Add or Reduce Video Noise in Photoshop CS6 Windows 7

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to add noise and reduce noise on a video clip in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. As we can see, we've already got Photoshop open, and we've imported our video clip. We have a preview on the screen.

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    The timeline is the purple bar at the bottom.
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    The layers are listed at the bottom of the panel at the right-hand side.
    We need to ensure that the clip we're working with has been converted to a smart object. We've shown how to do that in another video available on this website. It basically flattens the clip to one large frame rather than lots of individual ones, so we're limited to what we can do with it. However, we can apply a filter.
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    Once we've done that, select the clip again to make sure we're working with the right one.
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    Find "Filter" in the menu along the top of the screen.
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    Go down to "Noise", and first we can "Add Noise".
    As we can see, it has updated our canvas now this preview as well.
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    The "Add Noise" preview box appears.
    We can zoom out by clicking the "-" on the left side below the image preview.
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    Alternatively, we can zoom in by clicking the "+" on the right side below the image preview.
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    We can select the "Amount" we want the noise.
    The default setting is "40.09%", which is quite nice.
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    We can click and drag the "Amount" scroller to the right to make it more intense.
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    Alternatively, we can bring it back to the left to make it less intense.
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    We can just type the number in the "Amount" box as well.
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    We can change the "Distribution".
    The "Gaussian" setting is more sporadic.
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    If we click on the "Uniform" setting, we can see it looks a little bit tidier.
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    We can also select if it's going to be "Monochromatic", or black and white, or colorful, which again is quite a nice effect depending on the type of thing we're working with.
    Let's click the check box beside "Monochromatic" to turn it off.
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    We can see now that it's colorful.
    When we make the "Amount" stronger, we can see there are reds, greens and blues in there as well, whereas before it was just a black and white image.
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    Then press "OK" to apply the changes to our canvas.
    We can see now that it's quite a nice effect, and that will be there throughout the entire clip.
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    We have our filters on the right side.
    We can click and hide the eye if we want to see how it looks without them.
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    We can also reduce noise.
    Go to "Filter" and find "Noise".
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    Then go down to "Reduce Noise".
    This is actually a separate filter, so it will be a bit counterproductive to add noise and reduce, but we will do it just for the sake of this example.
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    A large "Reduce Noise" preview box appears.
    Again, we can zoom out and zoom in as normal below the image preview.
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    Then we can change our settings.
    We recommend jumping straight to the "Advanced" settings to get more specific details.
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    We have our overall, which is our "Strength".
    We can change and make it less or more strong, depending on how much noise we want to reduce.
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    We can "Preserve Details" if we want to, obviously, with the higher number.
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    Alternatively, if we're not so interested, then use the lower number.
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    We can "Reduce Color Noise".
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    We can also "Sharpen Details".
    The only one that made a dramatic difference is when we sharpened the details. If we haven't already added noise, like we did in this tutorial, we can see that it can smooth out the image quite dramatically.
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    Once we're happy with everything, click "OK" to apply it to the canvas.
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    Again, if we want to hide anything, we can click on the right side.
    Let's click to hide "Add Noise". Once we've hidden "Add Noise", it's quite a smooth image.
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    If we hide "Reduce Noise" by clicking on the eye as well, we're back to our original image.
    We can also delete these filters if we'd like by stepping backwards.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to add noise and reduce noise on a video clip in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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