This is a short clip from an episode of “The Grid” (hosted by RC and me) that has gotten a ton of buzz, mostly because so many Photoshop users had no idea that Photoshop could even do this (I think it’s the best-kept secret in Photoshop).

We start a five minute timer, and even with me messing up the first step and literally having to close and restart Photoshop and start over, we still comfortably got all seven steps completed in five minutes. You’ll be stunned at how easy this is, because we’re using a photography application that lets us create video, instead of making us photographers learn a video application from scratch. You’ll super-dig it.

Here’s wishing you a better than average Monday!



About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.


  1. So useful thanks. Video is one of those things you know you should get to grips with but are just too scared of doing seriously!

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  2. Can not import video files into stack as they are all greyed out as unrecognised file formats ?

  3. This was genuinely useful, thank you.

  4. Good stuff Scott. Concise and to the point.

  5. Wow. I knew PS could handle video but I didn’t know it was THAT easy. This is most likely perfectly fine for us P/T amateur video shooters.

  6. WOW! I’m going to re-edit “Gone With The Wind” (in my version, the South wins). Amazing lesson, Scott, thanks.

  7. Yes! I’ve been using this for company demo videos of equipment and for personal time lapse shoots of the night sky. Couldn’t be more happy with the simplicity. I really want to thank RC for his how-to on this subject over on KelbyOne that revealed some super helpful insights to clip timing and how to keep things interesting overall.

  8. Very basic but I’ll stick with Final Cut Pro :-)

  9. Thank you for sharing this information with all of us!

  10. The best 5 minute learning session on record. Useful and I’ve already turned it around and used it. Kudos to the Grid!

  11. mmm….i tried File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack….get “Error 48: File or folder does not exist” (see attached screen shot)…using a Late 2013 MBPro Retina (OSX 10.9.4) with Photoshop CS5…

  12. This is so timely. I just got back from vacation with 3 short videos from a wedding that I wanted to combine. iMovie just frustrates me. But I was easily able to follow this tutorial, plus with a little playing around I was able to create an outro and have it display over the ending fade. I still have some questions, but this will work so much better for me. Thank you so much!

  13. Sorry for the basic question, when was this introduced into Photoshop? I
    have CS5 Extended and can only access the Animation window so I’m
    assuming this is not possible for me to use for video.

  14. 7 steps on editing video in photoshop is great one question it limits upto 500 frames can we override and go higher for a longer production thanks

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