Photoshop CS3 Extended Video and 3D Bible will provide a unified resource for an emerging profession: the editors of video and animation content.
Increasingly, production houses for commercials and feature-length motion pictures are faced with the daunting challenge of creating special effects for film, staffed in part by Photoshop background illustrators and texture creators who don't truly grasp digital video. Photoshop CS3 Extended Video and 3D Bible creates an accessible entry point for image editors to participate in the next wave of digital content, with a focus on the use of Photoshop's tools and feature set in real world scenarios.
The book is also ideal for the fast-growing market of hobbyists and home users who want to ramp up quickly on the new features of Photoshop Extended and use the offered capabilities to enhance their own projects.
The book covers an introduction to 3D objects and how to manipulate and apply special effects to them; animating scenes using several different methods and culminates with an introduction to digital video: importing and working with video layers and the Animation Timeline palette. It then proceeds to integrating media such as Autodesk 3D Studio scenes and video footage, creating rotoscope sequences by painting over footage, compositing green-screen 3D animations, adding special effect layers to footage, and in general revealing to the user the creative possibilities of Photoshop CS3 Extended.