The displacement map


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The displacement map

In this exercise, I am going to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of a Displacement Map, and then in subsequent exercises we will see some cool uses for them. Now, a Displacement Map is a file whose luminance levels move pixels inside of another image and as a result, you can achieve these custom distortion effects. Now, it is a once a very primitive function and a very powerful function. It's primitive because it was introduced in Photoshop 2.0 and has never been upgraded since. It's one of those orphaned functions that Adobe decided was good enough when they made it and they have never -- nobody has ever had the desire to revisit the feature, even though it needs some enhancements frankly.

It doesn't have a preview for example, as we will see. But it's also very powerful because nothing has taken its place. We have got all kinds of other very powerful distortion function such as, Liquify Filter and golly! You have got Warp Transformations. But neither of them...

The displacement map
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The displacement map provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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