Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating Art Nouveau type with the ZigZag filter, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
The ZigZag filter doesn't see much action these days. …It's on of those older filters with fewer options, but you can get some quite …interesting results with it. And somewhat randomly I came up with this …effect, and I like the kind of art nouveau feel that it has with the …swirling shapes around the letters. So, let's see how we can recreate this. …If we move over to the starting file. I wanted to use a very subdued color …pallet for this. I'm going to start out by loading the …Pastels & Neons Coated color palette, and I'm actually going to replace what's …already there. So, I'll just click OK.…
So I have two layers of type, zig and zag, both in Helvetica bold uppercase. …So starting with the zig, I'm going to apply a very light blue to that. …Option or Alt and the Backspace/Delete key to fill that type layer with that color. …And then I'm going to use a very light tangerine to apply to the other type layer. …I'll just come back, and so that we get some interaction between the two, I'm …
- 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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