ProShow Producer Plus Photoshop Equals Love!
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ProShow Producer Plus Photoshop Equals Love!

Combining Adobe Photoshop image editing with your ProShow Slide Shows is a great way to enhance your creativity!
4.8 (198 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,814 students enrolled
Created by Jennifer Clark
Last updated 9/2015
Price: Free
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a framed cutout in Photoshop, then animate it in ProShow Producer
  • Create a painted hand embellishment in Photoshop, then animate it in ProShow Producer
  • Separate a subject from the background in Photoshop, then animate it in ProShow Producer
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  • Students must own both ProShow Producer and Adobe Photoshop to complete this course. Any version of both programs will work.
  • You do not need to be an expert with either program!

In this course we'll be creating three unique effects that combine Adobe Photoshop and ProShow Producer. You don't need to be experienced with either program, but you do need to own both in order to follow along.

First, we'll be creating a framed cutout in Photoshop that you can add your own photos to in ProShow Producer. We'll animate the frame and photo and save it as a Slide Style that you can use again and again!

Next, we'll create a PNG embellishment out of a hand print and then add it to a slide in ProShow Producer. We'll use Keyframing to make the hands appear to "slap" onto the photo!

Finally, we'll use Photoshop's cloning tool to create a multi-layer image out of a single image in Photoshop. Then we'll animate both of those layers in ProShow Producer, creating a stunning depth of field effect.

After you've completed this course, you will be able to use these techniques, using your own photographs, to create your very own unique slide styles.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for ProShow Producer users who want to enhance their creativity by pairing the program with Photoshop
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Curriculum For This Course
Start Here
2 Lectures 00:25

You'll need to have ProShow Producer (any version) and Adobe Photoshop (any version) to complete this course. Don't forget to download the Course Files so you can follow along!


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Creating a Frame with Transparency
3 Lectures 15:18
The technique you'll learn here is modeled after several Choice Slides products, such as the Antique Frames and Tuscan frames.
  1. Use a Blank Frame (insert green or blue paper)
  2. Take two photos, one wide, one tall
  3. Make sure the frame is at least 60% of the image
Taking your photo

  1. Imported photos are seen as backgrounds - 0:15
  2. Double click to make it a layer - 0:38
  3. 3 Lasso Tools - 1:10
  4. Regular Lasso Tool - 1:37
  5. Polygonal Lasso Tool - 1:48
  6. Magnetic Lasso Tool - 2:20
  7. Cut out frame using Polygonal Lasso Tool - 3:12
  8. Save as a PNG - 4:38
Editing your Photo in Photoshop

  1. Start a show and insert a blank slide - 0:05
    1. Set Slide and Transition times - 0:15
  2. Open Slide Options Window and Add Frame Image - 0:22
  3. Animating the Window Frame - 0:49
  4. Add your Photo - 2:23
    1. Reorder layers and set scale, position, and rotation for First Keyframe - 2:45
    2. Copy to Next Keyframe - 3:47
    3. Set scale, position, and rotation for Second Keyframe - 3:57
  5. Compare scale and positioning in both Keyframes - 4:30
  6. Review motion by scrubbing timeline in Effects Tab - 4:50
  7. Determine if scaling, not position, might be the real issue - 5:10
    1. Adjust scaling one percentage point at a time - 5:40
  8. Replaceable Layer Check box - 6:25
  9. Rename Image Layer - 6:53
  10. Save as a Slide Style - 7:15
  11. Find saved Style in FX Window - 7:40
Animating in ProShow
Creating a PNG embelleshment
2 Lectures 09:39
  1. Turn background into Layer - 0:30
  2. Magic Wand/Delete - 0:45
  3. Erase other hands and edges - 1:30
  4. Keyboard shortcuts to increase/decrease eraser size - 1:45
  5. Add Black Layer underneath - 2:05
  6. Erase extra "noise" - 2:55
  7. Zoom in to see detail - 3:25
  8. Lift up on mouse button every once in a while - 3:40
  9. Crop Image - 4:25
  10. Remove Black Layer before saving - 5:10
  11. Save as PNG - 5:24
Isolating the Hand

  1. Add a photo to a slide - 0:12
  2. Add Hand PNG - 0:38
  3. Position and Scale image in the Layer Settings Tab - 0:45
  4. Making a Left Hand - 1:18
  5. "Slapping" hands onto photo - 1:50
  6. Zoom photo in - 2:38
  7. Changing the color of the hands - 3:05
Animating in ProShow
Creating a depth of field effect with a single photo
2 Lectures 14:54
  1. Specific requirements for the photo used in this effect - 0:15
  2. Convert to Layer and Duplicate - 1:10
  3. Work on Background (erasing subject) - Clone Tool - 1:50
    1. Cloning grass area - 2:35
    2. Cloning wooden post - 4:05
    3. Doesn't need to be perfect - 6:00
  4. Work on isolating Foreground - 6:25
    1. Use Magnetic Lasso - 6:50
    2. Select>Feather>Delete, to soften edges - 9:05
  5. Save as PNGs - 10:22
Creating your layers

Animate in ProShow
1 Lecture 01:56

Use that Bunny Frame!!

Bonus Lecture: How to Salvage the Bunny
About the Instructor
Jennifer Clark
4.8 Average rating
720 Reviews
4,366 Students
9 Courses
ProShow Guru and Graphic Designer

Jennifer started her career as a Video Editor and Graphic Designer back in the 1990s. With the launch of the ProShow Slide Show software in the early 2000s, she was able to combine her professional knowledge of Video and Graphic Design with this robust, but novice oriented program.

With over 20 years of experience in Video Graphic Design, Jennifer creates stunning Slide Styles and Templates that anyone can use to create beautiful shows using the ProShow Software. Her teaching style also earned high marks by Photodex, who has invited her to be a guest speaker at two of their ProShow Conventions as well as being a contributor to their ProShow Book, "Secrets of ProShow Experts".