Change Median in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to change the median in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. As we can see, we already have Photoshop open. Then we should either create a new document, or open an existing one, which we have already done.

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    We should make sure that we've clicked on the exact layer we want to be editing
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    We only have one layer, but if we had multiple layers open, they'll be listed at the bottom of the right side panel. Just be sure we're not going to be accidentally edit a background layer if that's not what we intend to do.
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    Then come up to "Filter" in the menu along the top of the screen
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    Then come down to "Noise"
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    This is in alphabetical order in this section.
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    Then, come down to "Median"
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    This brings up a pop-up menu where we can start to adjust these settings
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    What median does is it takes the pixels around an area, and eliminates any color that isn't fitting in with the adjacent pixels. This is really useful if we're trying to get rid of the image of motion within the picture.
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    We have our preview, which we can click and drag to move around
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    Alternatively, we can zoom out by pressing the "-" on the left side below the preview
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    We can also zoom in with the "+" on the right
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    Then we can just start to edit the "Radius" with the scroller
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    Obviously, the further to the right we go, then the more dramatic it will be. It just takes a second to catch up.
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    This is actually a little bit too dramatic, so we might want to pull the scroller back over by clicking, or we can just drag it as well
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    We can see it sort of blocks out the image, and it almost looks like a painting. This should be used wisely if we don't want anything too dramatic.
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    Alternatively, we can just click in the "Radius" box and type a number we want instead
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    Then when we're happy with what we've created, we can press "OK" to apply it to the canvas
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    We can also press "Cancel" to get rid of everything and return to the canvas as it was before
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to use the median in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7
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    If you have any questions, comments or queries, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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