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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder, Carla Rose

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Brush Strokes

I'm not sure why the Brush Strokes filters aren't part of the Artistic set. Artists use brushes, don't they? However, Photoshop's creators isolated these eight filters as the Brush Strokes set. What do they do? Cool stuff! Figure 15.20 is the original picture of a fishing shack, to which we'll be applying the next several filters.

Figure 15.20. Fisherman's shed, unfiltered.

Accented Edges

Best if applied subtly, the Accented Edges filter enhances the contrast of edges. The dialog box lets you choose Edge Width, Edge Brightness, and Smoothness. The Brightness setting darkens edges if the amount is 25 or less; from 26–50, it progressively ...

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