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PTE 8 & 9 Tutorials - Most topics covered

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Thanks Barry for these very interesting videos.

Now we have a lot of time to spend if we want watch and understand all of them

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There is a lot of content there, so it’s probably best to pick a topic and start from there. All my videos are put together in a logical learning order. Meaning the first video in the topic like animation for example is basic, the last video probably a bit more advanced. The most important thing I try to do is to make them relevant and practical.

There are lots of Photoshop videos too. They must run into hundreds I guess

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Kay.

I’m glad the tutorials have helped and PTE is a great bit of software for what you’re planning. I would set the show size at HD size. 16:9 Aspect Ratio (1920px by 1080px) and I would use un-cropped and unsized images in the show as I prepare it.

Once completed I would publish the show as a 60p Mp4 Video and that will play anywhere. PC, Macs, Laptops, Digital Projection, TV’s and its perfect for YouTube and other social media.

Whether your laptop is up to the job is a different question, but if you do have to resize lots of images, consider a batch process to do the hard work for you. A batch process won’t crop images, but it will reduce the overall size to some degree to take the pressure off your laptop. I’m not a fan of laptops personally and if I could use a desktop for what you’re proposing, I would rather do that.

With regard to panning and zooming. If you can use full size in-cropped images, you’ll have all the scope you need. If you are resizing images, you generally don’t need more than 500px to allow for animation. Images for a 1920px show can be created at 2560px on the long side and will meet most, if not all your needs. This will allow gently panning and zooming, which is what you’ll need for a wildlife show.

I will have batch process videos on my website for Photoshop and Lightroom

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