Add Gaussian Blur to Video Clip in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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  1. 1
    As we can see, a video has been imported already into Photoshop. There is another VisiHow video on how to do that.
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    The clip that will be used has been converted into a smart object. There is another VisiHow video on how to convert a video clip into a smart object. We can tell if a layer is a smart object by the floppy-disk symbol and by the color purple in the timeline. We need to ensure that the video is converted into a smart object if we want to add any kind of filter onto a video. The conversion flattens the clip. It is treated almost like a JPEG. We can't change the volume or speed of the particular clip. If we were to add an effect to the clip without converting it to a smart object, then the filter will be actually added onto a frame. Within a seven-second clip, we might have more than 100 frames. When the clip is a smart object, it is treated like one big frame.
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    We click "Filter".
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    We move to "Blur".
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    We click the "Gaussian Blur...". We will see our previews.
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    We can zoom in on the right-hand side.
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    We can zoom out on the left.
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    We can also drag the slider to make the effect less or more intense, depending on for what we are going.
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    Alternatively, we can type in the value in the "Radius" box instead.
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    When we are satisfied with the changes, we click "OK". The effect will be applied to the clip.
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    Alternatively, we click "Cancel" to go back.
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    When we preview the video, the entire clip, not just one frame, will be blurry with the Gaussian blur.
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    If we decide that we don't want the effect, we can hide it by clicking the eye icon. The icon is under "Smart Filters" on the right-hand side. We can hide "Gaussian Blur" or all smart filters altogether. We can, of course, delete them as well.
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