Apply Radial Blur to Video in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can apply a radial blur filter to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. I already have Photoshop CS6 open, and I've imported my video clip, which you can see in the timeline at the bottom, and as layers on the right-hand side. Find out how to do this in my tutorial on how to import video into Photoshop CS6. Because we want to apply a filter, we should ensure that our layers on the right are smart objects. I've demonstrated this in my tutorial on how to convert a layer into a smart object in Photoshop CS6.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Select the appropriate layer.
    We will click on the layer in the list on the right that we want to edit.
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    Click "Filter".
    It can be found in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
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  3. 3
    Hover over "Blur".
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  4. 4
    Click "Radial Blur".
    We have a little pop-up box now, where we can adjust our settings. Radial blur is really good to give the impression of, maybe, a camera zooming in or a very soft circular image.
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  5. 5
    Select the "Amount".
    Either type in the field or drag the slider beneath. As we do this, it changes our preview of the contour lines in the bottom right of this pop-up window.
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    Select the "Blur Method".
    Click the radio button next to either "Spin" or "Zoom". It either gives the impression of a camera spinning or of a camera zooming.
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    Select the "Quality".
    We can select "Draft", "Good", or "Best". Good quality is the default. We will leave ours on "Good".
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  8. 8
    Click "OK" when ready.
    Alternatively, press "Cancel" to apply no changes to the canvas.
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  9. 9
    Look at the canvas.
    Our changes have been applied.
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  10. 10
    Press the play icon near the bottom left to play the video clip.
    It might take a little while to catch up, as it's quite a lot to handle. We can see our blur has been applied to the entire clip.
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    Hide the radial blur by clicking on the eye icon next to the sub-layer called "Smart Filters".
    This would actually hide all applied smart filters. Click the eye icon next to the "Radial Blur" sub-layer to hide only that filter. The eye icon is a toggle, so we can click again to enable. Alternatively, step backwards or undo as normal to go back to how it was before.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and I've just shown you how you can apply a radial blur to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in 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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