Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Crystallizing pixels, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
One of the filter effects in Photoshop that is very simple and yet quite …intriguing is the Crystallize filter. Let's take a look at how we can use this …filter which includes only one option for changing it's behavior to create a …variety of different effects in the photo. …I'll go ahead and start by creating a Background Copy layer in order to protect …my original Background Image layer, and so I'll drag the thumbnail. …For the Background layer down to the Create New Layer button, down at the …bottom of the Layers panel. That will create a background copy. …But I also want to convert this Background Copy layer into a Smart Object.…
So that the filter I apply will be applied as a Smart filter, and therefore …I can always go back and fine-tune the result. …So I'll choose Filter, followed by Convert for Smart Filters from the menu, …and then I'll click OK in the confirmation dialog. …And now, my Background Copy layer is a Smart Object. …And that means I can apply Smart filters, and let's take a look at that Crystallize …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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