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Victoria Murphy
prepping video still for Web site
on Nov 30, 2010 at 10:15:27 pm

Starting with mini DV footage in Final Cut Pro, I made a still frame, deinterlaced it and exported it as a .PNG file.

I need to:
1) open in photoshop and adjust the levels (I know how to do that)
2) reduce the size to a specific pixel count ( I can do that)
3) add a thin, 1 point border around the still
4) save as a JPEG for placement on a Web site (I can do that)

So it is step # 3 that has me stumped. Can I do that in photoshop or do I need to do it in Illustrator? I tried to do it in Illustrator and got myself in all kinds of trouble.

Thanks.


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Eric Chard
Re: prepping video still for Web site
on Dec 1, 2010 at 2:18:50 am

A "point" is a slippery concept, and depends on the size of the output.

To make a one pixel line you can:

Select the entire images (ctrl+a)
Select EDIT/STROKE
enter "1" in pixel width
choose your color

I used "Center" and it worked fine, although "Inside" worked too. "Outside" did not work.

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Victoria Murphy
Re: prepping video still for Web site
on Dec 1, 2010 at 3:16:36 am

Thanks, Eric.



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Richard Harrington
Re: prepping video still for Web site
on Dec 1, 2010 at 12:32:55 pm

Make sure you converting non square to square pixels

DV will be 860x480 for ws or 640x480 for 4:3

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques


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Victoria Murphy
Re: prepping video still for Web site
on Dec 1, 2010 at 9:31:00 pm

Richard, How do I convert non-square pixels from DV Final Cut Pro to square pixels in photoshop?

BTW-
(1) once I understand this pixel-aspect-ratio thing I am going to shout about it from hilltops, so dogged am I by it (and it isn't that I haven't tried)

2) My footage is of me dancing (I'm a dancer) and people remark that I look heavy in the footage. Now I know why: I'm being stretched horizontally!



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