6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2015 10:58 AM by A.T. Romano

    Blurring image

    Jacques 84

      Hello,

      I'm using PEL 11 and I want to blurr the face of a person who is moving.

      How to blurr and how to move the blurred image with the moving person ?

      Thanks for your answer

      Jack

        • 1. Re: Blurring image
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          This kind of a challenging effect to create, but I show you how, step by step in my "Cool Tricks & Hot Tips for Premiere Elements" book, available on Amazon.

           

          Basically the process is done by duplicating your video so that it is Video 1 and Video 2, applying a blur to the video on Video 2 and then using an animated Track Matte to place the blurred area over the person's face and follow it around the video frame.

           

          A simpler solution might be to just create a small black square or oval using the tools in the Titles Adjustments workspace and then animating to so that it stays over the person's face.

          • 2. Re: Blurring image
            A.T. Romano Level 7

            Jack

             

            A relatively easy way to do the moving person/face blur in Premiere Elements 11 would be to apply Effects Mask (Clip Menu/Effects Mask), drag the Gaussian Blur effect into the Effects Mask on screen, and then keyframe the Mask in Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Panel/Mask Panel.

             

            Please check out the following About Effects Mask. It probably has more information that you need immediately.

            ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting: PE: About Effects Mask

             

            If you need how to keyframe mask, please let me know, and I will post an example in your thread.

             

            Thanks.

             

            ATR

            • 3. Re: Blurring image
              Jacques 84 Level 1

              Thank you ATR but how to keyframe mask ?

               

              Kind regards

               

              Jacques Parlebas

               

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              De : A.T. Romano 

              Envoyé : mercredi 17 juin 2015 17:22

              À : Jacques Parlebas

              Objet :  Blurring image

               

               

               

               

               

              Blurring image

               

               

              created by A.T. Romano <https://forums.adobe.com/people/A.T.+Romano>  in Premiere Elements - View the full discussion <https://forums.adobe.com/message/7654437#7654437>

              • 4. Re: Blurring image
                A.T. Romano Level 7

                Jacques Parlebas

                 

                Part 1. General Principles

                 

                Let us start with an example where we are going to keyframe the Position of a Robot graphic so that the Robot moves from left to right across the 5 seconds graphic clip.

                 

                1. Position the Robot to the place where you want it to be at the start on its movement. Let us assume we are going to make three spots (Position keyframes) along the path in the 5 second graphic clip.

                2. Select/Highlight the Robot graphic.. Go to Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel and expand the Motion Panel so that you can see its options which include the Position property.

                3. Now Click the Toggle Animation icon in the Motion Panel expanded area to enable the keyframing process. You have just set the Position keyframe #1.- the start where the Robot is at 00;00;00;00 time.

                4. Go to the Timeline and move the Timeline Indicator to the right to the place where you want Position keyframe #2. In my example, I moved the Timeline Indicator to 00;00;02:15.

                5. Go to the Edit area monitor, and click and drag the Robot to the right to where you want it to be at 00;00;02;15. After you do that, you have set the Position keyframe #2.

                6. Go to the Timeline and move the Timeline Indicator to the last frame of the clip.

                7. Go to the Edit area monitor, and click and drag the Robot to the right to where you want it to be at the last frame of the clip.

                8. Press the Render button above the Timeline for Timeline rendering to get the best possible preview of what you have achieved. The Robot moves left to right across the screen in a path with 5 seconds duration.

                9. I exported the Timeline to an AVCHD.mp4 file to work with it in the next part of the demo. The above was intended to show you just the basic Position keyframing that you are going to apply to Effects Mask/with Gaussian Blur effect.

                 

                Specifics for Effect Mask Keyframing Example

                 

                Now we are going to add Effects Mask/Blur effect detail to the above so that the moving Robot's face is blurred while it is moving left to right..

                 

                1. Move the Timeline Indicator to the beginning of the Robot AVCHD.mp4 clip, 00;00;00;00. Highlight/select the Robot clip. We are going to apply Effects Mask/Gaussian Blur and then Position keyframe the Effects Mask/Blur as we did the Robot itself.

                2. With the clip highlighted/selected, click on Clip Menu/Effects Mask/Apply and move the Effects Mask bounding box on screen to the face of the Robot. Go to fx Effects, select Blur Sharpen/Gaussian Blur, and drag it into the Effects Mask on screen. Go to Applied Effects/Applied Effects Palette/Gaussian Blur Panel expanded, and adjust the amount of blur. You now have the Robot's face blurred for the start 00;00;00;00;00.

                3. Go to Mask Panel in the Applied Effects Palette/ and click on the Toggle Animation icon to enable keyframing.

                4. Move the Timeline Indicator to the right to the 00;00;02;15 time.

                5. Go to the Edit area monitor, and click and drag the Effects Mask box to the right to cover the Robot's face at that location.

                6. Move the Timeline Indicator to the right to the last frame of the clip.

                7. Go to the Edit area monitor, and click and drag the Effects Mask box to the right to cover the Robot's face at that location.

                 

                Screenshot for Part 1. General Concepts in Position Keyframe.

                Keyframe-Workspace.jpg

                 

                Screenshot for Part 2. Keyframing Effects Mask. Position Keyframe 2 just made.

                EffectsMask2.JPG

                This is just an example. And, variations are possible in number of keyframes, timing of keyframes, adjustments of keyframes, etc.

                You could also consider Fast Blur or Mosaic for hiding the face. Once you have the basics understood, the possibilities are numerous.

                 

                Please review and consider. If any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.

                 

                Thanks.

                 

                ATR

                • 5. Re: Blurring image
                  Jacques 84 Level 1

                  Dear ATR,

                   

                  Thanks for your mail but I don’t find Motion Panel on my PEL 11.

                   

                  ?????????

                   

                  Kind rgds

                   

                  Jacques Parlebas

                   

                  06 60 67 13 70

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  De : A.T. Romano 

                  Envoyé : vendredi 19 juin 2015 03:31

                  À : Jacques Parlebas

                  Objet :  Blurring image

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Blurring image

                   

                   

                  created by A.T. Romano <https://forums.adobe.com/people/A.T.+Romano>  in Premiere Elements - View the full discussion <https://forums.adobe.com/message/7663609#7663609>

                  • 6. Re: Blurring image
                    A.T. Romano Level 7

                    Jacques Parlebas

                     

                    Please look again using the following as a guide. It is directly from Premiere Elements 11.

                    MotionPanel.jpg

                    The route is Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel expanded to see the Position property that is going to be at the core of the movements that you create in your blur face project.

                     

                    The view in this current screenshot show the basic Applied Effects Palette. If you want to see the Applied Effects Palette view with the extra section to show the keyframe, then click on the Show Hide Keyframe Controls icons. This is pointed to within the first screenshot in post 4.

                     

                    Please re-read all the instructions and then let me know where you need more information to continue. Could there be a language version problem in pointing to named features?

                     

                    Thank you for considering the suggestions.

                     

                    ATR