trashing Preferences

In this Final Cut Tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to clean up the Final Cut application when it starts acting up with bugs or other problems. Many times this can be caused by a corrupt preferences file or other user settings related to Final Cut Studio. These tips are also handy when performing an upgrade installation or reinstallation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Adding Depth of Field Photoshop for Video: Adding Depth of Field

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to perform depth of field blurring techniques using the lens blur feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Help: iChat Theater Review Final Cut Help: iChat Theater Review

In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at video sharing via iChat Theater Review, a technique for online video review that allows you to quickly share video via iChat. This can be helpful for showing a preview of a video to a client or a project partner.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Content Aware Scaling Photoshop for Video: Content Aware Scaling

In this episode of Photoshop for Video, Richard Harrington takes a look at a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4 called content aware scaling. This feature allows a user to define a region or a graphic to scale or not to scale when the image is resized, giving tremendous flexibility to not have certain parts of a photo distorted when other parts are stretched.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Help: Keyframing Color Correction Final Cut Help: Keyframing Color Correction

In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at keyframing the three way color corrector in FCP. As details change in a movie clip you can have the filter adjust its values over time. This example uses a video of a bird starting in a bright sky and ending in water which is darker, the contrast transition is controlled by keyframing the saturation and color correction.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 2 Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 2

In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington goes deeper into the camera raw interface. Richard looks at the tone curve tab which controls the contrast, the detail tab which controls the image sharpening and noise reduction, split toning tab controlling the hue and saturation, lens corrections tab and the presets tab to store settings and preferences.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Fixing Exposure Fixing Exposure

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the common problem of backlighting, exposure and what can happen when shooting video outdoors. Proper exposure of all elements in a shoot can be a pain to achieve with a bright sun and blue sky but using the three way color corrector in Final Cut Pro, Richard is able to make all the elements pop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 1 Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 1

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the camera raw files and the camera raw interface. Many video professionals do not know much about the camera raw interface because it is a technology mainly used by digital photographers. The key advantage to using with a camera raw file is that the data is usually stored in the picture more than you can normally see in a single exposure.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Correcting White Balance Final Cut Pro: Correcting White Balance

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses what to do to correct your film when you shoot footage with the wrong white balance setting. This is a common problem if you step outside after shooting inside and you forget to rewhite balance. Richard uses the three way color corrector to do a digital white balance on the clip inside of Final Cut Pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Auto Blend Command Photoshop for Video: Auto Blend Command

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the auto blend command that allows you to merge multiple pictures together into a single larger document. When you have a large scan and you have to scan it in multiple pieces and then stitch it together or if you want to stitch together panoramic photos for a virtual scene this photography tool becomes quite useful.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Compression with Turbo Final Cut Pro: Compression with Turbo

In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington take a look at the elgato turbo.264. This is a USB add on device that accelereates the h.264 encoding you can do on your Mac. The turbo.264 comes with its own compression software with presets for iPod, iPhone, Sony PSP, Apple TV and YouTube.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Balancing Images Photoshop for Video: Balancing Images

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at balancing out exposure issues inside of Photoshop CS4. Mixed lighting on a photo can cause portions of the image to be too bright or too dark, fortunately Photoshop gives us some great tools to take care of these types of issues. Using a levels adjustment layer in combination with a color range selection, Richard is able to greatly control the lighting in a photo. The equalize command is also covered in this video tutorial.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Gradient Wipe Transition Final Cut Pro: Gradient Wipe Transition

In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the gradient wipe transition. The gradient wipe transition is a highly customizable transition using greyscale patterns to create your own custom wipes.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Alpha Channels Alpha Channels

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at making an alpha channel based upon the luminance in an image. Alpha channels allow you to store transparency in a graphic and transfer that transparency to another non-linear video editing program or compositing application and key or composite in real time.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Color
Final Cut Pro: Tracking Vignettes Final Cut Pro: Tracking Vignettes

In this Apple Color tutorial, Richard Harrington along with color expert Robbie Carman teaches how to use tracking to have vignettes follow a person around the screen to simulate a spotlight effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Smart Objects Photoshop for Video: Smart Objects

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a closer look at smart objects in Adobe Photoshop CS4. A smart object is an embedded copy of the original object in your document, this allows you to place large images or vector graphics into your Photoshop project and then scale it up or scale it down without worring about losing the original file resolution.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Color
Final Cut Pro: Saturation Curves in Color Final Cut Pro: Saturation Curves in Color

In this Apple Color tutorial, Richard Harrington along with color expert Robbie Carman create the Pleasantville effect in Apple Color. Using the secondary curves, specifically the saturation curve, to isolate just the yellow in a taxi cab everything else in the video clip can then be desaturated to create this popular effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Shadow and Highlights Adjustment Photoshop for Video: Shadow and Highlights Adjustment

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some tips on how to fix an underexposed or overexposed image using the shadow / highlights command in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and goes through each of the advanced settings to give great understand of how you can harness the power of this adjustment tool. The shadow / highlights filter can also be used on Smart Objects in recent versions of PS, expanding the way you can dynamically utilize this tool.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Placeholder Composite Effects Final Cut Pro: Placeholder Composite Effects

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington performs a quick placeholder effect in Final Cut Pro. Many times you will need this technique so you can figure out what shots you want to use and if it is going to be feasable to accomplish what you think is in the timeline. Richard starts by performing a chroma key on a video clip to place another clip on a TV screen.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Video Preview Photoshop for Video: Video Preview

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to output a DV video signal directly to a SD video monitor from Adobe Photoshop using a digital video converter via firewire and video preview controls. This is a very helpful tool for making adjustments to your color correction for use in broadcast video.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: External Editors Final Cut Pro: External Editors

In this Apple Final Cut video tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the external editors tab in the Final Cut Pro system settings that allows you to associate still image, video and audio files with third party software. Richard also gives some helpful tips to make graphics coming from other software applications more compatible with Final Cut Studio.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Color Range Command Photoshop for Video: Color Range Command

Some free tricks on how to use the color range command in Photoshop. Many people use the old method of utilizing the magic wand tool for selecting areas of color, the color range selection tool has more flexibility and control. Richard walks you through using this tool and shows some new features added in Photoshop CS4.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Adjustments Panel Adjustments Panel

A look at the adjustments panel in Photoshop to more quickly enhance your images. The adjustments panel is a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4 that allows you to quickly use adjustment layers much easier. This tool adds responsiveness and accessibility to one of the best features in Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Compressing for iPod and iTunes - Final Cut Help Compressing for iPod and iTunes - Final Cut Help

In this Final Cut video tutorial, Richard Harrington uses Compressor to teach how to compress a video clip for use on an iPod or in iTunes. This opens up video podcasting or the transferring of video files in a widely recognized portable format. Richard shows which settings to use and explains how to export from Final Cut Pro to get the file ready for Compressor.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Making Lower Thirds Part 2 Making Lower Thirds Part 2

The second part of the series on designing lower third graphics. Lower thirds are used in displaying information in your video projects, shows, or movies. You will also learn many design tips and tricks to increase your Photoshop productivity for video creation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Color
Custom Shapes in Color - Final Cut Help Custom Shapes in Color - Final Cut Help

In this Apple Color tutorial Richard Harrington and guest Robbie Carman will use user defined shapes to form vinettes to perform a secondary color correction. Learn about where primary and secondary color correction really occurs in Apple Color and other tips and tricks.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Making Lower Thirds Part 1 Making Lower Thirds Part 1

Taking a look at the popular technique of designing lower thirds and the process it takes to design these using Photoshop. Photoshop is the perfect solution for this task with the ability to mix text, texture, graphics and logos to create compelling titles for your show or video.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
3-Way Color Corrector - Final Cut Help 3-Way Color Corrector - Final Cut Help

In this Final Cut Pro video tutorial you will learn about using the 3-way color corrector with skin tones and how the color corrector behaves when adjusting the color of two subjects in identical scenes.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Setting Up a Multicam Edit - Final Cut Help Setting Up a Multicam Edit - Final Cut Help

In this Final Cut Video Tutorial Richard Harrington takes a look at syncronizing material for a multicam edit. The multicam features inside of Final Cut Pro are very popular and can be used for events, performances, or concerts the trick is getting things to syncronize properly.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Non-Square Pixels Non-Square Pixels

Exploring the problems associated with blending images that have square and non square pixel formats. Learn about how to fix some of the blunders of pixel aspect ratio mixing and how Photoshop CS4 is trying to help solve some of these pixel nightmares.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Cleaning Up Storyboards Photoshop for Video: Cleaning Up Storyboards

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington works on cleaning up storyboards inside of Adobe Photoshop by using a levels adjustment, a gentle gaussian blur, a simple frame and some color. Storyboards are used all the time in film, video and broadcast to plan out scenes and give a client an idea of the plan.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Saturated Reds Photoshop for Video: Saturated Reds

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington deals with the color red and the problems it can create because of its saturation levels and its tendancy to bleed when put onto a television screen.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 2 Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 2

In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to use the refine edge command. The refine edge command is a great way to take an initial selection and dramatically improve it.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 1 Photoshop for Video: Refine Edges Part 1

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington reveals the refined edge command, a nice workflow enhancement technique part of Adobe Photoshop CS3. You can use this command to enhance your selections which leads to better composites and better color correction.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Straight Alpha Channels Photoshop for Video: Straight Alpha Channels

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the difference between a straight alpha channel and premultiplied alpha channels. In Adobe Photoshop you need to create alpha channels to key your graphic so the image has an embedded transparency when it goes into another video editing program.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Layer Comps Photoshop for Video: Layer Comps

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the ability of Adobe Photoshop to use layer comps and related scripts. Layer comps is the way Photoshop allows you to have multiple looks in an individual document. When you choose a different look Photoshop remembers predefined settings and turns on or off different layers, adjustment layers, effects, layer styles and more.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 2 Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 2

In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to look at using 3D objects inside Adobe Photoshop Extended CS3. Richard uses the controls, shading options and blend modes to show how to create 3D layered designs using.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 1 Photoshop for Video: 3D Objects in Photoshop Part 1

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the ability of Adobe Photoshop Extended CS3 to work with 3D content. 3D objects give you great flexibility when designing your motion graphics and broadcast designs. 3D objects are static layers inside of Photoshop which makes it so you can not animate but it does provide flexibility inside of the Photoshop application.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Making Storyboards Photoshop for Video: Making Storyboards

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington looks at a simple production technique of using storyboards for previsualization. Storyboards allow you to tell the story before you shoot a single frame of video. Richard shows you how to take storyboards to the next level by bringing in the quick sketches into Adobe Photoshop and quickly cleaning them up a bit for a more professional look.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Making Contact Sheets Photoshop for Video: Making Contact Sheets

Richard Harrington takes a look at how to create PDF presentations and contact sheets using Adobe Bridge and Photoshop. Contact sheets along with a PDF presentation allows you to show your client a bunch of images so they can make selects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Batch Processing with Droplets Batch Processing with Droplets

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington reveals a great time saving tip for prepping photos for use in DVD slideshows. Richard shows you how to create a droplet that will batch process images; resizing pictures and cutting down interlace flicker with a simple drag and drop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Aging a Photo Aging a Photo

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington teaches some tricks on how to age a photo only using tools that come with Adobe Photoshop. Richard uses the partchment paper textures action, a black and white adjustment layer, transfer modes, lens blur, a gradient overlay and a little grain to create the aging effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Distressing Text Edges Distressing Text Edges

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you an agressive text effect that you can apply to degrade the edges of text using a pattern image. This stylized organic look works well for section bumpers or show titles.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Making Images Broadcast Safe Making Images Broadcast Safe

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington reveals some great techniques on how to make your image broadcast safe. This can be a difficult issue when you have over saturated colors like red when it comes to being in the broadcast safe space. Richard shows you how easy it is to make your graphics broadcast safe by making a couple quick adjustments in Adobe Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Making Selections: Alpha Channels Making Selections: Alpha Channels

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington builds on previous techniques and shows how to use the color detail in an image plus image adjustment commands to create an alpha channel. This is part three of a three part tutorials series on making selections inside Adobe Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Making Selections: Channels Making Selections: Channels

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to use channels to make a selection. Making quick and accurate selections using Photoshop is the first step in good compositing. This is part two of a three part tutorials series on making selections inside Adobe Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Making Selections: Calculations Making Selections: Calculations

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some tricks showing how to use calculations to make a selection. Selections are used when you need to make an alpha channel or composite layered images. The more accurate you can get your selection the faster you can get through your compositing work. This is part one of a three part tutorials series on making selections inside Adobe Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Motion Backgrounds From Scratch - 2 Creating Motion Backgrounds From Scratch - 2

In the second part of this Adobe Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to create a motion background in Photoshop CS3. In this episode Richard takes the soft grayscale pattern created in part one and applies a gradient map to it to colorize the background pattern. This is part two of a two part series of Photoshop tutorials on Creating Motion Backgrounds.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Motion Backrounds from Scratch - 1 Creating Motion Backrounds from Scratch - 1

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to composite moving abstract footage clips and photos along with some transfer / blending modes and level adjustments to create custom background patterns. This is part one of a two part series of Photoshop tutorials on Creating Motion Backgrounds.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Custom Backgrounds From Scratch Creating Custom Backgrounds From Scratch

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some tips and tricks on how to create custom backgrounds from scratch using Adobe Photoshop CS3. Using free textures found online, blending modes, gaussian blur, gradient maps and other tools, Richard creates a nice looking custom background.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Vanishing Point Vanishing Point

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the technique of using the vanishing point filter on a still image or a video in Adobe Photoshop CS3 to repair a letter in a burnt out sign. Other tricks covered in this tutorial are creating history states, drawing perspective planes, cloning with the perspective planes, set extensions and the lens blur filter to extend a building using vanishing point perspective planes.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
The Puppet Tool Part 2 The Puppet Tool Part 2

In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington continues to work with the puppet tool in After Effects CS3. Exporting the bird PSD file from part one, the bird is already broken apart into separate layers and Richard exlains how to use the puppet pin tool and the puppet starch tool while he begins to animate the bird and branch using the AE puppet tool.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
The Puppet Tool Part 1 The Puppet Tool Part 1

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington uses Photoshop and After Effects CS3 to create character animation from a digital photo. Using an image of a bird on a branch, the bird is isolated by using the quick selection tool in Photoshop CS3, a layer mask is created and the mask is adjusted with the paint brush tool and clone stamp tool. Next the branch is masked into its own layer, the bird is removed from the background and finally the PSD is exported.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Shadow Highlights Command Shadow Highlights Command

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the advanced settings for the shadow / highlights image adjustment. The shadow / highlights command can be applied in Photoshop CS3 Extended to an entire video clip by turning the video into a smart object and then applying the filter.

Adobe Photoshop
Making Alpha Channels for Logos Making Alpha Channels for Logos

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows a few tricks of what to do with logos in Photoshop CS3. Preparing a logo for use envolves some simple techniques of creating an alpha channel or transparency. First Richard will take a look at how to create an alpha channel for a logo that is on a white background and secondarily a digital logo from an eps or ai file.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Depth of Field Blur Depth of Field Blur

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at using depth of field blur for creating backgrounds for use in chroma keying. Some of the techniques covered in this tutorial are creating a alpha channel gradiant depth matte, lens blur filter settings and finally a quick chroma key to place an actor into the scene.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Stabilizing Video Footage Stabilizing Video Footage

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives a few free tips on how to stabalize your video footage directly in Photoshop CS3. Sometimes you might have a shakey camera shot where these techniques will come in very handy. Some of the tools covered in this tutorial are video import, the auto-align tools, pixel aspect ratio and auto-align layers. Finishing this tutorial, the psd file is imported into After Effects and adjusted.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Spot Color Grading Spot Color Grading

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the ability to open a footage clip in Photoshop CS3 Extended. Richard gives a few tips on different color correcting effects using black and white conversion and advanced blending methods to create a spot color effect that you often see in advertisements.

Adobe Photoshop
Virtual Sets with Photomerge Virtual Sets with Photomerge

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington teaches panoramic photography and the techniques of photo stitching for videographers and cinematographers using Photoshop CS3. This technique allows you to create a virtual set for a green screen when doing a pickup of an on location shoot.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Using Layer Styles with After Effects Using Layer Styles with After Effects

A quick tip on how to use Photoshop CS3 layers styles and move them into Adobe After Effects. Adobe CS3 has improved the way Photoshop layer styles are transferred into After Effects and creates a much more user friendly experience. Some additional topics covered in this tutorial are the contour settings for drop shadow and outer glow, the pattern overlay filter tools and finally modifying the Photoshop layer styles directly in AE.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Secondary Color Correction with Curves Secondary Color Correction with Curves

A tip on how to use Photoshop CS3 Extended to color correct video clips. Using Adobe Bridge to open the video file with Photoshop, he then uses LAB color mode and adjustment layers to turn a red truck into a green truck. A curves adjustment layer alters the a channel of the video, altering the color and a photo filter adjustment layer finishes it of by creating a cooling effect to the clip. Finally, the video is rendered with Photoshop back out to the hard drive.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Mobile Content with Device Central Mobile Content with Device Central

In this Adobe CS3 tutorial, Richard Harrington uses Photoshop, After Effects and Device Central to create mobile content for use on a mobile phone. First using Photoshop and Device Central, Richard creates a JPG wallpaper for use on the Motorola Razor. He then uses After Effects to create a video for use on the same. Lastly he gives many helpful tips on using Device Central and the creation of video content for mobile devices.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Black and White Conversion Black and White Conversion

In this Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some free tips on how to create custom black and white conversions. This technique can be used for sepia tones or duo tones as well as high contrast black and white images. Using a Black and White adjustment layer you gain control over the look of the black and white conversion for you graphic.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Averaging Video Frames Averaging Video Frames

How to take a video clip and turn it into a clean still or clean plate for use as a background plate when working on chroma key projects. The technique to make this all work is called averaging video frames and is available through Photoshop CS3 Extended. By using import video to layers in Photoshop, converting the layers to a smart object, then changing the stack mode to mean or median, you get a nice clean plate for your background.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Using the Image Processor Using the Image Processor

How to use the image processor built into the Adobe Photoshop software to batch process multiple graphic files and convert them into usable file formats for actions and other batch processing. JPG files are not able to have batch options run on them without a dialogue box appearing for every image save, to get around this dialogue box you must first use the image processor to convert the images to a different image file format.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Photoshop
Crop and Straighten Command Crop and Straighten Command

How to automate splitting images that have been scanned on a single scan into their own compositions by using the automate, crop and straighten tool built into Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop will automatically detect the edges of each image and while cropping and straightening the images, will put them all in their own compositions.

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Creating a Droplet Creating a Droplet

Some free tips on how to create a droplet with Adobe Photoshop. A droplet is an executable Photoshop action that is a mini application stored on your computer that allows you to drag and drop an image, multiple images, or folders of images onto the droplet to have Photoshop launch and batch process the images using the predefined actions. The Interlace Flicker Removal action is used in this example to batch process some tiff files. Also covered in this tutorial is using the Image Processor script to convert JPG to TIFF files for better batch processing.

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Batch Process Commands Batch Process Commands

Some free tricks on how to use the batch processing commands in Photoshop. Batch processing allows you to execute actions on folders of images or photos to take the monkey work out of your life and leave it in the capable hands of the Adobe software to automate the tasks. Using Photoshop CS3 Extended, Richard walks you through executing the batch command.

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Using Seamless Patterns Using Seamless Patterns

A few free tips on how to use unique seamless patterns using the design tools in Photoshop. Seemless patterns are useful for creating backgrounds or other elements for use in video. Create your own seemless patterns from scratch and then store them in a library.

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Restoration in Action Restoration in Action

Some free tricks in photo restoration. Whether working in documentary, broadcast, or corporate video, displaying historical images can play a primary role in many of these projects. Learn how to fix these historical images by using hue and saturation adjustments, contrast effects, and blemish removal techniques.

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Using the Healing Brush Using the Healing Brush

Some free tips on how to effectively use the healing brush. The healing brush is one of the most useful brushes for correcting physical damage of a photograph or video clip. The clone stamp tool is also used to mend imperfections and create the desired effect for tattered images.

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Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 2 Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 2

Part two continues to cover teaching tricks on how to use the shadows/highlights filter to adjust an image. The shadows/highlights command can not be used through an adjustment layer but in Photoshop CS3 can be applied through smart filters onto a smart object to give you the ability to apply this tool in a non destructive way.

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Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 1 Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 1

How to use the shadows/highlights filter first introduced in Photoshop CS to make adjustments to under and over exposed areas of troubled images by harnessing this usefull tool. Going through all the advanced options of the shadows/highlights controls panel, gain complete control and get professional results when adjusting your graphics. Additionally color correction and contrast are adjusted to finalize the correction to the photo.

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The Power of Adjustment Layers The Power of Adjustment Layers

Unlocking the power of adjustment layers to make non destructive adjustments to your graphics, photos and images. An adjustment layer allows you to perform the same functions, apply the same filters, or use the same tools that you would directly to the image but without altering the original image.

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Fixing Saturation Fixing Saturation

The common problem of over saturation and how to uncover and correct this issue by using subtle adjustments inside Photoshop. Over saturation can lead to color bleed and non broadcast safe colors. The NTSC colors video filter can cause posterization, there are other ways to accomplish fixing over saturation that does not cause some of these problems.

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Using the Levels Adjustment - 2 Using the Levels Adjustment - 2

The second part of the series showing how to use the levels adjustment to fix color balance, luminance, brightness and contrast of a photograph inside of Photoshop. Richard takes a photo that has faded and uses a levels adjustment layer to correct the individual RGB levels on a per channel basis for a much more precise level adjustment.

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Using the Levels Adjustment - 1 Using the Levels Adjustment - 1

Dealing with the common problem of image exposure using the levels adjustment to fix color balance, luminance, brightness and contrast of a graphic inside of Photoshop. Further explained in this tutorial is the ability to use the levels adjustment layer that is non destructive to the original image.

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Fading Filters Fading Filters

Harness the fade command to get new design options and maximize the filters available in Adobe Photoshop. The fade command allows you to use blending modes as well as make opacity changes to a filter, this can give you entirely new results you did not know came with your software. Some of the filters used to demonstrate this trick are glowing edges under the stylize menu, rough pastels under the artistic menu, smudge stick, smart filters, dark strokes under the strokes menu and film grain.

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Designing Lower Third Graphics - 2 Designing Lower Third Graphics - 2

Part two of the series continues to walk through designing a lower third graphic in Photoshop. Richard adds a logo or bug to the design, adds layer styles, creates text, adjusts the font and text style, creates the alpha channel for the lower third and exports the file as a layered tiff.

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Designing Lower Third Graphics - 1 Designing Lower Third Graphics - 1

Some important features of designing and creating your lower third title graphic in Photoshop. Richard show you step by step how to create and customize your own lower third titles. Some of the features covered in this tutorial are the title safe overlay action, using a gradient background, softening the edge with a vertical motion blur and creating a gradual ramp blend.

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Exploring Gradients Exploring Gradients

A look at the powerful gradient editor inside of Adobe Photoshop to create gradual blends between colors. This tip is great for creating backgrounds for DVD menus, lower thirds and other graphics. Richard shows you how to create, customize and store gradients inside Photoshop.

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Perfect Alpha Channels - 2 Perfect Alpha Channels - 2

The second part of the tutorial series on Perfect Alpha Channels covering some common compositing problems that you might face when using alpha channels in Photoshop. Some of the problems Richard addresses are the black fringe that can sometimes appear around a glow when an image has an alpha channel premultiplied with black, exporting a clean alpha channel for an NLE and using image calculations to chroma key an image from the contrasting background.

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Perfect Alpha Channels - 1 Perfect Alpha Channels - 1

Alpha channels in Adobe Photoshop. Richard explains RGB channels and how a forth channel can be created, called an alpha channel, to work with the Red, Green and Blue channels to store the transparency of the graphic. Further topics covered are the basics of keying, compositing, creating and refining alpha channels.

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Effective Layer Masks Effective Layer Masks

How to use layer masks and why you will never have to use the eraser tool on a graphic ever again using layer masking to mask or hide pixels in your image instead of destroying them. This technique allows you to go back in the future and adjust the mask and reveal elements that would have otherwise been erased. Richard uses the blur tool and the smudge tool to soften the layer mask and create the appearance of a more believable composite.

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Refine Edges Command Refine Edges Command

The refine edges command and quick selection tool available in Adobe Photoshop CS3. The refine edges command enables you to improve a selection that has been made while the quick selection tool is a smart version of the magic want tool that detects edges of color for selecting more complex regions.

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Organizing Layers Organizing Layers

Create a more professional layout for your images in Adobe Photoshop by using the precision of the alignment and distribution tools. By selecting multiple images or grouping them and simply using the align and distribute tools you can quickly construct the graphical layout you desire. Additional tips in this tutorial include using the pixel lock tool to paint on a locked image, merging layers to copy, create clipping mask, using a layer group sets hierarchy, and more.

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Sizing Images Sizing Images

This tutorial helps you resize photos and images more quickly and teaches how to get these graphics into the proper size and aspect ratio for video editing. Various methods are explained such as the crop tool, resizing an image for use in broadcast with non-square pixels, pixel aspect ratios or pasting into a new image to convert the pixel aspect ratio.

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Camera Raw Interface Camera Raw Interface

How to use the 16 bit workflow in Photoshop for film and video. The new file formats are utilized through using the Adobe camera raw dialogue box, this enables you to unlock and develope those raw camera image files captured by high end digital still cameras.

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Working With Document Presets Working With Document Presets

The document presets for video in Photoshop will help setup your graphics for the proper tape format. In the New Document dialogue box there is a Film and Video preset category with many different sizes for the most commonly used film and video formats.

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CS3 Setting Preferences CS3 Setting Preferences

How to set your Photoshop preferences to utilize Photoshop as a film and video tool. Some of the settings covered in this video tutorial are the Adobe Color Picker, Image Interpolation, Interface Tool Tips, Palettes, File Handling, File Compatibility, Memory Performance, Painting Cursors, Units and Rulers, Guides and Slices, Plug-ins, Font Type, Color Management and other Photoshop Options.

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CS2 Enhancement Filters - 2 CS2 Enhancement Filters - 2

Part of this series going over more new filters in Photoshop CS2. Richard places a logo over his photo graphic and uses the image warp tool to transform the graphic. Additional features discussed in this tutorial are the font text preview in the font list, multiple layer selection, layer groups and zoom scrolling.

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CS2 Enhancement Filters - 1 CS2 Enhancement Filters - 1

Learn a few new filters in Photoshop CS2, specifically the filters that work well for touching up video frames. The first filters Richard reviews are Smart Sharpen and Reduce Noise. This is a great technique for cleaning up footage with grain that has been shot with a 16mm camera or use remove JPEG artifact for DV footage that has artifacting from compression.

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File Navigation with Bridge File Navigation with Bridge

Using Adobe Bridge to browse and open images for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Bridge is a file browser built into the Adobe CS packages. Richard walks you through Adobe Bridge and takes a look at many of the features available with this new application. Features covered are the Adobe Stock Photos browser, using comp images, Photoshop actions, contact sheets, web photo galleries, and more.

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Pixel Aspect Ratio and Video Previews Pixel Aspect Ratio and Video Previews

How to use non-square pixels in Adobe Photoshop for images so your graphics have the correct pixel shape for video. The ability to use non-square pixels for your pixel aspect ratio in Photoshop was introduced in CS, improved in CS2, and continues to this day in the current versions of Photoshop.

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Smart Objects and Smart Guides - 2 Smart Objects and Smart Guides - 2

Part two of Smart Objects and Smart Guides showing the new ability of Photoshop to continuously rasturize graphics and images using smart objects by using the place tool under the file menu. Richard goes beyond explaining how this works and shows a real world example to show where you would use this tool.

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Smart Objects and Smart Guides - 1 Smart Objects and Smart Guides - 1

Photoshop has the new ability to continuously rasturize graphics and images using smart objects. Richard uses the Place command in the File dropdown menu to import various file formats as smart objects that will allow you to scale images up to their original sizes once they have been scaled down without losing any image quality. This also allows you to import vector data and not lose any of the vector information once the file is in Photoshop.

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Using Video Actions - 2 Using Video Actions - 2

Part two of Using Video Actions, learn how to use the built in video actions in Photoshop to automate various tasks and speed up your workflow for video projects. Some of the actions covered in this tutorial are Alpha Channel from Visible Layers, Alpha Channel from Visible Layers Inverted and DVD Slideshow (NTSC / PAL) (Standard / Widescreen) (Inset).

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Using Video Actions - 1 Using Video Actions - 1

How to use the built in video actions in Photoshop to automate tasks and speed up the creative workflow for your video projects. Some of the actions covered in this tutorial are Title Safe Overlay, Interlace Flicker Removal, Broadcast Safe Luminance and Broadcast Safe Saturation.

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New Document Presets New Document Presets

Some of the settings behind the scenes in the Photoshop presets and how to get rid of some of the new document presets that you do not use. The Photoshop package contents contains the Default New Doc Sizes.txt file which can be edited to give you the presets you desire.

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Photoshop CS2 Interface Overview Photoshop CS2 Interface Overview

A look at the user interface of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and discussion on the changes that have been made in this upgrade. Some of the features covered in this tutorial are preset default workspaces, what is new in CS2, menu highlighting, interface customization and more.

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Configuring Photoshop CS2 - 2 Configuring Photoshop CS2 - 2

In part two of this CS2 series, you are guided deeper into the Photoshop CS2 preferences and shown how to best customize your configuration settings for a video production workflow. Some of the new CS2 features covered in this tutorial are (Smart Guides), (Scratch Disks), (Font Text Type), (Color Management) and more.

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Configuring Photoshop CS2 Configuring Photoshop CS2

In this tutorial, you are guided through the process of configuring Adobe Photoshop CS2 also known as Photoshop 9. Photoshop CS2 is a great step forward with new features. Richard goes through the new CS2 preferences and how they effect your video workflow such as (Resize Image During Paste / Place), (Use Shift Key for Tool Switch) and other preferences.

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Achieving Transparency - 4 Achieving Transparency - 4

Part four of the series on achieving transparency revealing a few gotchas that occur at different times when creating alpha channels. One of these is when using layer styles on an image to create various effects such as the glow effect, the transparency information from the layer style does not extend into the alpha channel. In this tutorial you will learn the tips to work around these sort of problems.

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Achieving Transparency - 3 Achieving Transparency - 3

In the third part of this series on achieving transparency, learn about using calculations. In this example learn how to create an alpha channel to turn the sky in a scene with trees into a masked area working around the complex shapes of the leaves and branches in the trees to make a clean key. Calculations is much like doing a chroma key or other types of keying techniques.

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Achieving Transparency - 2 Achieving Transparency - 2

In the second part of this series on achieving transparency, take a look at other examples where you need to introduce transparency into an image. In this example you will see how to knock out the background of buildings that have a sky background and replace the background with an alpha channel. This method can also be used for product shots or other elements shot in front of a colored background.

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Achieving Transparency - 1 Achieving Transparency - 1

Part one of a tutorial series on how to achieve transparency in Photoshop by removing objects from their background so that they can be carried over to a NLE or motion graphics application. Achieving proper transparency in Adobe Photoshop involves layer masking and alpha channels. In part one of this series Richard starts simple and works on creating transparency for a logo with a white background and how to export the logo properly to preserve the transparency data.

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Something From Nothing Something From Nothing

A new technique for creating new backgrounds from scrath. Using a series of gradients on top of each other in Photoshop, he uses transfer modes of the gradients to mix them together. Learn great tips and tricks using the built in tools and filters in Adobe Photoshop to create something from nothing.

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Creating Seamless Backgrounds Creating Seamless Backgrounds

Learn a technique for making backgrounds for use in video. Taking from a collection of patterns, Richard uses Photoshop to define a pattern, then using the pattern as an adjustment layer he is able to tile the background using the controls built into Photoshop.

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Restoring Photos - 2 Restoring Photos - 2

It the second part of this series, Richard continues to use the smudge tool and other tools in the process of image restoration. He also explains techniques and strategies for best results when touching up old photos with Photoshop. With these techniques you will quickly become a master of photo restoration and impress any client with your Photoshop skills.

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Restoring Photos - 1 Restoring Photos - 1

It this tutorial learn how to restore historical photos. Image restoration and touching up old images in Photoshop can be easy when you know the proper techniques, tips and tricks. These methods can come in handy when producing historical documentaries or any type of production where you must display old photos. The clone stamp tool is used to fill in missing pieces of the photo, the healing brush and patch tool are used to remove wrinkles and the smudge tool refines other areas.

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Color Balance Color Balance

It this learn how to color balance and color correct skin tones. Using a faded photo from the late 70s he adjusts the levels and colors of the photo using adjustment layers. This is a great tutorial to learn about using channel levels to control color in images.

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Photoshop for Video: Film Look Photoshop for Video: Film Look

It seems like everyone is trying to achieve the film look. In this tutorial learn how to achieve a hybrid film look using color adjustments to make the colors look like they use to look a few decades ago. Using not only grain but blurring and transfer modes gives the desired effect.

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Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 2 Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 2

In part two of this series on image preparation, take a closer look at image pixel color values and how these will effect your project in keeping within the broadcast safe spectrum. You will also learn how to use adjustment layers to control your levels for your video project.

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Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 1 Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 1

This tutorial covers image preparation and processing multiple images for your digital video projects. You will further learn tips and tricks for ways to enhance and speed up your video production workflow using the tools built into Adobe Photoshop.

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Photoshop for Video: Calculations Photoshop for Video: Calculations

In this video you will learn how to extract an image from its background using a method called calculations. This method allows you to create a new channel based on the information of your existing channels. When you find the two highest contract channels and then combined them together to form a new channel, you can use that channel as your alpha channel.

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Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 3 Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 3

In part 3 of this series on lower thirds, continue to learn how to create spectacular lower thirds for your video projects. Text design and manipulation is covered in this episode - balancing type on pattern techniques using layer styles, drop shadows, outer glow, text spacing, and transparency for proper text readability.

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Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 2 Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 2

Continuing from the previous tutorial, learn how to use Photoshop to create lower thirds for your video projects. During the process you will learn various other tricks and techniques to help your creative workflow in Adobe Photoshop.

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Lower Thirds - 1 Lower Thirds - 1

Learn the power of Photoshop to create lower thirds for your video projects. Lower thirds are the graphics at the bottom of the screen that identify who you are seeing or what the video is about. Though most NLEs have this capability, none compare to the ability of Photoshop to create your lower thirds. This is part 1 of a multi part tutorial series.

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Using Workspaces Using Workspaces

Take a look at workspaces in Photoshop: Workspaces allow you to arrange windows and call that setup again later. You will learn how to setup your palette structure to perform specific tasks, save those locations and call them again later.

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Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 2 Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 2

In the second part of this tutorial series you will continue to learn how to setup your user preferences for video production. Photoshop preferences are demystified by going through each section step by step with full explanations on how each one will help your video design and creation workflow.

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Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 1 Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 1

Setup your user preferences for best use with video production. If you are a video producer using Adobe Photoshop you will be glad you tuned in to speed up your workflow with these helpful tips.

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Professional Motion Control Professional Motion Control

In this article, Richard Harrington demonstrates a quick tip on how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to achieve high-quality motion control in those documentary-style pan and zooms. Copyright 2003 by CMP Books, excerpted with permission from "Photoshop for Nonlinear Editors" by Richard Harrington, ISBN 1-57820-209-4 No part of this material may be reproduced or distributed in any form.

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How to Create that Ripped Edges Effect How to Create that Ripped Edges Effect

In this article, Richard Harrington demonstrates a quick tip on how to create that Ripped Paper Effect. Copyright 2003 by CMP Books, excerpted with permission from ''Photoshop for Nonlinear Editors'' by Richard Harrington, ISBN 1-57820-209-4 No part of this material may be reproduced or distributed in any form.

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