Smart Sharpen Video in Photoshop CS6 for Windows 7
Edited by Freya, priya, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to "Smart Sharpen" a video clip in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. As you can see, we've already imported video into Photoshop. It's showing up as "Layers" on the right-hand side, and then as clips in the timeline at the bottom.
On the layer, let's make sure we've selected and turned it into a smart object, which is what we need to do when we're applying a filter to video.
Basically, it just flattens the video, so it looks like just one frame rather than lots of little frames.
Select that layer again on the timeline.
Then, find "Filter" in the menu at the top of the screen.
Then, go to "Smart Sharpen" in the sub-menu, which will bring up a new box.
Now, we are in the "Smart Sharpen" box.
The really good thing about "Smart Sharpen" is that it not only allows us to sharpen, but we can also specify in the shadow and the highlight areas.
If we're only on the "Basic" settings, then we only get the standard "Sharpen" option.
In "Advanced", which we recommend, we have the "Shadow" and "Highlight" as well.
In the "Sharpen" tab, we can change the "Amount" first of all by clicking and dragging the scroller from left to right.
Alternatively, we can just change the number by typing in the box on the right-hand side.
We can do the same with "Radius".
We can experiment really, depending on what it is we're working with.
We can go to "Remove" to remove one of our blurs.
The standard is "Gaussian Blur", but there's also "Lens Blur" and "Motion Blur". Maybe if we're filming something from a car, and we want to remove "Motion Blur", then we should select "Motion Blur". That depends on our preferences as well.
Then we can go to the "Shadow" tab, and again, we toggle in the same way.
Of course, it depends what we're working with.
Let's look at more of a shadow area.
We can see that it can have quite a professional finish if we're careful with our editing at this point. We can also just select and type in the boxes as well.
Finally, let's go to our "Highlight" tab.
We can select our "Fade Amount", "Tonal Width" and "Radius". Again, it just depends on what preferences we like.
Overall, we can zoom out with the "-" located beneath the image preview.
Alternatively, we can zoom in with the "+".
We can also just drag and move the image around to check that it looks sort of uniform.
Then, we can just press "OK" in the upper right of the box to apply that to our canvas.
We can see that now it's appearing as it's own sub-layer in the "Layers" panel on the right-hand side, which we are welcome to hide by clicking on the eye if we would like to as well.
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Video: Smart Sharpen Video in Photoshop CS6 for Windows 7
Recent edits by: priya, Freya