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Going Wild with Filters

You've seen what filters can do to improve your images and add some standard artistic styles. In addition to its many useful filters and effects, Elements also has a few that I haven't yet found a use for, and some others that are strange but interesting. Let's take a brief look at some of the stranger ones. I won't go into all of the remaining filters and possible settings, but surprise outcomes are part of the fun of filters so don't be afraid to play. (And, remember, you can always use the History panel to undo something if you don't like it.)

Liquify an Image

Liquify (Filter, Liquify) lets you distort things, not geometrically, but pixel by pixel, exactly as if you were dragging your finger through wet paint. And it has a few other tricks up its sleeves as well. Let's look at Figure 25.28.


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