Reduce Noise in a Video in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can despeckle a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. I've already imported video into Photoshop. The canvas has our preview, and there's a timeline at the bottom. The layers are listed on the right-hand side. Consult our tutorial on how to import video into Photoshop CS6 if needed.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Select the layer that will be despeckled.
    Click the appropriate layer from the list on the right-hand side.
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  2. 2
    Convert the layer to a smart object.
    This is something we need to do before we add a filter, because Photoshop CS6 will then be able to treat the layer as one flat frame instead of lots of individual ones. For more information, please see our tutorial on converting a layer to a smart object in Photoshop CS6.
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  3. 3
    Click "Filter".
    It can be found in the navigation bar that runs along the top of the program.
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  4. 4
    Hover over "Noise".
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  5. 5
    Click "Despeckle".
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  6. 6
    Look at the preview on the canvas.
    It has been added automatically. We aren't allowed to toggle anything. It made a very subtle difference to try and reduce the noise. It does this by taking colors in a certain area and eliminating any strange colors in those particular groups of pixels.
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  7. 7
    Navigate to the layers list.
    Note that there are now sub-layers on the working layer. We have "Smart Filters" and nested under that we have "Despeckle".
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  8. 8
    Click on the eye next to "Smart Filters".
    This hides all smart filters on this layer. The eye disappears and the canvas reverts to its original state.
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  9. 9
    Click again where the eye was to bring it back and re-apply smart filters.
    As we click, if we look at the canvas, we can see the subtle difference the filter makes. If we want to make the effect stronger, we can apply the filter again over the top.
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    This is a VisiHow video.
    I've just shown you how you can despeckle 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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