How to Map an Image With Trace Contour in Photoshop


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Mapping the image with Trace Contour

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 pl...

Mapping the image with Trace Contour
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Mapping the image with Trace Contour provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Creative Effects and Filters

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