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Chapter 14. Manipulating Images with Fil... > Controlling Filters Using Selection

Controlling Filters Using Selection

When you apply a filter to an image, Photoshop applies the filter equally to the entire image. Unfortunately, that might not be what you had in mind. For example, you might want to apply the Gaussian Blur filter to a portion of the image. In that case, Photoshop's selection tools come to the rescue. The primary purpose of selection is to define a work area, and when you select an area before applying a filter, the only area impacted by the filter will be the selected area.

Control Filters Using Selection

Open a document.

Select the Layers palette, and then select the layer you want to apply a filter.

Click one of the selection tools on the toolbox, and then create a selection in the document window.

Click the Filters menu, and then click Filter Gallery.

Click any of Photoshop filters.

Adjust the filter options until you see the image you want.

Click OK.

The filter is only applied to the selected areas of the image.


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