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Amazing Photoshop CS3 Video Tricks - Using Liquify To Distort Video Layers

Part 1 of our five-part excerpt from's Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D + Video training course 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 Photoshop CS3 Liquify to distort a video clip.

When using the Liquify function, you have available tools such as Bloat, Pucker, Mirror, Freeze, Thaw and of course Reconstruct. With these you can alter video frames and sequences in subtle - or not so subtle ways. And you can have a lot of fun doing it too!


Using Liquify To Distort Video Layers

Using Liquify To Distort Video Layers


Coming Next: Using Lighting Effects On Video

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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 [email protected].


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