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Courses - Photoshop 205
Description: Intermediate Photoshop
Running Time: 51 minutes
Pre-Requisites: Photoshop 204 strongly recommended
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We use Photoshop 7 in this class, but the lessons are valid for just about every version of Photoshop, including Elements. The concepts are the same regardless of Photoshop version.
 

This is the second of two courses covering Photoshop's various Filters. The purpose of these two classes is to familiarize you with all of the different kinds of filtering effects available in Photoshop. In today's class you will learn:

  • Sketch Filters
  • Distort Filters
  • Pixelate Filters
  • Noise Filters
  • Render Filters
  • Stylize Filters
  • Texture Filters

We begin by learning about the Sketch Filters: Bas Relief, Chalk & Charcoal, Charcoal, Chrome, Conte Crayon, Graphic Pen, Halftone, Pattern, Notepaper, Plaster, Photocopy, Reticulation, Stamp, Torn Edges, and Water Paper.


Before - our Rose picture


Bas Relief Filter


Chalk & Charcoal Filter


Chrome Filter

 


Before - our flower bouquet


Notepaper Filter


Photocopy Filter


Stamp Filter

 


Before - picture of a softball


After the stamp filter (rubber stamp)


Torn Edges Filter

 


Water Paper Filter

 

Next we learn the Distort Filters: Diffuse Glow, Displace, Displacement Map, Glass, Ocean Ripple, Pinch, Spherize, ZigZag, Polar Coordinates, Ripple, Shear, Twirl, Wave.


Diffuse Glow Filter


Diffuse Glow make a bride...


...really stand out.

 


It's also really good for...


...any kind of product placement pictures.

 

You will learn how to use the build-in Photoshop displacement maps, and you'll also learn how to create your own. Notice the softball interspaced throughout this image...

 


Glass Filter


Settings for the Pinch Filter


Settings for the Spherize Filter



The Polar Coordinates Filter lets you take a flat image...


...and turn it into a rounded "globe" around one of the poles.
 


The "Wind" Shear Filter

 

Next we learn the Pixelate Filters: Mosaic, Color Halftone, Facet, Fragment, Crystallize, Mezzotint, and Pointilize.


Use the Mosaic Filter to create a "Tiled" look


The Color Halftone Filter


The Fragment Filter


The Crystallize Filter


The Mezzotint Filter


Settings for the Pointilize Filter

 

Next we learn the Noise Filters: Add Noice, Despeckle, Dust & Scratches, and Median.


Settings for the Add Noise Filter
 


The Dust & Scratches Filter can take a section from a badly scratched photo...


...and automatically remove scratches. Notice the grass.

 

Next we learn the Render Filters: 3D Transform, Clouds, Difference Clouds, Lens Flare, Lightning Effects.


Settings for the 3D Transform Filter...


We can take this fish...


...and make his head poke out at us more.
 


You can use the Clouds filter to instantly add clouds
to the background of any picture.
 


The Difference Clouds Filter gives a psychadelic effect
 


Use the Lens Flare filter to add a "flash" to the image


Settings for the Lighting Effects Filter
 


Before the Lighting Effect Filter
 


After... we added a soft yellow light coming from the upper-right corner


Here's a soft blue light from the left.
 

Next we study the Stylize Filters: Diffuse, Emboss, Extrude, Find Edges, Glowing Edges, Solarize, Trace Countour, Tiles, and Wind.


The Diffuse Filter


The Emboss Filter


The Extrude Filter


The Find Edges Filter


The Glowing Edges Filter


Desaturate and add the Solarize Filter for a cool reverse negative


The Tiles Filter


Settings for the Trace Contour Filter


The Wind Filter should have been called Paint Smear

 

Finally we'll study the Texture Filters: Craquelure, Grain, Mosaic Tiles, Patchwork, Stained Glass, and Texturizer.


The Craquelure Filter


The Grain Filter


The Mosaic Tiles Filter


The Patchwork Filter


The Stained Glass Filter


The Texturizer Filter can make your image look like it's painted
over different textures, such as a brick wall or canvas


In this class I show you a whole ton of different filters. The images above are only a small sample of everything we go over in class. Don't miss this tutorial if you want to learn how to add these kinds of effects to your Photoshop artwork.

 

 

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Student Interaction: Photoshop 205

Richard on 6/8/2008:  Photoshop 205 is the second of two courses covering Photoshop's various Filters. The purpose of these two classes is to familiarize you with all of the different kinds of filtering effects available in Photoshop. In today's class you will learn Sketch Filters, Distort Filters, Pixelate Filters, Noise Filters, Render Filters, Stylize Filters, and Texture Filters. Click here for the full outline.
Edward Stark on 8/15/2008: Rick,
How can you put wmv or avi files into photoshop. Photoshop doesn't seem to accept any files that are not psd.

Richard Rost on 9/8/2008: Edward, Photoshop is really designed for editing STILL images. It's not designed for video (WMV, AVI, etc.) What you need is Adobe PREMIERE to editing video.
 

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