Top: Importing a temporary audio track can help
you to establish rhythm and pacing to your multimedia piece.
Right: You can apply filters and adjustment layers
to video clips just as you would to still photographs.
Just make sure to convert each video clip to a
Smart Object. You can then apply not only
the filters available natively in CS6, but also
plug-ins such Nik Silver Efex Pro. However,
I recommend only applying these filters, especially color correction, during the end of
the editing process, as the performance of
Photoshop will slow down dramatically as
a result of the application having to render
Using PS6 with Other Apps
For photographers who are already using
a simple video editing application such
as Apple’s iMovie, the video capability of
CS6 is still valuable because it allows you
to apply color correction, filters and third-party plug-ins. This capability, combined
with a photographer’s familiarity with
Photoshop, makes it a valuable tool, especially if you are not particularly interested
in moving up to Premiere or Final Cut.
Simply apply whatever effects to your
clips and then hit the Export video as a
Quick Time file, which will be created and
saved with maximum quality and minimal
Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, host and
producer of The Candid Frame photography podcast,
which is celebrating its fifth year. He is also the author
of Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography
Using Available Light, and Canon 5D Mark III: From
Snapshots to Great Shots.