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Chapter 13.  Using a Filter  > Previewing the Filters

Previewing the Filters

The default Photoshop installation installs dozens of filters. The Filter menu groups the filters on several submenus. Table 13-1 lists the submenus and gives a description of the types of filters found in each submenu group.

Table Table 13-1. Reviewing Filter Groups
Group Includes Filters That
Artistic Make the image look like it was created with watercolors or pastels, has a film grain, poster edges, and so on.
Blur Add blurs to simulate movement, such as in a single direction or rotation.
Brush Strokes Apply a brush stroke effect in one of various available shapes.
Distort Give the appearance of natural or artificial distortions caused by shape and light, such as a ripple, glass, or twirl effect.
Noise Apply noise (white speckling) to affect the image appearance, or fix spots and scratches.
Pixelate Apply one of several dotted effects to the image, such as simulating the Pointillism technique.
Render Let you change the fill, add a lighting effect, apply 3D, and more.
Sharpen Improve image sharpness.
Sketch Apply a drawing effect in one of various available techniques.
Stylize Make a number of changes, like glowing edges or embossing, that lend a modern effect.
Texture Convert the image’s appearance to make it consistent with the selected texture.
Video Change the color method used in a video still.
Other Create a custom filter or work with other custom filters.



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