How to enhance videos in Photoshop – N-Photo 149 video tutorial

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Even though Adobe Photoshop CC has offered video tools for several years, many users still don’t know they exist – and those who do may assume that Photoshop is unsuited to editing videos. But not only is it possible to edit video in Photoshop, it can also be a sensible way for photographers to work with moving images. 

The great thing about using Photoshop for video is that you can take lots of the things you already know about editing photos, and apply them to video in a similar way. Your can use brilliant tools like the Camera Raw filter to tone your footage, and even add layer effects like blending modes to combine videos in creative ways. 

All that being said, just as many of us are photographers who dabble in a bit of video shooting, Photoshop is first and foremost about editing photos. Of course, the video tools can’t match those found in a dedicated editor like Premiere Pro, and we certainly wouldn’t suggest you attempt importing and editing together hours of video footage. But for short videos that need toning or effects, Photoshop is more than up to the job. Here are some useful tips and tricks to get you started…

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James Paterson

The lead technique writer on Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, James is a fantastic general practice photographer with an enviable array of skills across every genre of photography. 

Whether it's flash photography techniques like stroboscopic portraits, astrophotography projects like photographing the Northern Lights, or turning sound into art by making paint dance on a set of speakers, James' tutorials and projects are as creative as they are enjoyable. 

As the editor of Practical Photoshop magazine, he's also a wizard at the dark arts of Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity, and is capable of some genuine black magic in the digital darkroom, making him one of the leading authorities on photo editing software and techniques.