Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying distort filters to shape layers, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
Here we're going to see how we can apply some distort filters to a custom shape …that has been converted to a smart object. …Now these techniques are by no means limited to working with custom shapes. …But I think custom shapes do present a good opportunity for me to look at some …of the distort filters that we might otherwise overlook. …So I'm going to start out with just a blank canvas and that blank canvas is …going to be 500 pixels by 500 pixels. And then I'm going to go to my Custom …Shape tool, come to my Custom Shape dropdown and the one I'm going to use is …this one. Now, if you don't see all of these, you …will need to, from this list, choose All and then Append.…
So I'm now going to add that custom shape to my canvas. …I want to draw outwards from its centerpoint. …So I'm going to hold down the Option or Alt key as I do so. …And if you do need to change the color, choose a color from your swatches, Option …or Alt and your Backspace, Delete key. Cmd + A to select all, then I'm going to …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
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