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Learn how to add a Video Placeholder in Adobe Photoshop CS3.
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Okay, so now that our Subfeature area is in place, we're going to work on the Video Player next. But before I do that, I want to go ahead and manage my layers a little bit. I am actually going to remove this Palette sets here so we have a little bit more room in the Layers Panel and I am going to select all of the images that we brought in as well as the text that we added and from our Layers Panel Menu, we are going to select New Group From Layers and we will call this Subfeatures. I am also going to take this layer that I've created and double click on the layer name to rename to features_bg and just drop that into the Subfeatures folder as well. Okay.
So now, I am actually going to work on the Video Player and for the sake of simplicity, I am just going to drop an image to roughly cover the area that my Video Player will be occupying on the homepage in my website. So in order to do that, I am going to go ahead and open up an image file. So we'll go to our File Menu and select Open and we're going to select this header photo, railgrind.jpg, click on Open and we'll press Ctrl+A to make a selection and Ctrl+C to copy this document and we'll go ahead into our Window Menu and switch over to our Layout document and I'll press Ctrl+V to paste that in and, of course, that is a little bit large. So we'll press Ctrl+T to bring up the Free Transform Tool and we can go up to the top right-hand side and until we get the Scale icon to appear and hold the Shift key down while we are dragging and drag the image to be a little bit smaller, that looks about right. So we'll press Enter to commit those changes, I'll press the V key to bring up my Move Tool and just roughly move the image to the area that I want it to occupy.
Okay. So let's scroll down just a little bit and I am going to create a very simple mask by pressing M for my Marquee Tool and we are going to go ahead and make a selection, so that looks about right and we're going to press the Layer Mask icon to make the layer mask, perfect! So even though this isn't our Video Player, this is roughly approximating the area that our Video Player is going to cover.
So we're done with these Subfeatures area and next we are going to move on to the Sidebar. Okay, so before we get started on the Sidebar, let me just go ahead and save this document. So we'll go to our File Menu and press Save, here we go. I am also going to minimize the Character and Paragraph Palette just because it's in the way right now and we'll scroll up to the top.