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Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos

From: Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

Video: Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos

So far you have seen what is possible with video layouts, but, come on, you are in Photoshop. One of the mightiest programs of the world. And all you can do within Photoshop, well, almost all you can do, you can apply to videos too. So, you can apply filters, and you can apply adjustments. And let's try that out. I go to this frame here and just for the moment, let's hide the upper layer here, the image. And now I want to apply some filter to this video and it's the first clip as you see, and it's very easy.

Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos

So far you have seen what is possible with video layouts, but, come on, you are in Photoshop. One of the mightiest programs of the world. And all you can do within Photoshop, well, almost all you can do, you can apply to videos too. So, you can apply filters, and you can apply adjustments. And let's try that out. I go to this frame here and just for the moment, let's hide the upper layer here, the image. And now I want to apply some filter to this video and it's the first clip as you see, and it's very easy.

I can go to Filter. Filter gallery or any other filter. And choose some interesting effect here. Let's try just something out. And I think. They are all look interesting, somehow. Let's choose, it's difficult to choose. (UNKNOWN) So, I click on OK and that's it. The filter has been applied to the video. So you think. But if you scroll through the timeline you see it was just the frame we had exactly our mark on. So, that's not what we wanted.

We wanted the whole video clip with this filter applied. So let's go back one step. And the trick here is you just have to click on the video and convert it, right, to Smart object. So right-click on it. Choose Convert to Smart Object and that's it. If we now apply a filter, and of course we choose a frame where we see anything. Let's take this one. Now I can apply the same filter by holding down the Alt or the Option key on the Mac.

And click OK. And if we know scroll through the time we see the filter has been applied to the whole video clip. That's nice but there's even more. You can of course apply all the adjustments as, an Adjustment layer. And here, the trick is very easy you just have to put the Adjustment layer on top, of all the Video layers. And then they automatically apply to the videos. And you might notice here's a new Adjustment layer, and it's called Color Looker.

And this is a term many video folks know, at least the people from the industry know that, that you have. These Abstract and Device link profiles and the 3D LUT files. And if you don't know these terms and don't have any of these profiles. Or you don't know how to get these profiles because you cannot create these in Photoshop now. You just can use the presets which are Chip with Photoshop here. And yeah, just try it out. I need a frame where I see something.

So, let's choose this one. And all you have to do now, try out the different Presets. Some are very nice. Some are very strong. Some are very subtle. And you just can choose any one of them. You see, this is a subtle one but it looks very nice. If I now scroll through the Timeline this device link is applied to the whole video.

And of course, for this Adjustment Layer, you can specify from which point to which time point it shall last. So, just move your cursor over the beginning and clip It until it's just at the position you want it to be. And if I now go through the video, you see. From this point the color look up Adjustment layer works. And of course, also here you can make transitions, in this case, a fade and a fade at the end. So that it's not just hide and unhide action but you have a smooth transition. And it looks like this.

Now it doesn't work. Here you see no effect. And here the effect takes place 100%. I just recommend try this color look-up Adjustment layer and try all these different. settings and presets you have in there. And have fun with it.

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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

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Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 24m 48s
    1. Interface update
      1m 41s
    2. Panel updates
      4m 0s
    3. File compatibility preferences
      1m 57s
    4. PDF presentation
      4m 2s
    5. Contact sheets
      4m 24s
    6. Tool recording in actions
      3m 34s
    7. Print dialog updates
      5m 10s
  3. 9m 10s
    1. Adobe Camera Raw updates
      5m 27s
    2. Auto Brightness/Contrast adjustments
      1m 36s
    3. The new Auto option for Curves and Levels
      2m 7s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Crop tool overhaul
      6m 41s
    2. The Perspective Crop tool
      3m 5s
    3. The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 31s
    4. Patch tool updates
      4m 45s
    5. The Content-Aware Move tool
      5m 45s
    6. The Detect Faces option
      2m 19s
  5. 18m 44s
    1. The Oil Paint filter
      2m 51s
    2. Airbrush tips
      2m 24s
    3. Erodible brush tips
      2m 28s
    4. The Field Blur filter
      3m 51s
    5. The Iris Blur filter
      3m 25s
    6. The Tilt-Shift filter
      3m 45s
  6. 7m 29s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      4m 50s
    2. Vector layers
      2m 39s
  7. 22m 16s
    1. The Timeline panel
      2m 35s
    2. Video groups and arranging clips
      1m 55s
    3. Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions
      4m 25s
    4. Creating a transformation with layers
      2m 45s
    5. Adding and animating pictures
      2m 48s
    6. Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos
      4m 24s
    7. Exporting video
      3m 24s
  8. 43m 16s
    1. Goodbye Repoussé: The new 3D workflow
      5m 12s
    2. Improved viewport navigation
      4m 55s
    3. Splitting, rotating, and aligning extrusions
      7m 43s
    4. 3D materials and rendering
      5m 45s
    5. Advanced 3D features
      8m 24s
    6. Live extrusions and shadows and reflections in the viewport
      5m 9s
    7. Painting on target textures
      6m 8s

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