Apply Difference Clouds Effects to a Video in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to apply a "Difference Clouds" effect to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. As we can see, we've already got Photoshop open, and we've imported video. The preview is in the middle, the timeline is at the bottom, and the "Layers" are on the right-hand side. We can refer to another video available on this website to find out how to import video into Photoshop.

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    Then make sure we've selected the layer we want to be working with, and convert it to a smart object
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    Again, we've shown how to do this in another video available on this website. This basically flattens the video clip into one big frame rather than lots of little frames, which makes it easy to apply a filter.
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    Make sure we've selected that layer on the timeline as well
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    Find "Filter" in the menu at the top of the screen
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    Come down to "Render"
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    Then go to "Difference Clouds"
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    We can see that similarly to "Clouds", it doesn't let us toggle anything, but the effect is quite different
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    The difference is that it almost inverts parts of the object. As we can see, we have this kind of inverted color of the trees, and then we've got the clouds in the sky, and so on. It only takes certain sections and inverts those, and then applies the "Cloud" filter to the rest of them. It can have a really nice effect.
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    This has been applied to the whole video clip now, and we can see on the right-hand side that we have the option to hide that particular effect
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    Alternatively, we can hide the smart filters all together
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to apply a "Difference Clouds" effect to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7
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    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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