Graphics Programs Reference
Saving files for video
Photoshop can be a very useful tool for preparing images for use in video programs such
as Adobe Premiere, After Ef ects, or other video editing programs such as Final Cut Pro.
You might use Photoshop to create a still image to be used as a title or some other element
within a video. In general, most Adobe programs work extremely well with the native
PSD format and require no conversion.
When importing into a non-Adobe video application, you may need to consider the
support for the PSD i le format and for other properties, such as transparency. Each video
application has its own set of rules, and you should check with the software manufacturer
for details. For this lesson, you will open a pre-built i le and save it as a TIFF with an
alpha channel. Most video editing applications recognize alpha channels when dei ning
transparent areas on an image.
Open the i le ps1202.psd. The image that appears will be used as a transparent overlay
in a video.
An image with a largely transparent bottom half.
If the Layers panel is not visible, choose Window > Layers to open the Layers panel.