The Photoshop CS2 Speed Clinic chapter 9
T U R BO BOOST
Open an image in Photoshop that you’d
like to apply multiple ﬁ lters to. Choose
Filter>Sketch>Halftone Pattern. This will
open the Filter Gallery dialog with your Half-
tone Pattern ﬁ lter applied to the image. On
the left is the preview of what your image
will look like after the ﬁ lter is applied. In
the center is a list of all the ﬁ lters that you
can apply in this dialog, listed by category.
On the top right are the settings for each
ﬁ lter and on the bottom right is where you’ll
see the effect layers for each ﬁ lter you add
here. When it comes to the actual ﬁ lters,
nothing has changed—they still have the
same settings as they always had. But how
you apply them is a lot easier now.
Click the small, right-facing triangle next
to any category to expand it and see
which ﬁ lters are available under it. Click
once on any other ﬁ lter to see what it
looks like. You’ll see the preview change
on the left to reﬂ ect what your image will
look like with that ﬁ lter, and you’ll see
the settings for that ﬁ lter appear on the
right side. Go back to Halftone Pattern
for this example, though.
When the Filter Gallery was introduced back in Photoshop CS, it
didn’t make that big of a splash. Many people didn’t even know
it was there. At ﬁ rst, it was just this huge dialog that took up a
lot of space. After I started using it, though, I realized how much
time it saved me because now I didn’t have to apply 10 different
ﬁ lters separately. Even better, I didn’t have to guess how those
10 ﬁ lters would look once applied. The Filter Gallery lets you
build your multiple ﬁ lter effects visually.
Press Command-F (PC: Control-F) to
quickly reapply the last ﬁ lter you ran
with the same exact settings.