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When I apply the stained glass filter to a video in photoshop and render it out it generates a new pattern of cells each frame which leads to flickering.

What I want is an effect that has flat shaded cells but the pattern remains the same for the entire video. Is that possible with the build-in tools? If not, how can I edit the code for the stained glass filter to always use the same pattern?

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  • You'd need to manually make that once in a pattern you like and have it as an overlay but it won't be dynamic and change to each scene. This seems better suited to After Effects than Photoshop. Jan 8 '18 at 15:56
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I solved the problem:

Go into filter gallery and add a stained glass filter, after that add another one and hide the first. That will make the pattern stay the same throughout the whole video.

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  • The workaround part has vanished into thin air!
    – Shiro
    Jan 10 '18 at 11:43
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I suggest a workaround. There's a software category Photo Mosaic Software which probably includes something for you, too. I haven't one, I have only seen demonstrations and watched manuals.

Check at least AndreaMosaic http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic/

It has several versions: free and paid, for photos and videos, Win, Mac, Linux.

It allows custom tiling patterns and without a doubt gives a possiblity to use the same pattern repeatedly. The tiles can be smaller photos (=the basic meaning of term photo mosaic) Having flat color tiles is a special case of this.

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