Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video The stacking order of filters, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
I mentioned earlier that a possible pitfall of working with filters is that …your work might end up looking like everyone else's. …because everybody else has the same filters. …But you can very easily avoid this trap by combining your filters. …Applying filters on top of other filters. The stacking order of the filters can …have a profound effect on the result. Those listed at the bottom are applied first. …And then the filter above is applied to that result, and so on.…
So for example here, we start out by applying Under-painting. …Then to that result I have applied Diffuse Glow. …And to that combined result, I've applied Angled Strokes. …I've named this document Angled Strokes, because it's essentially about the Angled …Strokes filter. But I couldn't have achieved this effect …of the Angled Strokes without first applying the Under-painting and the …Diffused Glow. When you combine multiple filters and …vary their stacking order with Filter Blending modes, Opacity, Filter Masks and …Layer Masks, the creative possibilities multiply exponentially.…
- 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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