Applying Filters to Video


Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 New Features


Lesson Info

Applying Filters to Video

Next, I would like to show you how tio easily apply filters to your video, so I'm gonna give you a little bit of a sneak peek in this file that I've already created an open for you. I simply opened up the single video clip of our little are masked guy, so we're gonna be using him again. But as you can see in my time on panel, I really haven't done, uh much else going close that it. Okay, so what I've done here is I've imported the video and I have turned it into a smart object. I turned it into a smart option because that's the way that you can apply filter to the entire video clip. If you don't turn your video layer into a smart object before you run the filter, then the filter is going to apply to the first frame on lee, which is a bit of a drag. But turning into this more object in the filter effects the whole entire clip. So when I gave you a teaser before the four, we went to break. I told you that we could create an effect very similar to the movie a scanner darkly and that's wha...

t we're going to do now somebody gets going ahead and turn it on so you can see doesn't that amazing that's all they did in that movie you know maybe they did a little a few more things but basically this is the gist of it so this is the regular poster edges or posture edges filter that he can run on rail errol image layers applies to your entire video clips so that's pretty amazing so I want to show you a couple of other effects that might work out will basically most of the filters in the artistic category work out really well okay artistic stylized in texture those are the three categories that have the most useful or practical filters that you might consider using with video so let's take a peek at a couple of other ones that I've already created for you here's cut out so you get a whole different kind of uh creative color effects going on there if you will so going to tackle that one off and turn on fresco completely different effects going on there so I hope you get an idea that you can just create almost anything that you can dream up it's a whole different feel another one that might be on the in the more practical realm iss green ok you can add film grain that's a filter okay so you can make your your image or your video clip like greeny that one in conjunction with a black and white adjustment layer with a tint checkbox turned on can create a c p a grain starting to get some ideas on how you might use this in your own project if we add a layer style to this s so I've got my video layer active I'm gonna go add an inner shadow just like I would to a normal regular layer at an inner shadow now what I'm gonna do is increase the size you know look we've got a darkened edge vignette going on okay pump up the opacity maybe pump up the chose to make it a little bit wider click ok isn't that neat now we get a lot of smiles going on in this too you audience wow that's all with a layer style so anything you can do there all with way or styles and adjustment layers and filter so anything you can do to regular image later you can do it right here to your video layers and it works exactly the same way so that was azizi is adding a drop shadow adding that inner shadow that gives you that darkened edge of in yet ok so let's take a look at how to create some of this one more thing I want to show you just to give you an idea of the kinds of things you can do when I go and turn off our inner shadow position my play head at the very beginning turn off the green and I want to go back to one of these other filters to show you just one more cool filter turn off the adjustment layer this particular filter is in the stylized category and it's called find edges and I want to disable my layer ask here for another second okay, so this filter find edges is really interesting so we've got what looks like a pencil sketch effect well, this filter normally doesn't look this highly saturated in this full of contrast, but what I've done is I've opened up the filters blending options remember we were looking at that the other day maybe it was yesterday that when you run a filter on a smart object and that's our video clip we converted into a smart object we're going to that here in a second when you run a filter on a smart object stacks up underneath that layer and you get this little icon to the right of it that you can double click toe open blending options for that particular filter. So what I've done here is I've changed the opacity of the filter itself so that it's not as strong okay, so it was a one hundred percent and I've also changed the blend mode which determines how the color of the filter is interacting, blending with or canceling out the color on the actual video layer. All right, so in its normal state, that filter would have looked something like this, which might be what you're going for. But I changed this around a little bit to show you how far you can go to customizing the way the filters are applied to your video. So while you might not want that effect, run all these filters on your smart object and started double clicking that little icon to the right of them to open the blending options and start playing around with the blend mode because as I go through these modes, I'm changing the way that filter looks. See now, I've got just like a darkened outline around that, and if I change the opacity, it becomes, uh, decreased in strength so that it doesn't destroy your video to the point where you can't make out what it used to be. Okay, so there is no into the creative effects that you can apply through the use of filters in addition to changing the filters, blending options? Ok, so if I click ok on this one in script through a little bit, I haven't changed my video that much. But I have accentuated all the edges, which is a different effect, and when you say this as a photoshopped document, of course you will. You can continue to play with those settings until the cows come home, so I think I used, uh, perhaps pin light on that one? Not really. I can't remember what I used now, but just go through these again great opportunity to grab your favorite beverage on a friday, your side, the knight or a sir saturday or sunday afternoon in his play with all of these different effects, because you're going to get some interesting things depending upon the mood and the emotions that you want to provoke or the message that you want to communicate in your video. The last thing I want to show you before we run a filter and converse smart object ourself is the turn off that filter, and I'm going turn on my layer mask here that I already created for you to give you an idea of how you can animate different things and we're gonna go into animation here in just a few minutes, but what I'm done is I've added a layer mask and I have cleverly added the word mask to the layer mask, and this is what we get, so watch what happens, so I'm animated the mask itself. And because it's a layer mask on the video the video is showing through the mask so there's no into the creativity with the stuff, the more ease, the more ideas you have in the more creative that you will become, so that gives you just a little bit of an idea ok, somebody going close this document don't save and I'm gonna go ahead and open up the original video which lives right here and what we're going to do real quickly is we're going to convert it into a smart object and then we're going to run a couple of filters on it so that you can see how easy that is due at home and is exactly the same process as it is if it were a still image ok, so we've got our video layer active we can either control click to the right of it and choose converts smart object or weaken taught it to the filter menu and she's convert for smart filters or we can go to the layer mini too smart objects converge ismar an object doesn't matter which way do it your video layer is now smart object now when you want to filter the filter will apply to the entire clip instead of the first frame, so now let's go up to our filter menu and to create our scanner darkly look, we're going to go down to the artistic category and then we're going to cruise over and down tio uh poster posture edges the filter gallery previewed ighli box comes up this is a great place to play around because as you click on these different filters you get a preview of what is going to look like all right, so when you find them when you want, then you can customize its particular settings over here on the right hand side just like a regular just like any time you would run a filter, it works the same way click ok filters applied to the whole clip you've just created your scanner darkly technique and if you want tio, tweak it, then double click to open the filters blending options and if you don't want that heavy of a thick outline you could I reduced the opacity a little bit. You can change the blending options so on and so forth layer styles work exactly the same way adjustment layers work exactly the same way. So for example let's, turn off our posture edges if we want to create that film green in sepia dark edge of in yet look to make it look vintage, which was a neat really anything to do we can go up to the filter menu uh film grain is an option in the artistic category as well, so let's go ahead and choose that again, tweak that particular filter sliders to your liking to paying on how much green you want, click ok, now we're ready to add a r c p a tent? Well, the easiest way to do that, just like he would do it on an image later, we're going to use a black and white adjustment layer, and we're going to turn on the tenth check box at the very top of that adjustment layer we went into black and one adjustment layers in great detail in the c s five course, I'm not going to go over them a whole lot here, but we're going to click the half black, half white circle tio open the adjustment layer, poppet many were going to choose black and white properties panel opens if you want a black and white video here's your black and white video used these sliders just like you do on a regular image layer to adjust the contrast in that particular color. So here's the tip check box right here so we can turn that on straight from the fast refund shop assumes you want to add a c p a or a brown, or relate because that is the most popular color overlay to date, but you're not stuck with that change the color of the overlay, all you do is click the little tent color swatch to the right of that check box and the color picker open so you could change that color tend to anything you want if you wanted something in the blue room you could click the color range bar here to tell you photoshopped what range of colors you want and then you can use this box over here to tell photoshopped how light or how dark he want that color to be so if I want a little bit lighter blue I could simply click in another area here and click ok actually want to change that backto sepia because that goes with our vintage feel that we're about to create clothes the property panel so now that green and that color if it has been applied to our whole video not to complete the vintage look we're going to add an inner shadow that's how we're going to get our dark and edgy when yet so let's go ahead and click the effects button at the bottom of the layers panel and choose in her shadow and then here you can experiment with these different settings to produce the width of the shadow that you want we're gonna go ahead and pump up the size pump up the um capacity and I think I just added the inner shadow to the adjustment layer which is an nd me a whole heck of a lot of good so very important I did that on purpose make sure that you activate the layer that you want to add the layer style too first I was on the adjustment layer so if you add a layer style to an adjustment later you'll never see it e think is there ain't no pixels on adjustment layer so let's go ahead and click to activate the video layer now come down to the effects I can't at the bottom of your layers panel choose in her shadow scoot the honking big dialog box out of the way and then you might pump up the opacity you might increase the size to get that nice soft dark edge you might increase the choke a little bit so now we're really seeing that darkened edge come in and just play around with these settings until you get uh the video to looking like you wanted to look and then click ok and now we have a vintage looking video and we built it in the exact same way that you would build any creative color edge effect on the photo itself so that's really quite amazing let's turn off the adjustment layer let's turn off the film green we might leave the inner shadow for a second let's say this video I was a little too dark or it need to some color correction of some kind all you have to do is add a regular old adjustment layer do levels curse just like you would to an image layer okay sold its dark and it just a bit so you can see the difference actually will lighten it there we go so now that has been applied to the whole clip this is simple is that color correcting your video adding creative color effects to your video any of these adjustment layers will work just like you expect them to work on an image layer but once again because it bears repeating when you're running filters on your video you simply must turn that video layer into smart object before running the filter if you want the filter to apply to the entire clip else is going to apply to one frame on lee so any questions on adjustment layers your filters before we uh look at how to animate some objects I think we've got just enough time to get through that way evening with ones we have sue in florida uh once you make your video a smart object can still cut it into multiple segments. Also can you make a photo from one of the video frames? Can you make a photo from one of the video frames like can you export? Yeah, I get a still image capture still image from the video files I guess you could yeah, I guess you could, um several different ways you could go about doing that what was the first part of question? Can he started it yeah after it's a smart object let's just see cause I haven't actually tried splitting a smart object so let's position the play head somewhere and let's click the scissors answers yes so what fun shop did over here in the layers panel was it duplicated everything it duplicated the smart object duplicated all of the filters layer styles that we had applied to that so that's anything great question and let's say we still have we have a lot of questions where we know that the answer is going to be yes anything that you can normally do include a shop you can do it's hard to make your mind believe it isn't it but it really does anything that you can do to a regular layer you can do to a video later and it works exact same way and question from suri now do you have to use a smart filter that's what? I was just saying if you want the filter to apply to the entire clip rather than the first frame in the clip yes you have to turn that video layer into a smart object and then run the filter so yes you had do you smart filters and is there a reason from pg j one why wouldn't you make it a smart object at the start? You can there's certainly no reason not to you but the thing is you cannot choose file place and bring in video is a smart object. If I chief's final place and I navigate to video clips, going to come in as a plain old image, smart object, it's not going to come in his video, right? So you have to use layer video layers, new video layer from file and then converted into a smart object. I don't know why I filed place. Command doesn't work in the way that you would think it does. In fact, I swear it did at one point, then it stopped working.

Class Description

Lesa Snider returns to CreativeLive for an intensive Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 tutorial. Whether you've already upgraded or are still deciding, Lesa shows you practical yet non-destructive editing techniques you can use every day. This 3-day course is a perfect companion to Lesa's previous Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 tutorial on CreativeLive.

Lesa dives further in-depth into advanced filters such as Puppet Warp, Liquify, and Lighting Effects, which all take advantage of the new processing power of Adobe® Photoshop® CS6. Lesa also spends a full day covering Adobe® Photoshop® CS6's brand new video features.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6


Alvin Lim

Lesa's methodical way of coaching is done with ease and clarity. Together with John Greengo and Sue Bryce, she is one of my favourite mentors in CL. I purchased her CS5 and even before finishing it got the CS6 intensive class. Now Photoshop is no monster to fear but a powerful monster to create impact-fully beautiful photos. Good for both beginners and advance users!