Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening and line art, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
Here we're going to see how we can use Smart Sharpen in an extreme way to …convert this image into a piece of line art. …Something like this, so if we pass now to the beginning image. …First thing I'm going to do is convert my Background layer to a Smart Object. …I am then going to load a pre-saved alpha channel by coming to the Channels panel, …Cmd or Ctrl+clicking on Alpha One. And then applying that alpha channel as a …Layer Mask. I'd like some solid color behind this, so …I'm going to add a Solid Color layer, which in the case is going to be white.…
I'll now come back to the Image layer, what's currently layer 0, and I'm …going to apply Smart Sharpen to it. Now what's interesting here is that we …are applying the sharpening at its maximum amount, with values that would be …far too big to apply in a photographic context. …An amount of 500, and the Radius is going to depend upon the resolution of …the image. This is a relatively small image, we'll …it's not that small. So, I think I'm going to increase the …
- 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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