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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.


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