Add Wave Filter to Video 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 wave effect to a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.


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    In our example, we've already imported video with the preview on the main part of the screen, the "Timeline" at the bottom, and the "Layers" on the right-hand side. To find out how to import a video, search for a tutorial on how to do that on this website. The wave effect is very interesting, as it makes the image look like it is under water. It can also soften the image, depending on what we are working with. However, before we can add that effect, we should make sure that the layer we want to add that effect to has been converted to a smart object. That flattens the image, so the video clip is seen as one big frame, rather than being made up of several individual frames.
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    We should then select the layer we're working with by clicking on it on the right-hand side.
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    Next, click on "Filter" on the menu at the top of the screen.
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    Go down to "Distort".
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    Then move over and select "Wave..."
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    This brings up a new window, where we can change our preferences.
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    We can change the "Number of Generators". We can add more by moving the scroller further to the right and less by moving it further to the left.
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    We can also type in a number at the top.
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    We can change the "Wavelength" as well by clicking and dragging. on the minimum and the maximum scrollers.
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    We can also type in numbers for each of these.
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    We can change our "Amplitude" in the same way, by either clicking and dragging or typing in numbers. This can have a really nice effect, depending on what we're going for.
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    Finally, we can adjust the "Scale", again by clicking and dragging. The default "Scale" is 100%, so we'll just leave it there.
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    We can choose the "Type" on the right, whether we want it to be a "Sine", "Triangle" or "Square". Each of these can have quite a dramatic effect on the image.
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    We'll leave ours as "Sine".
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    Below the image, we can "Randomize" and select "Wrap Around", where it fills in the gap in which the wave is created.
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    Alternatively, we can select "Repeat Edge Pixels", which gives a bit nicer effect.
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    Once we're happy with everything, we can click on "OK" to apply the effect to the video.
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    Now, that video clip with have this kind of effect over the top.
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    We can hide the filter by clicking on the right-hand side where our layers are, or selecting just the specific filter. We can also step backwards to undo the changes as we would normally on Photoshop.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to apply a wave filter to a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. If you have any questions, comments or queries, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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