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Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 by Kate Binder

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10. Applying Filters and Special Effects

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to apply the dozens of image filters available in Photoshop Elements and the best ways to use layer styles and photo effects.

Digital photography has a lot of advantages over traditional film photography—no film processing costs, for one thing—but my favorite is the fact that once your pictures live inside a computer, you can do almost anything with them. If you want, you can make a series of photos look more consistent by applying the same filter to them. You can create an endless collection of abstract textures and backgrounds. And you don’t have to stick to showing the world the way it really is; you can go wild and portray things the way you’d like them to be. The ...

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