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Adobe Premiere Pro Podcast #25: Creating a Sports Highlight Reel (part 2)

How to edit a video frame in Photoshop and import it into Premiere Pro CS3 to create ESPN-style visual effects By Jeff Schell

In part 2 of this podcast, host Jeff Schell shows you how to take a clip of a football game -- or any sports event -- and export a frame of video to Adobe Photoshop in order to create ESPN-style visual effects, such as having two players briefly grow and shrink on the screen to highlight them.  Jeff walks you through the options of the Export Frame dialog box to ensure proper export to Photoshop.

Then Jeff shows you how to isolate two players from the video frame using the Lasso tool in Photoshop, placing them on separate layers. As a shortcut to import multiple layers at once, Jeff imports the Photoshop document as a Sequence into Premiere Pro. To complete the effect, Jeff describes why you want to modify the clip's Anchor Point and Position coordinates in order to highlight the players with a grow-shrink method.

Jeff also provides shortcuts for copying scale keyframes from one clip to another. Finally, Jeff adds a simple Premiere Pro title containing two circle objects to help make the desired players stand out.


To download this week's DMN Podcast for later viewing right click (Command Click on Mac) this link and save to disk: podcast25_ipod.mp4

Jeff will provide a new Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 video podcast each week.

We invite you to send in your feedback, rants, raves, suggestions, and questions. Contact us here via email at DMNPodcasts AT DigitalMediaOnlineInc DOT com.



Jeff Schell:

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Jeff Schell is a video editor, comedy writer, author, Web designer, technical trainer, actor, and amateur physics geek. As an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), Jeff travels across the country teaching video production classes in Premiere Pro, Encore DVD, and After Effects via his website Jeff is the author of Premiere Pro 1.5 Hands-On-Training , and Premiere Pro 2 Hands-On-Training . In addition, Jeff is the tour guide behind the Premiere Pro 2 Essential Training online tutorials at . Jeff also has worked with Adobe in developing questions for their Premiere Pro and After Effects certification exams.

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