Apply Surface Blur 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 apply a surface blur to a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.

Steps

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    We already have Photoshop open, and we have imported a video, as we can see on the "Timeline" at the bottom and as layers on the right-hand side
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    To find out how to import a video into Photoshop, search for another video tutorial on this website. Our video clip has also been converted to a smart object, which is necessary in order to apply a filter. We discuss how to do this on other videos as well.
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    Once that is done, we should click on the layer we want to work with on the bottom right side
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    Then go up to the top menu and click on "Filter"
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    Go down to "Blur"
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    Then select "Surface Blur..." at the bottom
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    This will bring up a pop-up window
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    "Surface Blur" will take the image and blur everything within the edges. It is very useful for getting rid of any noise or dusty looking images, while keeping a generally focused image overall.
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    The changes may not be as obvious, but we can change the "Radius" and "Threshold" to our preferences
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    The preview image is in a square at the top, and we can move that around by clicking and dragging on the image
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    We can zoom out by clicking on the "-" sign on the left-hand side below the image
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    We can also use the "+" sign on the right to zoom in
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    We can type in a number for the "Radius" if we'd like
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    Alternatively, we can use the slider below that to change the "Radius"
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    Move it to the right for more intense or to the left for less intense.
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    Do the same for the "Threshold", depending on the desired results
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    Once we're happy with the settings, we can select "OK" at the top right to apply the changes to our video clip
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    We can click "Cancel" to go back to where we were before
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    Since we pressed "OK", we can now see the filters that have been applied to that layer on the right-hand side
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    We can preview the clip by pressing the play button on the "Timeline"
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    We could also go over to the right-hand side and hide the layer of filters of we decide we don't want it, or we can step backwards to undo the changes
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to apply a surface blur filter to a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7
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    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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