Crystallize Video in Photoshop CS6

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    To begin, we should already have a video clip imported into Photoshop
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    We have a preview in the middle. The timeline is at the bottom. The layers are at the right-hand side.
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    First, we should make sure that whichever clip we want to add a filter to has already been converted to a smart object
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    There is a VisiHow video on how to do that.
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    We select a layer
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    The selected layer in the video has a slightly different symbol in the "Layers" tab. It indicates that the layer is a smart object. It is purple in the timeline.
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    We click the timeline to make sure that we've selected the right smart object
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    We click "Filter"
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    We move the cursor to "Pixelate"
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    We click "Crystallize..."
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    Clicking it will bring up a new window with a preview.
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    We can zoom out with the "-" icon
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    We can zoom in with the "+" icon
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    We can click the percentage
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    We can move the preview around by clicking and dragging it
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    We can change the "Cell Size" value by clicking and dragging the slider
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    As we can see, the bigger the cell size is, the bigger the crystals are.
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    We can decrease the "Cell Size" value for a pentile effect
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    We can also type the number for the "Cell Size" as well
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    Once we are satisfied with the changes, we click "OK"
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    This will apply the effect to the entire smart object, which is a video clip. Without the smart object, the effect would be applied to the frame. This flattens the image for us.
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    At the right-hand side, we can hide the smart filter by clicking the eye icon
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    We can click the eye icon again to show the smart filter
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    We can also delete the smart filter if we want
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