Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

Video Editing in Photoshop CS6

Four years after HD video recording was introduced to SLRs by the Nikon D90 and popularized by the Canon 5D Mark II, video has become a standard feature for all cameras, from smart phones to professional SLRs. To match this shift in priorities, Adobe has added a new, full-featured, timeline-based video editor to the newest iteration of their flagship image editing program, Photoshop CS6. Video editing is now available in the standard version of the program, not just the extended.

In this video, I cover the fundamentals of video editing in Photoshop CS6, starting with the basics of adding and arranging clips in the timeline, creating transitions, and adjusting the audio. I then move on to using adjustment layers, layer masks, and Photoshop’s collection of filters. Finally, I touch on the basics of adding non-video assets like still photos and text, and how to animate them.

Since there was a lot of ground to cover with this topic, I couldn’t get as in-depth with some of the features as I’d have liked. If you have any questions about what I did in the video, please let me know in the comment section below. Similarly, if there are features that I skipped that you’d like to hear more about, please let me know, and I may produce a second video.


  • Emir Sarisac says:

    Thank you for the ‘time line’ icon tips. I was wondering what’s wrong with my cs6 for two days.

  • Paul West says:

    Thanks Matt for the video! I am a teacher and I have been trying to use After Effects, PowerPoint and chromakey to do my lesson plans. Now I can use my CS6 to do all of it!

    Thank you again….

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