Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping the image with Trace Contour, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
One of the filters in Photoshop seems to create contour maps, almost like terrain …maps for an image, which might not sound like an option you're interested in, …except maybe for a landscape photograph or perhaps an aerial photo. …But it actually can produce a rather interesting graphical effect for a …variety of different images. Let's take a look at a way we can work …with this interesting filter called Trace Contour. …I'll start off by creating a copy of my background image layer, by dragging the …background layer down to the Create New Layer button. …And then I will go to the Filter menu. And under Stylized, I'll choose Trace Contour.…
You can see right away that this is indeed a very interesting effect for the image. …We simply adjust the level and then the edge. …We have the lower setting versus an upper setting, and that will adjust the overall …appearance of the filter, but this is one of those that you really can't …anticipate, I feel. And so you have to play around with the …settings a little bit. When we adjust the level, it's like we're …
- 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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