Apply Box Blur 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 box blur filter over a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.


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    As we can see, we've already got some film imported into Photoshop in this tutorial. The timeline is at the bottom. The layers are on the side to show the different clips.
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    We have to remember to keep the clips as smart objects when we want to apply a filter. There are other VisiHow videos on how to covert clips to smart objects.
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    Then, we select the filter with which we want to work.
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    We click "Filter" at the top.
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    We find "Blur".
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    We click "Box Blur..." down in the list. The filters are in the alphabetical order. We will have a pop-up window with a preview. Photoshop gives us the canvas preview as well.
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    We zoom out of the preview with "-" on the left.
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    We zoom in with "+" on the right. The box blur is very useful when we are trying to create a special effect. It tends to take the colors of the surrounding pixels in each area and eliminate everything of a strange color. This might give more detail.
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    Underneath the preview, we have "Radius". We can type in a number if we want.
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    Alternatively, we just drag the slider. We can see that the effect can have quite strong blur, but maybe we prefer something a little more subtle.
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    Then, we just click "OK" to apply the effect to the smart object.
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    When we play the video, the blur will be visible throughout the smart object.
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    We can hide effects at the right-hand side by clicking the eye icon. We will see that the blur will be removed.
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    Alternatively, we can just step backwards.
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