Add Spherical Filter to Video Clip in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to add a spherical filter over a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.


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    In our demonstration, we already have Photoshop open, and we've imported a video. We have a preview in the middle, the timeline at the bottom and the layers on the right-hand side panel.
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    Because we want to apply a video clip filter, we should ensure that the clip we are working with is a smart object. We've shown how to do this in another video on this website. Once it is a smart object, this basically flattens the image as one whole frame. Although that means we can't change the speed or specific details of that clip, we can apply a filter to the entire frame, rather than just on a frame-by-frame basis, as it would be before.
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    We should click on the layer that we want to work with.
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    Go to the top menu and click on "Filter"
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    Go down to "Distort".
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    Then choose "Spherize".
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    This brings up a preview box. We can zoom out using the minus sign.
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    We can zoom in using the plus sign.
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    Alternatively, we can click on the arrow to choose a percentage. 25 percent is preferred, in order to get an image of the entire clip.
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    Change the "Amount" by dragging the scroller left or right.
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    We'll notice on the right-hand side that the contour lines are changing.
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    When the "Amount" is further to the left, it goes inward.
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    As we pull it to the right, it bloats out as a sphere. This is almost like a fish eye lens effect, so it can be really good for video clips.
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    We can select the "Mode", if we want it to be "Normal", "Horizontal" or "Vertical". This will, of course, depend on our video.
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    Then we'll just click "OK" to apply to our canvas. Now, that entire video clip has the filter over the top.
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    If we'd like, we can hide it on the right-hand side by selecting eye and hiding the "Smart Filters".
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    We could also just select the eye next to the "Spherize" option. Alternatively, we could just step backwards to get ride of the filter if we decide we don't want it.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to add a spherical filter to a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on 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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