Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding filter blend modes, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
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The editability of Smart Filters is fantastic. …But there's even more. By double-clicking the badge to the right …of the filter name, you can edit its blending options and opacity. …This is a much underused feature, and it can profoundly change the effect of the filter. …So, for example, when I first applied the Chrome filter to this layer, it looked …like this. Which looks not very good. …But we change the blending mode to Overlay, possibly dial down the opacity, …and we have a whole different result. Now you've always been able to fade the …effect of a filter, and change its blending mode right after the filter has …been applied. And you can do that once a filter has …been applied from under the Edit menu right here.…
But the great thing about Smart Filters is that you can do this at any time. …You can return to that blending mode badge, double-click on it, and change the …blending mode and the opacity for as long as your filter remains as a Smart Filter. …This has really profound consequences, and it means that it's also possible to …
- 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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