Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Ripple, Twirl, Wave, and ZigZag filters, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
There are four filters in Photoshop that produce a relatively similar result to …each other. And so, in many cases, when I'm …considering one, I'll actually evaluate all four of these filters. …Let's take a look at the effect. Generally speaking, the effect we're …going to produce works best with a somewhat abstract image. …An image where there's just a texture or a pattern, for example. …This photograph happens to be a scene of rolling farm fields that was captured …with a relatively slow shutter speed panning across. …So, the camera is moving during the exposure and so we have this blur effect.…
I'm going to start off by creating a copy of my Background Image layer. …So, I'll drag the thumbnail for that Background layer down to the Create New …Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. …But since I'm going to be evaluating four different filters, I'm actually going to …create four copies of this image. And when I mean copy, I don't mean a copy …such as the background copy, I mean a duplicate of the entire, in this case, …
- 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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