Is this the spot
If so, let us do this....Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 assumed on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit.
Highlight the clip on the Timeline.
Go to Clip Menu/Effects Mask/Apply
You should then see a bounding box on screen - position that bounding box so that the spot is inside it. Resize the bounding box using one of its
handles so that it is just large enough to house the spot...no excess.
Go to Edit Header/Effects/Presets/Blurs/Fast Blur In, select it and then click Apply.
In Edit Effects, adjust the blur. It can be tricky - often more than a tiny amount does not work.
Please give it a look and let us know the outcome.
The following blog post was done with Premiere Elements 11, not 9.0/9.0.1 on Windows 7 64 bit. Probably more than you want, but just in case....
Looking forward to your follow up.
Thanks for taking a look at my suggested spot remover.
I was working from a jpg from the Windows 7 Snipping Tool applied to your post screenshot. Please give another look at your settings, not necessarily matching the ones that worked for me with my Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 on Windows 7 64 bit. My blurs were playing games with me and took some fine tuning in the area to the far left in that control.
Is the source of your screen view a still or video clip?
I also looked at Gaussian Blur and Fast Blur under the Effects Header/Video Effects/Blur & Sharpen. But then finally settled on the Fast Blur In under
Edit Header/Presets/Blurs/Fast Blur In. The issue was trying to get the blur to kick in. And, what worked best for me in applying the effect to the Effects Mask was to use Apply rather than to drag the effect into the Effect Mask bounding box on screen.
We will be watching for further developments.
The source of the screengrab there is where I am working on the video clip itself.
Yes I seem to be having problems getting any kind of blur to show. I used "apply" with the fast blur but even tweaking it (typing in figures rather than using the mouse) nothing seems to change. Is there some basic step I'm not doing? I keep trying to go back and forth between the edit window and the edit effect window, clicking "apply" -- sometimes it seems to change but sometimes not!
Plan B and onward....
Highlight the clip
Clip Menu/Effects Mask/Apply to get the bounding box on screen
Resize the bounding box to minimum size and have the spot comfortably in the inside of the bounding box.
Then Edit Header/Presets/Blurs/ and this time let us try the Fast Blur Out
Click on Fast Blur Out to highlight it (thin white frame around) and then click Apply.
Then in Properties (Edit Effects), adjust numbers of the Blurriness setting (right above slider) using the mouse cursor with its tip as a finger with a double
edge arrow. Nudge the numbers slowly from left to right and left a little to get the best possible result.
Your gains should be in those very low settings. Probably 8 to 15.
Do not go near that knob between the - and + edges of the slider area.
Please let me know if those steps gave you more control. I am trying to think of an alternate spot remover. The one that I am describing would
be perfect if it did what is it supposed to do...it can with a better of trial and error and trial.
Thank you, yes I can see it is trying to work but just not quite cutting it!
I experimented some more last night -- I actually only have "fast blur" in my effects, I don't have "fast blur in" or "fast blur out". Not sure why?
As I said, I experimented anyway with my "fast blur" and managed to get this which is ever so slightly better but as you can see doesn't really completely make it disappear. I agree yes the numbers are very low, around 11-12.
In Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 and the Effects Header, you can set for Effects/Video Effects where you will find Blur & Sharpen/Fast Blur, Gaussian Blur, et al.
But, when you set for Effects/Presets, then you have more effects which include a Blurs category with the Fast Blur In and Fast Blur Out. Let me know if you find them.
I am starting my day later than I had planned. In a little while I will do some experimenting to the blurs and possible alternatives and see what I can come up with.