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The Fundamental Flaw in the Profession of Video Editing

Fundamental Flaw in the Profession of Video Editing

There’s a fundamental flaw in the profession of video editing.

When a carpenter goes to work they have their tools – a hammer, a saw, a drill, a screwdriver and a pickup truck filled with a hundred other tools. Each tool has it own job and does it’s own little thing when the carpenter is building something. Every once in awhile a new tool will come around that’ll make things easier for the carpenter. He or she can decide whether or not to learn how to use that tool and whether it should be added to their tool belt.

Editors face a similar situation except that the growth of new tools is out of control. Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Anything that’ll make our lives easier as editors is awesome. However there’s a point where we physically cannot keep up with the rate of new tools available to us. Then we get docked for not knowing this one random piece of software and might lose out on a job or gig over it.

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EVF Tutorial – Rotate Images and Layers in Photoshop

This tutorial is on how to rotate images and layers in Photoshop. I’ll show you how to rotate a canvas from the Image Menu and how to turn a layer using the Free Transform Tool.

Below are useful links related to the tutorial:

Reach out to me if you have any questions on this tutorial or anything else Photoshop, graphic design, video or post production-related. I’m here to help you emotionally, mentally and technically as a creative professional.

One-On-One Video Editing Coaching

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I want to make you a better video editor. That’s what I’ve been doing through my site, YouTube channel and other avenues for the past year. Pretty much this entire time I’ve been helping a faceless audience. I’ve been guessing at what you want to learn and hoping I’m using something relatable to be able to teach you. I know it’s working for a lot of you (I love the thank you emails I get!). However a lot of the time I still don’t know what you are struggling with. You, the one reading my words right now, I want to help you. That’s why I want to be your coach.

Recently I’ve had a huge problem. I have had several requests come in for complex custom tutorials that can’t be reused for everyone. I want to help these individuals out but I have such limited time after my 9-5, creating content for this site, walking Peyton, another new secret project I’m announcing soon (!!!) and trying to have something close to a social life. I have two options. I can:

  1. Spend several hours creating these custom tutorials, which results in lost time either with my family or creating content for this site or
  2. I can keep my family time and EVF content creation time but not be able to help these individuals in the way that they want/need help since email and screen shots aren’t enough sometimes.

Neither option works for me.

I cannot justify helping one individual person at the expense of not being able to create content for this site (and thus helping many). It isn’t fair to everyone else…that means you! My family time will always come first and with my limited free time I need some grounds for cutting out on one of them. That justification comes in the form of private, one-on-one premium coaching.

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EVF Tutorial – Foreground and Background Colors in Photoshop

This tutorial is on foreground and background colors in Adobe Photoshop. I’ll show you what these are, how to change them, how to fill your background and a bunch of keyboard shortcuts.

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EVF Tutorial – Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

This tutorial is on how to use the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop. I’ll remove a object from the sky in a picture I took of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan.

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EVF Tutorial – Adding Alpha Channel in Photoshop

This tutorial is on how add an Alpha Channel in Adobe Photoshop.

I’ll show you how to create an alpha channel from a selection, how to create an alpha channel from multiple selections, how to delete an alpha channel and more.

Make sure to leave your answer to the question of the week…

Question of the Week: What’s the first version of Photoshop you’ve ever used?

My answer to the question is in the comments on YouTube!