Add Zigzag 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 add a zigzag effect to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.
In this video, we already have Photoshop opened.
There is a video imported as well. We can see it by the preview with the timeline at the bottom. There are layers at the right-hand side.
We want to make sure that the layer that we will be working with has been converted to a smart object. There is another VisiHow video on how to do that. This, basically, flattens the clip and treats it as one big frame rather than a lot of little frames. When we apply a filter, it will be applied to the entire clip, and not just to a frame.
We make sure that we've selected the layer with which we want to work.
We move the cursor to "Distort".
We click "ZigZag...". This will bring up a new window.
We can move the preview of the image by clicking and dragging it. We can move it around.
We can click "-" in the bottom left-hand corner to zoom out.
We can click "+" to zoom in.
We can also click the drop-down menu and select the percentage. In this example, 25% shows the entire frame; so it is clicked.
We can change the "Amount" value first by clicking and dragging the slider. Photoshop will be adding the effect over the preview and to the contour lines in the bottom corner.
We can also type the number in the "Amount" box.
We can change the "Ridges" amount by clicking and dragging the slider. The image will have a nice water ripple effect.
We can drag the "Ridges" slider to the left. The effect will go in the opposite direction.
We can click the "Style" drop-down menu to change the style. The default style is "Pond Ripples", so the effect looks like ripples in the water.
We can select "Around Center".
We can select "Out From Center". This is a nice glass effect.
We are going to switch back to "Pond Ripples" in this video.
Then, we just click "OK" to apply the effect to the video clip.
We can hide the smart filters by clicking the eye icon at the right-hand side. The smart filter is specifically the zigzag filter in this tutorial.
We can step back to get rid of the effect.
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