CREATING EFFECTS USING "ARTISTIC" FILTERS IN PHOTOSHOP - Page One of Two

Photoshop has some "filters" that can create beautiful special effects. You can make photos look very painterly, or create flat areas of color that work well in graphic design projects such as posters. Some photos lend themselves to "psychedelic" effects, while others work well as "charcoal sketches" - the possibilities are endless.

In Photoshop, click on the "Filters" drop down menu and choose any filter; a new work area appears with all the different filters available (click on the little triangles to see the choices in each category). You can apply more than one filter, and the effects will vary depending on the order of the layers. (you can move the layers up or down by dragging them). Different combinations of filters can wildly alter the image.

The names of the filters posted under the photos below are the same terminology used in Photoshop.

Watercolor

Cutout

Poster edges

Film grain, paint daubs & poster edges

Dry brush & watercolor

Conte crayon

Watercolor

Dry brush & spatter

Ink outlines

Dry brush & paint daubs

Dry brush, paint daubs & watercolor

Film grain, ink outlines & glowing edges

Watercolor, rough pastels & dry brush

 

Amaryllis original photo (natural light!)

Palm tree original photo

Poppies original photo

Flower original photo

Camellia original photo

Chinese magnolia original photo

Daffodils original photo

Cherry tree original photo

Original photo

Poppies original photo

Daffodils original photo

Nandina original photo

Daffodils original photo

 

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