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How do I distort a face?

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How do I distort a face?

Postby Matthew Max » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:15 pm

Does my PE 9 or Pro 5.5 give me the capability of distorting someone's face, so as to conceal their identity?
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Peru » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:20 pm

How do you want it distorted?
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Steve Grisetti » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:38 pm

Are you talking about blurring a face, like they do on COPS?
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Matthew Max » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:42 pm

I'm only asking about masking identity by changing or hiding the face. I do it manually in different ways. I would like to know if there's an effect or easy technique in these video editors.

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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Steve Grisetti » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:51 pm

So when you say "masking" you mean just covering it with a black box -- as opposed to blurring someone's face?

There are definitely ways to do it. We just need to know what effect you're trying to achieve.
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Matthew Max » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:06 am

I thought about this and used some of my own techniques, but my question is not how I am doing it or wanting to do it. I am wanting to know how other people hide a person's face. I would like a few more options. I deal with life-and-death situations.
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Chuck Engels » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:03 pm

I just use the blur when hiding any type of identity, person, license plate, name or other personal info on a document, etc.
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Matthew Max » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:12 pm

Exactly how do you do that, Chuck? And how would I do that with a photo? Can I do it in PE9 and in Pro?
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:27 pm

Overwhelmingly, this is done with the track matte key effect. Specifically, you want to do a "cops" effect. See this post from last year.
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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Matthew Max » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Gracias, Roberto. Last year I didn't see the application. But since I have followed your instructions so many times since then for other tasks, I know exactly what you're saying.

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Re: How do I distort a face?

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:51 am

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