Use Dust and Scratches Filter to Video in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show you how you can apply a "Dust & Scratches" filter over a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. The filter is useful for eliminating, as it says, any dust and scratches that might be in our image. This is really good if we just want to tidy up the picture that we have.

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    When we are applying the effect to a video clip, we need to ensure that not only have we imported the video; but that we converted the clip that we are working with into a smart object
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    In this tutorial, the video has been imported. The layers are on the right-hand side. Converting the clip into a smart object flattens the image to one big frame. We are limited with how we can edit it. Photoshop makes it work as one big frame instead of several frames, where we should apply the filter to each individual frame. There is another VisiHow video on how to convert a video clip into a smart object.
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    We click on the layer we are working with in the timeline
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    We find and click "Filter"
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    We move the cursor to "Noise"
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    We click "Dust & Scratches..."
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    A new window will be brought up. We'll have a preview on our canvas as well. The preview in "Dust & Scratches" is really good for zooming in.
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    We zoom in with "+"
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    We zoom out with "-" to get an idea
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    We can change the "Radius" value
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    The more we move the slider to the right to increase the number of pixels, the more intense the filter.
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    We can move the slider back the other way
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    This will weaken the filter.
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    We can also type the number manually as well
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    We can also do the same with "Threshold"
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    We can drag the slider to the left and to the right. We might have a really nice effect, depending on with what we are working.
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    If the image is nice, we click "OK"
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    This will apply the effect to the layer. The effect does not necessarily get rid of dust and scratches, but it can add a really nice effect, maybe like a dream-like or foggy-filter effect, as well.
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    If we want to hide the effect, we can click on the eye icon
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    The icon is on the right-hand side next to the specific layer. We can click the eye icon at the "Smart Filters" as well.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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