Lesson 3

OBJECTIVE:

In this lesson, you'll apply a solarize filter to the Sunflower field layer and a Wind filter to the Orange bar layer.  You'll also apply the Poster Edges filter to two layers using the Filter Gallery.

 

Lesson:  Apply a Stylize filter

  1. Click the Sunflower field layer on the Layers panel
  2. Click Filter on the Application bar, point to Stylize, then click Solarize - in addition to just looking interesting, the Solarize filter can be used to reduce shadows and make an image more equalized.  In this effect, dark areas appear lighter and light areas appear darker.

Summary:  You applied the Solarize filter to the Sunflower field layer.

 

Lesson:  Apply a filter to a selection

  1. Click the Orange bar layer on the Layers panel
  2. Click the Rectangular Marquee tool on the Tools panel
  3. Change the Feather setting to 0 px
  4. Draw a rectangle around an area that includes the right side of the bar (from approximately 140X / 140Y to 250X / 225Y) using the Marquee pointer
  5. Click Filter on the Application bar, point to Stylize, then click Wind
  6. Click the Blast option button in the Method section of the Wind dialog box
  7. Click the From the Right option button in the Direction section of the Wind dialog box
  8. Click OK
  9. Deselect the marquee

Summary:  You used the Rectangular Marquee tool to select a specific area on the Orange bar layer, then applied the Wind filter to the selection.

 

Lesson:  Use the Filter Gallery to apply a previously used filter

  1. Click the Sunflower Center layer on the Layers panel
  2. Click Filter on the Application bar, then click Filter Gallery - when the Filter Gallery opens, the filter that was last applied using the Filter Gallery is selected by default
  3. Click OK - the filter last applied using the Filter Gallery is applied to the active layer

Summary:  You applied the Poster Edges filter to a layer using the Filter Gallery

 

Lesson:  Repeat a filter selection

  1. Click the Sunflower LEFT layer on the Layers panel
  2. Click Filter on the Application bar, then click the first instance of Filter Gallery - the Sunflower LEFT and Sunflower CENTER layers have the same filter applied
  3. Save your work

Summary:  You used the last filter applied on the Filter Gallery to apply the Poster Edges filter to the Sunflower LEFT layer and the Sunflower CENTER layer.