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

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Chapter 2: Applying Filters for Special Occasions

In This Chapter

check.png Using the Filter Gallery

check.png Applying artsy effects and brush strokes

check.png Adding distortion and noise — on purpose

check.png Breaking up an image

check.png Rendering different effects

check.png Sketching and texturizing images the easy way

check.png Putting other filters to work

Photoshop has dozens of filters that let you enhance your image in unusual ways. You can create Old Masters portraits from common snapshots, shatter your image into a thousand sparkling pieces, create clouds in a cloudless sky, create stained glass, or perform hundreds of other tricks.

The big challenge in using these filters is figuring out what each filter can do and how to apply it to the best effect. This chapter builds on Book VII, Chapter 1 by introducing you to more of those fabulous ...

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