Apply Smart Blur Filter to Video in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Amanda, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can apply a smart blur filter over a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. As you can see, I've already got Photoshop CS6 open, and I've imported video. You can find out how to do that in our tutorial demonstrating how to import video in Photoshop CS6. Once you have imported video, your screen will look like mine, with your preview on the canvas, your clips at the bottom in the timeline, and then also on the right-hand side as layers. Because you want to apply a filter over the top, make sure that you've switched whichever clip it is that you're going to edit to a smart object. I've shown you how to do that in another video.
Click on the layer that we will be editing.
Click "Smart Blur...".
This lets us add precision to our edit. In the Smart Blur window, we have a preview.
Zoom in and out by clicking the "+" and "-" icons beneath the preview.
Alternatively, click the dropdown menu just beneath the preview to select a percentage to zoom to.
Move the preview around by clicking, holding, and dragging on it.
Adjust the "Radius".
The default setting is "3.0". Highlight the text and change it manually. We will type "5.0".
Alternatively, click, hold, and drag the slider beneath "Radius", or click anywhere on the line, and the slider will jump there.
Repeat these steps for the "Threshold".
This determines how far it stretches. Click and drag or, again, type.
Click on the dropdown menu next to "Quality".
Click an option in the menu to select the quality.
The "Low" setting will be fine, and we are going to leave ours at that. We could also choose "Medium" or "High".
Click on the dropdown menu next to "Mode".
Click an option in the menu.
We recommend leaving it at "Normal", but it's worth experimenting with these edges as well.
Press "OK" to apply it to the canvas.
Look at the canvas.
On ours, it has made a very subtle difference.
Hide the effect by clicking the eye next to "Smart Filters" on the right-hand side.
Click the spot where the eye was to reapply "Smart Filters".
We can also go backwards or undo as normal, which we have demonstrated how to do in another tutorial.
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