Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing with filters, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
Look under the Filter menu in Photoshop and you'll see a long list of enticingly, …sometimes misleadingly named effects. You can use these effects to breath new …life into your images. Many of these filters have been around …since the dawn of Photoshop time. Others, the New Blur Gallery for example, …are recent additions. With so many choices, deciding on when …and how to use a filter can be difficult. And because everyone has the same …filters, we need to take a few extra steps to make filters our own.…
With some planning, a few tricks, and some clever work arounds, filter can help …us create images that are eye popping, and a long way from the results you'd get …with just the Default options. And that's what this of course is about. …We're going to be creating good looking, practically useful, and non-distructive …techniques using filters. Sometimes the effect will require a …combination of filters. Sometimes the use of other Photoshop …features like blend modes and layer masks along side the filters.…
- 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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