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Tutorial: How To Make A News Transition Piece

August 27, 2015

They flash by so fast that we hardly give them any thought, but transitions between news stories show up in every broadcast.  In this video I’ll show you how to make a very basic transition piece in Photoshop!  This also should give you an idea of how to create custom animated titles and “lower thirds” for your videos.

Adobe After Effects and other similar programs might be better suited for this, but this demonstrates the versatility and power of Photoshop.

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Posted by: Doug Keeling

  • Jun 4, 2016 — Hosting:

    So go ahead and make a new adjustment layer and call this Control. We re going to add to it a slider control, and just drag that out onto the control layer. Then twirl open the properties Alt, click on the Z rotation, and then open up the effects slider control slider, and we are going to write in some expressions so that one can influence the other.

  • Aug 23, 2017 — Johen:

    Thank you for this great tutorial! usually i do this with my Aftereffects, never thought of doing it in Photoshop. Thank you!

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