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Adding a third filter to a combo

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I've gone ahead and saved my progress for what it's worth, as Horizontal lines man.psd found inside the 06_filter_masks folder. I'm going to go ahead and turn off Halftone Pattern here, because we've got in the sense what's going on with the sketch filters. And I'm going to turn on Filter Gallery once again. And let's say we want to throw on one more filter, try out a three filter combo here inside the Filter Gallery. Go ahead and double- click on that Filter Gallery. And notice you're going to get the error message. unless you said Don't show again to it, but otherwise you're going to get that error message.

Adding a third filter to a combo

I've gone ahead and saved my progress for what it's worth, as Horizontal lines man.psd found inside the 06_filter_masks folder. I'm going to go ahead and turn off Halftone Pattern here, because we've got in the sense what's going on with the sketch filters. And I'm going to turn on Filter Gallery once again. And let's say we want to throw on one more filter, try out a three filter combo here inside the Filter Gallery. Go ahead and double- click on that Filter Gallery. And notice you're going to get the error message. unless you said Don't show again to it, but otherwise you're going to get that error message.

It says you're not going to see the Halftone Pattern effect, which is turned off anyway. You're just going to see it from Filter Gallery down, and you know what? I'll say OK, but I'm immediately going to cancel out of this dialog box, because what is the point then of having Halftone Pattern on top? If I'm not going to have it turned on, I might as well move it underneath. In fact, we might as well move all the off effects underneath all the on effects, so they're not causing us those problems. Just put them down here or just throw them away. If you don't want them, you can right click and choose Delete Smart Filter.

But I'm going to keep them, because they're awfully interesting. But let's put them underneath, so I can double-click on Filter Gallery without Photoshop complaining to me, and then I'm going to move this guy over so I can see him. Let's try out a few different effects that we might apply. I'm going to click on the little page icon to add yet another filter, so we'll have a three filter combo, with this new one on top, just because I've played around in advance here. I'm going to start things off with an artistic filter called Palette Knife and this works really well. Check this out. I'm going to zoom out.

I love this effect. I might actually make a t-shirt with this effect, just because it's so wicked cool, and it's so ambiguous. It could be interpreted any which way, I just love it. Anyway, let's say though you know whatever you want to keep playing around. You could adjust to Settings too. I'm not going to into how all the settings works. I'll let you play around with them. They're pretty well labeled actually. All right, let's switch to a different one here. Let's try out, I think this is a Brush Stroke that I'm looking for, Crosshatch. Check this one out. Go ahead and zoom in on it this time, because this one looks really great zoomed.

So you can see that we have these diagonal crosshatch strokes going on, and watch what happens if I turn off Graphic Pen. That looks awesome. Now that's a patchwork for you, right there. Unlike that patchwork we saw before, which was actually mosaic tiles. But this is a very cool effect in my opinion. All right, let's go ahead and turn Graphic Pen back on and let's try out yet another one. Down here in the Sketch Filter area, we've got this guy Photocopy, and I went ahead and clicked on it to switch out Crosshatch with Photocopy.

What I like about Photocopy is it helps to thicken up these Graphic Pen strokes. So this is what the effect look like without Photocopy; this is what it looks like with Photocopy. Now Graphic Pen looks better on screen. I'll give you that, but if we were to print this image, we're going to start losing these single pixel strokes that are going on here and that's because they're only going to be a 300th of an inch thick or whatever. I'm not sure what the resolution of this image is set to. It might be 240 pixels per inch. But whenever it is, these are going to be just these tiny little hairlines that are probably going to drop out.

So Photocopy is going to help us thicken them up. They're going to be more likely to print. So they might not look good on screen, but they'll look better in print is my thinking anyway. We do get these weird little sort of fuzzy white things inside the shadow regions. So inside big areas of shadow, you get these Gaussian Blur drop-offs, so inside the nostrils for example. I guess that's the idea behind the whole Photocopy thing is that's the stuff that dropped out, whatever. I like it otherwise. So I'll click OK, and we can actually work with these little soft cotton balls.

I'm going to go ahead and zoom in and what I'm going to do is double-click on the slider icon right there for Filter Gallery, to bring out the Blending Options dialog box and I will change the blend mode from Normal to Multiply. And so that way everything that's white is going to drop out, everything that's black is going to darken the stuff behind it, and we'll have an integrated effect like this one right here. Click OK. So basically what I'm trying to do is encourage you to experiment at least with the idea in mind that you can't harm the image.

You can do anything you want without fear of messing up a darn thing, except your schedule. Of course, if you start playing around inside of Filter Gallery too long, you're going to look on your watch and notice that it's two hours later and you haven't got anything done. So just bear in mind, it can be a real time drain. But if you set things up, so that you get in an effect you like, before you get started adding Filter Gallery filters, and then you just keep going back and forth in there, trying out different blend modes, you can have a lot of fun and achieve successful effects even.

In the final exercise of this entire series, I'm going to go ahead and finish off the effect for real.

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Photoshop Smart Objects

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  1. 17m 13s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop Smart Objects
      59s
    2. Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      4m 18s
    3. Installing the CS4 color settings
      4m 15s
    4. Loading the CS4 color settings in Photoshop and Bridge CS4
      7m 41s
  2. 1h 12m
    1. Nondestructive transformations
      1m 14s
    2. The purpose of Smart Objects
      5m 17s
    3. The trials of destructive transformations
      5m 1s
    4. Creating a Smart Object
      6m 36s
    5. The rewards of nondestructive transformations
      4m 29s
    6. Preparing a composition for masking
      4m 59s
    7. Establishing a base alpha channel
      6m 25s
    8. Masking a Smart Object
      7m 3s
    9. Refining the layer mask
      6m 50s
    10. Multiplying the edges
      4m 17s
    11. Manually adjusting the problem edges
      6m 3s
    12. Free Transform feedback
      5m 14s
    13. The ultimate nondestructive crop
      9m 8s
  3. 1h 19m
    1. Photoshop and its support applications
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a Camera Raw (ACR) Smart Object
      5m 8s
    3. Converting a JPEG image to DNG
      4m 47s
    4. Replacing pixels with Camera Raw data
      5m 27s
    5. Matching image and ACR resolution
      4m 25s
    6. Adjusting ACR Smart Objects
      5m 33s
    7. Importing Illustrator artwork
      6m 13s
    8. Opening placed art in Illustrator
      5m 51s
    9. Examining dynamic effects
      7m 9s
    10. Modifying Illustrator artwork
      5m 20s
    11. Updating an Illustrator Smart Object
      4m 20s
    12. Styling placed artwork in Photoshop
      3m 33s
    13. Combining layer effects and adjustment layers
      5m 14s
    14. Copying a layer from a clipping group
      5m 0s
    15. Scaling vector data beyond 100 percent
      3m 9s
    16. Blending vector data with pixels
      2m 10s
    17. Saving PDF-compatible Illustrator art
      4m 23s
  4. 1h 26m
    1. Many Smart Objects reference a single source
      1m 9s
    2. Smart Objects and file size
      5m 11s
    3. Placing images as Smart Objects
      4m 44s
    4. Creating a basic lens flare
      5m 43s
    5. Turning a flare into a black hole
      6m 2s
    6. Establishing a first true clone
      4m 9s
    7. Finding the exact center of an image
      2m 37s
    8. Reflecting additional clones
      4m 55s
    9. The art of upsampling
      7m 45s
    10. Editing the root image
      5m 37s
    11. Updating all true clones
      3m 29s
    12. Roughing in a polygonal mask
      7m 13s
    13. Parametric Feather and Glow
      7m 12s
    14. Smart sharpening Smart Filter
      5m 36s
    15. Adding highlights and vibrance
      7m 10s
    16. Luminance blending
      8m 18s
  5. 49m 7s
    1. Placing one Smart Object inside another
      1m 9s
    2. Creating a super-massive Smart Object
      7m 9s
    3. Styling a super-massive Smart Object
      4m 29s
    4. Recoloring background regions
      4m 42s
    5. Cloning a super-massive Smart Object
      5m 56s
    6. Finishing off the first draft
      5m 4s
    7. The plasma ball effect
      4m 45s
    8. Applying the Smart Clouds filters
      4m 57s
    9. Converting clouds to lightning
      5m 4s
    10. Updating nested Smart Objects
      5m 52s
  6. 1h 14m
    1. Editable, nondestructive filters
      1m 24s
    2. Applying and modifying creative effects
      6m 54s
    3. Blending filtered effects
      6m 24s
    4. Tweaking filters with adjustment layers
      4m 14s
    5. Restoring halftone highlights
      4m 25s
    6. The price of Smart Filters
      5m 56s
    7. The power of true clones
      7m 13s
    8. Sharing between Smart Objects and comps
      8m 45s
    9. Just click on it
      1m 50s
    10. Applying a corrective filter
      5m 24s
    11. Smart Filters and disk space
      3m 46s
    12. Picking the right blend mode
      6m 36s
    13. Combining multiple Smart Filters
      6m 13s
    14. Editing and previewing filter settings
      5m 27s
  7. 1h 44m
    1. Still more Smart Filters
      1m 3s
    2. Introducing the non-filters
      4m 15s
    3. Reducing luminance contrast
      5m 19s
    4. Faking an HDR portrait effect
      7m 20s
    5. Adding a filter mask
      3m 22s
    6. Editing filter masks and density
      4m 26s
    7. Applying Variations as a Smart Filter
      7m 24s
    8. Establishing independent filter masks
      4m 51s
    9. Painting away unwanted halos
      6m 28s
    10. Creating a wood grain effect
      6m 2s
    11. The luminance-style filter mask
      6m 23s
    12. The downside of independent filters
      5m 11s
    13. Merging the effects of two filters
      4m 38s
    14. Adjusting and merging masked effects
      6m 26s
    15. Introducing the Filter Gallery filters
      4m 39s
    16. Applying a Filter Gallery filter
      5m 57s
    17. Merging two Filter Gallery effects
      7m 16s
    18. Adjusting the colors of Sketch filters
      5m 2s
    19. Adding a third filter to a combo
      4m 58s
    20. The versatility of Smart Filters
      3m 2s
  8. 1m 31s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 31s

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