Using Smart Filters


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Using Smart Filters

Another way to add special effects to an image is to apply filters. When you do use filters, it almost always make sense to use them as Smart Filters, because Smart Filters are not destructive of the underlying photo layer and because they remain editable and can be reopened for tweaking at any time. There are many filters in Photoshop. Lot's of them are decorative only, but some can be used to simulate photo effects. In this movie, I'm going to apply a filter as a Smart Filter and that filter is the Gaussian Blur filter.

I am going to use it to simulate shallow depth of field in this photo. Shallow depth of field is often something that you accomplish in your camera by opening up the aperture to a wide F-stop, and that makes the image blurry in the background and to a lesser degree in the foreground, focusing attention on the subject. Since I didn't do that when I shot this photo I would like to do it now in Photoshop, using the Gaussian Blur filter as a Smart Filter. I am g...

Using Smart Filters
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Using Smart Filters provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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