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Ripple Creates an undulating pattern on a selection, like ripples on the surface of a pond. For greater control, use the Wave filter. Options include the amount and size of ripples.

Shear Distorts an image along a curve. Specify the curve by dragging the line in the box to form a curve for the distortion. You can adjust any point along the curve. Click Default to return the curve to a straight line. In addition, you choose how to treat undistorted areas. (See "Defining undistorted areas" on page 323.)

Spherize Gives objects a 3D effect by wrapping a selection around a spherical shape, distorting the image and stretching it to fit the selected curve.

Twirl Rotates a selection more sharply in the center than at the edges. Specifying an angle produces a twirl pattern.

Wave Works in a similar way to the Ripple filter, but with greater control. Options include the number of wave generators, the wavelength (distance from one wave crest to the next), the height of the wave, and the wave type: Sine (rolling), Triangle, or Square. The Randomize option applies random values. You can also define undistorted areas. (See "Defining undistorted areas" on page 323.)

To replicate wave results on other selections, click Randomize, set the Number of Generators to 1, and set the minimum and maximum Wavelength and Amplitude parameters to the same value.

ZigZag Distorts a selection radially, depending on the radius of the pixels in your selection. The Ridges option sets the number of direction reversals of the zigzag from the center of the selection to its edge. You also choose how to displace the pixels: Pond Ripples displaces pixels to the upper left or lower right, Out From Center displaces pixels toward or away from the center of the selection, and Around Center rotates pixels around the center.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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