11. Filters and Effects

In This Chapter

Using the Effects Panel 218

Applying Filters and Effects 220

Simulating Action with the Blur Filters 223

Distorting Images 227

Correcting Camera Distortion 230

Creating Lights and Shadows 231

For decades, photographers have used lens filters to improve and alter the look of their photographs when shooting—to change the intensity of color values, or lighten certain tones and darken others. For more creative effects, they would also rely on darkroom and printing techniques.

Thanks to the advancements of digital technology, though, you don’t have to fiddle with chemicals or additional camera equipment to enhance your photographs. The filters and effects included in Photoshop Elements go far beyond what’s ...

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