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.


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Rob Smith

Hey Matthew…Don’t know if this is still active or not…seems like maybe not :) . Been a Fuji xt-2 photographer for a few years and have enjoyed LR CC and have become interested in video-editing in PS CC. My rendering times for a 2.5 min video (with adjustments from Camera Raw and from within PS CC are about 5 hrs. I have a Win 10, 32GB RAM and 1 MB of video graphics memory on an NVIDIA Quadro K2200 card. My initial files out of the camera are 23 MB before rendering about about 2MB after rendering. Could I be getting better rendering times and smaller files without adding any hardware? What would I expect for rendering times with a video clip of this size and by all means if there’s an article or video which helps me with this problem, by all means send me on!

Best wishes!


i have a video in which there is a logo that i need to change.how do i do that

Martin Nittala

Hi there,Do you have to buy the original Photoshop cs6 to edit video ?

Emir Sarisac

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

Paul West

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….