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Amazing Photoshop CS3 Video Tricks - Using Lighting Effects On Video

Part 2 of our five-part excerpt from's Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D + Video By Chad Perkins

Photoshop CS3 Extended adds revolutionary support for 3D and video files.

In Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D and Video , Chad Perkins teaches users how to take advantage of Photoshop CS3 Extended's 3D capabilities.

In this course Chad demonstrates how to manipulate 3D objects, work with video layers, set keyframes, animate Photoshop layers, rotoscope video, and export video and animation directly from Photoshop.

In this segment Chad shows you how to use the Photoshop CS3 Lighting Effects on a video clip. You will see how to use lighting effects to change the look and feel, even the very ambiance of your footage.

Chad demonstrates how to perform basic color correction as well as how to add lighting effects using a various light types. He discusses the differences between Directional Lights, Omni Lights and Spotlights. You will see how Lighting Effects can be used to change or enhance the overall look of the footage, as well as using multiple lights to enhance or supplement specific areas of the footage.




Using Lighting Effects On Video

Using Lighting Effects On Video


Coming Next: Using Other Filters And Effects

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Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Certified Expert in Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. He was also one of the first in the world to become certified in Encore DVD. He is an Adobe Certified Video Specialist and Certified Print Specialist, and is CompTIA CTT+ certified. He's also done prepress work with The Wall Street Journal and produced art for Warner Bros., Paramount, and more.

Chad owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photorealistic renders from AutoCAD drawings. He's also developing an effects studio called Wedgekase Animation.

Chad puts out a video podcast with his brother, Todd, called All Things Adobe. Check out for details. The Perkins brothers also play together in the punk band Wedgekase. For questions about Chad's training titles, email him at


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