Filters Creatively in Photoshop
in Photoshop should be used with care. They can be used to enhance
image quality, but some lend themselves to gimmicky effects.
These are found in the FILTER menu.
to Select All, then to Edit in the Menu, then down to TRANSFORM
Blur and Reduce Noise.
Blur brings up a dialog box; use this for more control, and
begin with low numbers
is no need to use Blur or Blur More.
taken from video, including Digital Cameras, may require "De-Interlacing"
- Using these
filters in combination with Levels or Curves can
produce cleaner images, especially if the size of the image
has been changed (interpolated up or down)
Mask brings up a dialog box; use this for more control.
is no need to use Sharpen or Sharpen More.
- Use these
filters in combination with SATURATION (under Hue, Saturation)
to produce clearer images
FILE, go Down to SAVE.
- Get in
the Habit of SAVING as you go along
Try Filters that Simplify (such as Cutout under Artistic)
Filters can produce trite results quickly - use them wisely!
of Artistic Filters
Use the "Texturizer" with your own textures.
- The Texturizer
Filter (Under Texture) puts the texture of one image onto any
other image in a repeating pattern.
is very boring with the canned textures.
can be exciting with your own textures.
the source image so that it fits under the destination image,
or make it a small repeating texture, by following
the instructions here.
the source Image (under IMAGE, go to ADJUST, then Desaturate).
This will give you a grayed image.
the contrast of the grayed image using Levels, Curves, or Brightness-Contrast.
(Under Image, Adjust)
SAVE the Gray Texture with a New Name.
To Create a Repeating Pattern or Texture
Follow instructions here