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Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters

In This Chapter

check.png Understanding how filters work

check.png Introducing Smart Filters

check.png Sharpening soft areas

check.png Improving an image with blurring

check.png Smoothing defects with Median and Facet filters

check.png Applying filters repeatedly or selectively

check.png 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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