Crystallize 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 crystallize a video clip in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.
To begin, we should already have a video clip imported into Photoshop. We have a preview in the middle. The timeline is at the bottom. The layers are at the right-hand side.
First, we should make sure that whichever clip we want to add a filter to has already been converted to a smart object. There is a VisiHow video on how to do that.
We select a layer. The selected layer in the video has a slightly different symbol in the "Layers" tab. It indicates that the layer is a smart object. It is purple in the timeline.
We click the timeline to make sure that we've selected the right smart object.
We move the cursor to "Pixelate".
We click "Crystallize...". Clicking it will bring up a new window with a preview.
We can zoom out with the "-" icon.
We can zoom in with the "+" icon.
We can click the percentage.
We can move the preview around by clicking and dragging it.
We can change the "Cell Size" value by clicking and dragging the slider. As we can see, the bigger the cell size is, the bigger the crystals are.
We can decrease the "Cell Size" value for a pentile effect.
We can also type the number for the "Cell Size" as well.
Once we are satisfied with the changes, we click "OK". This will apply the effect to the entire smart object, which is a video clip. Without the smart object, the effect would be applied to the frame. This flattens the image for us.
At the right-hand side, we can hide the smart filter by clicking the eye icon.
We can click the eye icon again to show the smart filter.
We can also delete the smart filter if we want.
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Video: Crystallize Video in Photoshop CS6
Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya