Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Cutout filter: Part three, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
In this example I'm using the Cut Out filter in combination with several others. …Smart Sharpen, Shadows Highlight, Film Grain and also a couple of Adjustment …Layers to create a travel poster. Suggested by the kind of travel posters …that London transport were producing in great volumes in the 1920s and 30s to …promote travel to the outer reaches of London. …This is our starting point. This is not London, it's the Aisle of …White but a similar sort of scene. I am going to convert this background …layer to a smart object. And I am now going to apply an alpha …channel to that becasue the cut out filter is very unkind to skies.…
So the, the clouds are just not really going to work very well with cut out. …Let me just show you how it would look, if we apply cut out. …The values I want to use are maximum number of levels, minimum edge simplicity …maximum edge fidelity. And that gives us a pretty good starting …result on the foreground. But as you can see, the sky is not …going to fare well. So we want to simplify things. …
- 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
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
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