Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Solarize filter, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
The solarization effect for photographic images has been around probably just …about as long as photography has existed. I'm not entirely convinced that it was …originally created intentionally, it may have very well been an accident. …But it does indeed produce an interesting effect nevertheless. …In Photoshop, we have a Solarization filter that makes it very easy to achieve …this type of effect. Let's take a look at how we can apply …that effect. I'll start off by creating a copy of the …Background Image layer by dragging the thumbnail. …For that Background layer down to the Create New Layer button at the bottom of …the Layers panel. I'll then go to the Filter menu and then …choose Stylize, and then Solarize. Notice that there's no ellipsis after the …Solarize item on the menu, and that's an indication that there are no options for …this filter. When you choose this filter from the …menu, it will simply apply to the image all by itself with no need for input from you.…
I'll go ahead and choose that filter and you can see I have the solarization …
- 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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