Chapter 17. Applying Funky Filters

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Distort Filters

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Pixelate Filters

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Stylize Filters

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Some of Photoshop’s filters, such as Reduce Noise and Smart Sharpen, are unequivocally utilitarian. Others, including Plastic Wrap and Stamp, are less so. With any luck, you’ll find the filters we cover in this hour to be the least useful of all—which should also make them some of the most fun to play with! We also look at three groups of filters:

  • Distort—These filters alter the geometry of an image, twisting, folding, and, yes, even spindling your picture.

  • Pixelate—Here you’ll find more than half a dozen different ways to break ...

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