Chapter Eight Using Filters

In traditional photography, a filter is a glass element that you put on the front of the lens to affect the final image. In Photoshop, a filter works in a similar way in that it creates a new way to display the image. In contrast to traditional photography, with Photoshop you can apply and blend multiple filters in unique ways to deliver unlimited filtering possibilities.

Photoshop filters are used for a wide array of functions, from practical production tasks like sharpening to creative special effects like adding motion blur. Regardless of the task at hand, you use the same basic workflow steps to add and apply any kind of filter.

It’s important to keep in mind that filters are multifaceted and can ...

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