Add Spherical Filter to Video Clip in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to add a spherical filter over a video clip on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.

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Steps

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    In our demonstration, we already have Photoshop open, and we've imported a video
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    We have a preview in the middle, the timeline at the bottom and the layers on the right-hand side panel.
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    Because we want to apply a video clip filter, we should ensure that the clip we are working with is a smart object
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    We've shown how to do this in another video on this website. Once it is a smart object, this basically flattens the image as one whole frame. Although that means we can't change the speed or specific details of that clip, we can apply a filter to the entire frame, rather than just on a frame-by-frame basis, as it would be before.
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    We should click on the layer that we want to work with
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  4. 4
    Go to the top menu and click on "Filter"
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    Go down to "Distort"
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    Then choose "Spherize"
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    This brings up a preview box
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    We can zoom out using the minus sign.
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    We can zoom in using the plus sign
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    Alternatively, we can click on the arrow to choose a percentage
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    25 percent is preferred, in order to get an image of the entire clip.
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    Change the "Amount" by dragging the scroller left or right
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    We'll notice on the right-hand side that the contour lines are changing
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    When the "Amount" is further to the left, it goes inward
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    As we pull it to the right, it bloats out as a sphere
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    This is almost like a fish eye lens effect, so it can be really good for video clips.
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    We can select the "Mode", if we want it to be "Normal", "Horizontal" or "Vertical"
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    This will, of course, depend on our video.
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    Then we'll just click "OK" to apply to our canvas
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    Now, that entire video clip has the filter over the top.
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    If we'd like, we can hide it on the right-hand side by selecting eye and hiding the "Smart Filters"
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    We could also just select the eye next to the "Spherize" option
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    Alternatively, we could just step backwards to get ride of the filter if we decide we don't want it.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to add a spherical 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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