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Artistic Filters

Artistic filters apply a certain amount of abstraction to your image. How much depends on the kind of filter and, to an even greater degree, on how you set the filter's variables. Many of these filters ask you to set brush size, detail, and texture. Brush size affects the thickness of the line. Detail determines how large a "clump" of pixels must be, so that the filter will, in effect, notice it and apply its changes. Texture, not to be confused with the Texturizer filter, simply adds a random smudge here and there in your image.

Most of Photoshop's filters have a preview window in which you can see the effects of changing the settings before you actually apply the filter. To move the image inside the preview window, click it. The cursor turns into a hand, enabling you to slide the picture around to see the effect on specific parts of the image. If you change settings and the preview doesn't change right away, you see a thin line between the plus and minus symbols (beneath the magnification amount number). This line tells you that Photoshop is calculating the changes to apply. Click the plus or minus symbol to see a reduced or enlarged view within the preview window.


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