Use Unsharp Mask on Video in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to use the unsharp mask filter on a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.
The unsharp mask filter takes the edges of the image, such as the trees in this example, and it makes the contrast stronger on the edges, rather than on all of the detail inside. It does this by taking the pixels that don't look like they match the other pixels in color around those, and it eliminates anything that looks strange.
First we should import a video into Photoshop, which has already been done in our demonstration.
We have our layers on the right.
We have our video timeline at the bottom.
Be sure the current layer has been converted to a smart object. this basically flattens the video and treats it as one frame, rather than lots of little frames.
Then click to select it on the timeline at the bottom.
Go up to the top menu and click on "Filter".
Then select "Unsharp mask..."
As we can see in the preview window, it has made the trees look a bit more blurry, but it's taking the contrast and making it stronger.
On the preview we can zoom out using the minus sign below the image.
We can zoom in with the plus sign.
We can also change the "Amount" of contrast and make that stronger.
We can increase the "Radius" of the contrast and sharpen.
We can edit the "Threshold" in the same way as well.
Click "OK" when finished to apply that to the video. This will be applied to the entire video clip.
We can hide it by selecting the eye on the right-hand side panel, either for the "Smart Filters" or the "Unsharp Mask". We could also just step backwards to delete the change.
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