Apply Wind 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 wind effect to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. As you can see, I've already imported video into Photoshop. It is being shown as layers on the right-hand side and in a timeline at the bottom. To find out how to do that, refer to our tutorial on importing video into Photoshop CS6.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Select the appropriate layer
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    We will click the layer we want to work with in the list on the right-hand side. Convert the layer to a smart object. This flattens the video clip so Photoshop sees it as one big frame, rather than lots of individual ones. This is vital if we want to add a filter to video in Photoshop. Please refer to our tutorial on converting video layers to smart objects for more information.
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    Click anywhere on the timeline to select it
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  3. 3
    Click "Filter"
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    It can be found in the navigation bar at the top of the program.
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  4. 4
    Hover over "Stylize"
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  5. 5
    Click "Wind..."
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    Look at the preview
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    It is already quite obviously showing what the wind effect does. It makes it look as if the video were shot with strong winds.
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    Click the "+" and "-" buttons beneath the preview to zoom in and out on it
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    Our preference depends on how much detail we want to see.
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    Click the dropdown menu to the right of those buttons and select a percentage of zoom manually
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    This is an alternative way to zoom in or out.
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    Click the radio button next to one of the options under "Method"
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    It can be "Wind", "Blast", or "Stagger". All of them have quite dramatic effects. We are going to stick with "Wind".
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    Click the radio button next to one of the options under "Direction"
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    We will stick with "From the Right".
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  11. 11
    Click "OK" when happy with everything
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    Look at the layers list on the right-hand side
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    There are now sub-layers.
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  13. 13
    Click the eye next to the "Smart Filters" sub-layer to hide all smart filters on this layer
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    Click the spot where the eye was to show them once more
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    Click the eye next to the specific smart filter, "Wind", to hide only that filter
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    Click the spot where the eye was to enable it again
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    This is a VisiHow video
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    I've just shown you how you can apply a wind filter 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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Video: Apply Wind to Video in Photoshop CS6

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