Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating effective solarizations, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
I'd like to thank my friend Tom Good on Staton Island for showing me this technique. …This technique of solarizing the image does not use the solarize filter. …The solarize filter, which is part of the stylize group offers no options whatsoever. …You get what you are given and you can achieve a much better solarization effect …by using adjustment layers A solarized image is one where part, usually about …half of the tonal range, is reversed or made negative.…
If we wanna compare the result of our custom solarization with applying the …Solarize filter, to the same image, we can turn on this layer group here where …you can see, I have applied that filter. And that's what it would look like. …Rather flat and uninteresting, I think, by comparison. …I'm gonna switch now to the starting state of the file. …It begins its life as a color image. You can apply Solarization to color images. …But I think the effect is more dramatic and overall more pleasing when applied to …a monochromatic image. So for that reason, first thing I'm going …
- 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
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
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