Add Zigzag Filter to Video in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how you can add a zigzag effect to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.

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    In this video, we already have Photoshop opened.
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    There is a video imported as well.
    We can see it by the preview with the timeline at the bottom. There are layers at the right-hand side.
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    We want to make sure that the layer that we will be working with has been converted to a smart object.
    There is another VisiHow video on how to do that. This, basically, flattens the clip and treats it as one big frame rather than a lot of little frames. When we apply a filter, it will be applied to the entire clip, and not just to a frame.
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    We make sure that we've selected the layer with which we want to work.
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    We click "Filter".
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    We move the cursor to "Distort".
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    We click "ZigZag...".
    This will bring up a new window.
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    We can move the preview of the image by clicking and dragging it.
    We can move it around.
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    We can click "-" in the bottom left-hand corner to zoom out.
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    We can click "+" to zoom in.
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    We can also click the drop-down menu and select the percentage.
    In this example, 25% shows the entire frame; so it is clicked.
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    We can change the "Amount" value first by clicking and dragging the slider.
    Photoshop will be adding the effect over the preview and to the contour lines in the bottom corner.
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    We can also type the number in the "Amount" box.
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    We can change the "Ridges" amount by clicking and dragging the slider.
    The image will have a nice water ripple effect.
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    We can drag the "Ridges" slider to the left.
    The effect will go in the opposite direction.
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    We can click the "Style" drop-down menu to change the style.
    The default style is "Pond Ripples", so the effect looks like ripples in the water.
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    We can select "Around Center".
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    We can select "Out From Center".
    This is a nice glass effect.
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    We are going to switch back to "Pond Ripples" in this video.
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    Then, we just click "OK" to apply the effect to the video clip.
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    We can hide the smart filters by clicking the eye icon at the right-hand side.
    The smart filter is specifically the zigzag filter in this tutorial.
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    We can step back to get rid of the effect.
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