Apply Twirl Filter to Video in Photoshop CS6

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

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    As we can see, Photoshop has been opened.
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    A video has been imported into Photoshop.
    There is another VisiHow video on how to do that. The preview for the video is in the middle, the clip is in the timeline at the bottom, and the layers are at the right-hand side.
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    We need to ensure that the layer we want to work with has been converted into a smart object.
    There is another VisiHow video on how to do that. Smart objects have different pictures in layers. After converting a clip into a smart object, Photoshop basically flattens the clip almost as if it's one whole frame rather than many individual small frames. We are limited in terms of changing duration, speed, and other things. We can treat it like one image and add a filter.
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    We make sure that we've selected the clip with which we will be working.
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    We click "Filter".
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    We move the cursor to "Distort".
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    We click "Twirl...".
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    We can zoom out or in the preview box.
    In this example, 25% will show the entire layer.
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    We can also move around the preview by clicking and dragging it.
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    Alternatively, we can move the scroller.
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    We can select the "Angle" value by clicking and dragging the slider.
    There are contour lines in the bottom right-hand corner that show us how far the image is being twirled. 50 degrees is not so strong, but it adds a visible effect to our image. We drag the slider to the right to make the effect more dramatic. We can drag it the other way to turn the effect into another direction. The effect will flip back around. If we set "Angle" to 0, which we can do by typing a number as well, then the image is normal. The contour lines are just a cross instead.
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    Once we are satisfied with the changes, we click "OK" to apply the effect to our video clip.
    The effect will be applied.
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    Alternatively, we click "Cancel" to go back if we decide that we don't want to do anything.
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    We can hide the effect by clicking the eye icon at the right-hand side for "Smart Filters" or "Twirl".
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    We can go backwards as we normally would do in Photoshop if we decide that we want to get rid of the applied effect.
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