Apply Shear Filter Over a Video Clip 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 shear filter over a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. As you can see, I've already got video imported into Photoshop. We have a preview in the middle, a timeline at the bottom, and the layers on the right-hand side. If you need to know how to import video, please refer to our tutorial on importing video in Photoshop CS6. Because we want to apply a filter to the video clip, you should ensure that the one you want to work with has been converted to a smart object. I've shown you how to do that in another video. You need it to be a smart object because that will flatten the video clip into one frame, rather than the individual frames that normally comprise it. Once you flatten the video clip, you can't change the sound or speed for that clip, but you can treat it as one big frame, and therefore, the filter will apply equally to the entire clip, not just frame by frame.
Select the appropriate layer.
Click "Filter". It can be found in the navigation bar that runs along the top of the program.
Examine the pop-up window. It has a grid box and a preview of how it will look. The shear filter allows you to contort the image in the shape of a curve, which we can manipulate here. The vertical line in the middle of the grid represents how the image is currently and normally.
Click on the grid to start to curve the image. Clicking to the left of the line curves it to that point, for example.
Click, hold, and drag on the point to adjust the curve.
Click to create a new point.
Click, hold, and drag on the new point to adjust the curve from the new point.
Look at the preview. This shape is now applied onto the preview.
Continue to experiment. Drag and make it more dramatic, or flatten the image out. It's worth playing around.
Click the radio button next to "Repeat Edge Pixels" if desired. It fills in the gaps after the curve. We will stick with "Wrap Around".
When ready, click "OK" to apply to the canvas. Now the whole video clip will have this filter over the top. It's really nice, depending on what we're aiming for. If we're trying to get some special effects going, then it has a really interesting effect, depending on what is in the video.
Hide the smart filter by clicking on the eye next to the sub-layer titled "Smart Filters" on the right-hand side.
Click again to show it again.
Click on the eye next to "Shear" to hide only the "Shear" filter. Click again to toggle it back on. We can also revert the canvas to how it was before by stepping back as we would normally in Photoshop CS6, as shown in our tutorial on the subject.
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Video: Apply Shear Filter Over a Video Clip in Photoshop CS6
Recent edits by: Amanda, Freya