Apply Mezzotint Filter to Video in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show you how you can apply a mezzotint filter to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.


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    In this video, Photoshop has already been opened
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    A video has been imported
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    We have the preview in the middle, the timeline at the bottom, and the layers on the right-hand side. Now, because we want to apply a filter to the entire video clip, we should ensure that the clip that we are working with has been converted into a smart object. It has already been done in the tutorial. We can see that the converted layer has the symbol in the bottom right-hand corner different from the film-reel symbol displayed on the other layer. Also in the timeline, the converted clip is purple. These show us that the layer is a smart object. The conversion basically flattens the video to one big frame rather than a lot of individual ones.
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    We find "Filter" and click it
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    We come down to "Pixelate" by moving the cursor over it
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    Then, we click "Mezzotint..." to bring a pop-up window where we have a preview of our image
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    We can zoom the preview out
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    We can zoom in
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    We can select the percentage
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    In the video, "25%" is selected to see the entire image.
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    We can drag the preview around by clicking and dragging it
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    Then, we can also select if we would like "Fine Dots", "Medium Dots", "Grainy Dots", lines, strokes, and so on
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    Let's select "Medium Lines"
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    It makes quite a dramatic difference.
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    Then, we can select strokes as well
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    Depending on our video, we can get a really nice effect with these.
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    Once we are satisfied with the changes, we click "OK"
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    This will apply the effect to the video.
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    On the right hand side, we can hide an effect by clicking the eye icon
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    We will see how the video looks without the effect.
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    We can click the eye icon again to bring the effect back
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Questions and Answers

Alternative to Andromeda Series 3 Screens PS plug in alternatives?

Andromeda Software is no longer supporting the development of their software, so I'm looking for alternative screening software. Something I can create mezzotints, and various other screens from B&W images for printing purposes. Any ideas?. . - Ron. Considering the subject matter, I think your video was excellent.

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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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