Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Lighting Effects with a texture map, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
In this example, I will be using the Lighting Effects filter, in conjunction …with a Texture map, a Blending mode and the Fragment Filter. …Let's just take a look at the finished state. …And we can see that we have the lighting effects filter applied to the Smart Object. …And importantly, the Lighting Effects uses a Texture map. …And the texture map is alpha channeled to that I have created using the fragment …filter and the Calculations command. (SOUND).…
I'm beginning with this image that's a closeup of a sunflower. …I will convert the background layer to a Smart Object. …Then, come to my channels panel and evaluate my color channels, Cmd+3 red, …Cmd+4 green, and Cmd+5 blue. I decide that I want to use the Green channel. …Well, there's not much between it and the Red channel, but the Blue channel is too contrasty. …So I am gonna use the Green channel. And then, applying the Calculations …command, I'm gonna create a copy of the Green channel by merging it with itself …using a Blend mode of Overlay. Then this is a variation on a technique …
- 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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