Photoshop for Designers: Filters

with Nigel French
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Photoshop for Designers: Filters
Video duration: 0s 6h 33m Intermediate Updated May 04, 2015


Filters are a part of Adobe Photoshop often misused or overlooked by designers. Author Nigel French teaches a creative approach to filters, explaining how to combine them both with other filters and with the Photoshop masking and blending tools for maximum visual impact. Plus, learn how to use filter blending modes, filter masks, and how to stack filters to create unique filter combinations.

Topics include:
  • 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


- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome to Photoshop for Designers: Filters. In this course, we're gonna create good looking and practically useful image treatments with Photoshop filters using non-destructive techniques and a transparent workflow. Photoshop filters are sometimes derided as being cheap tricks, but we're gonna see how push beyond the standard results. When you combine filters and when you use filters alongside other Photoshop features, like blend modes, layer masks, and clipping groups, their creative potential increases exponentially.

When you think about how most of the filters are derived from traditional analogue techniques, you can apply them in similar ways to their traditional counterparts and you can apply them in unexpected ways, ways in which they were not necessarily intended for. So let's get started with Photoshop for Designers: Filters.

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