Apply Radial Blur to Video in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Amanda, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can apply a radial blur filter to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. I already have Photoshop CS6 open, and I've imported my video clip, which you can see in the timeline at the bottom, and as layers on the right-hand side. Find out how to do this in my tutorial on how to import video into Photoshop CS6. Because we want to apply a filter, we should ensure that our layers on the right are smart objects. I've demonstrated this in my tutorial on how to convert a layer into a smart object in Photoshop CS6.

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  1. 1
    Select the appropriate layer
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    We will click on the layer in the list on the right that we want to edit.
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  2. 2
    Click "Filter"
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    It can be found in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
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  3. 3
    Hover over "Blur"
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  4. 4
    Click "Radial Blur"
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    We have a little pop-up box now, where we can adjust our settings. Radial blur is really good to give the impression of, maybe, a camera zooming in or a very soft circular image.
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    Select the "Amount"
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    Either type in the field or drag the slider beneath. As we do this, it changes our preview of the contour lines in the bottom right of this pop-up window.
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  6. 6
    Select the "Blur Method"
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    Click the radio button next to either "Spin" or "Zoom". It either gives the impression of a camera spinning or of a camera zooming.
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    Select the "Quality"
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    We can select "Draft", "Good", or "Best". Good quality is the default. We will leave ours on "Good".
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  8. 8
    Click "OK" when ready
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    Alternatively, press "Cancel" to apply no changes to the canvas.
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  9. 9
    Look at the canvas
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    Our changes have been applied.
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  10. 10
    Press the play icon near the bottom left to play the video clip
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    It might take a little while to catch up, as it's quite a lot to handle. We can see our blur has been applied to the entire clip.
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    Hide the radial blur by clicking on the eye icon next to the sub-layer called "Smart Filters"
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    This would actually hide all applied smart filters. Click the eye icon next to the "Radial Blur" sub-layer to hide only that filter. The eye icon is a toggle, so we can click again to enable. Alternatively, step backwards or undo as normal to go back to how it was before.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and I've just shown you how you can apply a radial blur to a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7
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