Blur objects with Quick Pixelator

Use the Quick Pixelator effect to blur people or objects that include a similar color without having to keyframe the changes. For example, if you want to obscure the faces of people in a scene, Quick Pixelator can target their skin tone and pixelate only areas in the scene that are within the color range that you select. You can also apply a four-point mask for more control over multi-colored objects and to limit the affected region

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Video of Quick Pixelator in action

Steps to use Quick Pixelator

  1. Apply the Quick Pixelator effect to a scene in your video editor.
  2. In the Quick Pixelator settings, expand the Pixelate Color section and select a Color that is in the middle of the range of colors that you want to pixelate.

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  3. Adjust the Range value to include more or fewer colors that are around the color you selected in the previous step. A greater value increases the range of colors that will be targeted.
  4. Adjust the following settings as needed.
    • Shrink — Change the size of the chroma mask.
    • Block Size — Change the size of the square blocks that form the pixelation effect.
    • Blur — Change amount of blur in the effect. Greater values create a look that is more blurry than pixelated.
  5. To limit the area of the effect and omit other areas in the video that include similar colors, expand the 4-point Region Mask section and adjust the following settings to customize the position and shape of the mask.
    • Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, and Bottom Right — Controls the horizontal and vertical position of the mask's four points.
    • Curve — Adds a curved shape to the mask.
    • Feather — Softens the edge of the mask and blends the boundary between areas that are pixelated and not pixelated.
    • Invert — Reverses the areas that are affected and are not affected by the mask.

    Tip: To pixelate a region based solely on the 4-Point Region Mask settings, pick the dominant Color in your scene and set the Range to 100. This includes all areas of the picture in the effect.

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