Apply Surface Blur to Video in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to apply a surface blur to a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.

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    We already have Photoshop open, and we have imported a video, as we can see on the "Timeline" at the bottom and as layers on the right-hand side.
    To find out how to import a video into Photoshop, search for another video tutorial on this website. Our video clip has also been converted to a smart object, which is necessary in order to apply a filter. We discuss how to do this on other videos as well.
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    Once that is done, we should click on the layer we want to work with on the bottom right side.
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    Then go up to the top menu and click on "Filter".
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    Go down to "Blur".
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    Then select "Surface Blur..." at the bottom.
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    This will bring up a pop-up window.
    "Surface Blur" will take the image and blur everything within the edges. It is very useful for getting rid of any noise or dusty looking images, while keeping a generally focused image overall.
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    The changes may not be as obvious, but we can change the "Radius" and "Threshold" to our preferences.
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    The preview image is in a square at the top, and we can move that around by clicking and dragging on the image.
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    We can zoom out by clicking on the "-" sign on the left-hand side below the image.
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    We can also use the "+" sign on the right to zoom in.
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    We can type in a number for the "Radius" if we'd like.
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    Alternatively, we can use the slider below that to change the "Radius".
    Move it to the right for more intense or to the left for less intense.
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    Do the same for the "Threshold", depending on the desired results.
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    Once we're happy with the settings, we can select "OK" at the top right to apply the changes to our video clip.
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    We can click "Cancel" to go back to where we were before.
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    Since we pressed "OK", we can now see the filters that have been applied to that layer on the right-hand side.
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    We can preview the clip by pressing the play button on the "Timeline".
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    We could also go over to the right-hand side and hide the layer of filters of we decide we don't want it, or we can step backwards to undo the changes.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to apply a surface blur filter to a video clip on 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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