Lesson 4

OBJECTIVE

In this lesson, you'll apply the Twirl filter to the Water layer and the Noise filter to the Yellow bar layer.

 

Lesson:  Apply a Twirl filter

  1. Click the Water layer on the Layers panel
  2. Click Filter on the Application bar, point to Distort, then click Twirl
  3. Drag the Angle slider to 225 - the selection is rotated more sharply in the center of the selection than at the edges
  4. Click OK
  5. Click the Red bar layer on the Layers panel, drag it beneath the Water layer

Summary:  You applied a Twirl filter to the Water layer.  You moved the Red bar layer beneath the water to complete the effect.

 

Lesson:  Apply a Noise filter

  1. Click the Yellow bar layer on the Layers panel
  2. Click Filter on the Application bar, point to Noise, then click Add Noise
  3. Drag the Amount slider to 30 (or type the value in the text box)
    [Tip:  The Uniform setting distributes color values using random numbers between 0 and a specified value, while the Gaussian setting distributes color values along a bell-shaped curve for a speckled effect]
  4. Click OK - flecks of noise are visible in the layer
  5. Save your work

Summary:  You applied a Noise filter to the active layer.