Adobe Photoshop is a program I’m trying to learn
From time to time I get asked why I like photography, social media, blogging, podcasting and YouTubing. My usual response is because I get a kick out of learning new things, learning how to use bits of hardware, learning new software and basically converting electrons into stuff.
Today I combined a little photography and something I learned in Adobe Photoshop. I knew you could do short video editing in Photoshop but making a video for Instagram has helped me understand better how to use Photoshop.
An embedded Instagram video from my main account.
Obviously, this isn’t something I can do on my iPhone, I need a desktop or laptop running the full version of Photoshop.
I’m continuously amazed at just how much can be done on a smartphone. If you noticed in the epic post I wrote about my recent holiday I took in Cairns, many of the photographs I posted were edited in Snapseed including the addition of some text.
The same video embedded in this blog post
You basically create a new document making sure you use a square template 1080 × 1080. Add a new layer and move in a photograph. In a new layer add a solid colour, e.g., black and reduce the opacity to between 20 and 30 per cent. In a new layer add some text and depending on how many text elements you want, add more text layers. In the Windows menu select timeline which brings up a timeline with all the layers separated. From there you can edit each layer and review with the scrubber. Then you export to video. Save as a mp4 file and Bob’s your uncle.
What I did today
I ate of course
Butter with some Raisin toast from Everbean Espresso Bar. I do like butter, perhaps a little too much. I also enjoy the coffee from Everbean Espresso Bar.
Jalapeño Spam and streaky bacon salad. I cut up a slice of Spam and cut it into cubes. I cooked the Spam with some streaky bacon in the oven and then put a salad together.
Naked beef burger with grilled pineapple. The beef mince pattie had a small amount of smoked cheddar cheese in the middle which melted as it cooked.
I walked around Lake Ginninderra
A little photography incorporating some bracketed shots which were merged in Adobe Lightroom.
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