Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters
In This Chapter
Understanding how filters work
Introducing Smart Filters
Sharpening soft areas
Improving an image with blurring
Smoothing defects with Median and Facet filters
Applying filters repeatedly or selectively
Fading a filter’s effects
Filters have a long and glorious history, ranging from performing essential tasks (such as removing abrasive particles from the oil in your car’s crankcase) to even more important chores involving the pixels in your Photoshop images. In both cases, filters (also called plug-ins because they can be installed or removed from Photoshop independently) seize tiny, almost invisible bits of stuff and rearrange them in useful ways. The capabilities are something you’d never want to do without.
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