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How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop

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Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop!

This is Part 3 of our Photoshop Video Series. If you haven’t seen the previous episodes, be sure to check them out!

Part 1: How to Edit Video in Photoshop

Part 2: How to Color Grade Video in Photoshop

And keep your eyes peeled for Part 4!

Let’s get in to today’s episode!

Section 1: Adding Transitions

Transitions are commonly used by video editors everywhere! They allow flexibility when moving from one clip to another, and can completely change the feel of a video. Harsh cuts between scenes can be great, but they are not always the right fit. Examples of Transitions include a cross Fade between two clips, and a fade to black.

Transitions can be found in Photoshop by clicking on the square icon to the right of the Timeline Control Panel. You can change the duration immediately, or wait for later. Simply drag the Transition you would like down onto the Timeline between two clips. From there, you can pull the Transition to be longer or shorter if you’d like.

Again, you don’t always need transitions! They are just creative Tools for you to utilize in whatever ways you choose.

Section 2: Adding Audio

You can turn the audio off or on by pressing the speaker icon on the control panel. However, this is only temporary and will affect the entire Timeline. If you’d like to mute the clips, right click on them and then tab over to the Audio Section (music note icon). Check ‘Mute Audio.’ This will need to be done for each clip. After that is finished, you will notice that the video will be silent even if you turn on the speaker icon. This is helpful because you won’t have to worry about the audio that was captured in camera anymore- especially if you will be adding music.

To add additional audio to your video, go to the Audio Track at the bottom of the Timeline and click on the music note icon. Select ‘Add Audio.’ From there, you can locate the files you would like to use. After previewing the file to be sure it is the correct one, press Open. You can shorten the audio if you need to by clicking and dragging; this is the same technique we used for editing the video.

To fade the audio in or out, right click on the track and adjust the Fade In/Fade Out sliders.

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