Using Favorite Creative


► Create a Fake Duotone 308

► Add Motion to an Image 309

► Apply a Gaussian Blur to Bring an Object into Focus 310

► Use Bitmap Mode to Create Interesting Effects 312

► Create a Drop Shadow that Will Remain Transparent When Exported into

Other Page Layout Programs 314

► Apply Preset Styles for Quick Special Effects 317

► Remove Blemishes from Human Faces 319

► Make the Color of Human Faces More Vivid 320

► Quickly Remove Common Color Casts 321

► Remove Red-Eye from Photographs 322

► Create a Perspective Cast Shadow 323

Change the Color of Someone's Shirt, Shoes, Bag, or Any Other Object in a Photo 326

► Add Objects or People to Existing Images 327

► Adjust the Color of a Pasted Object to Match Its New Surroundings 330

► Straighten a Crookedly Scanned Image 332

► Remove the Dot Grain from a Scanned Image 334

► Add Color to Black and White Images 336

► Quickly Add Clouds to an Image

► Turn Clouds into Water

► Make Flat Objects Appear Spherical

► Transform Objects into Three Dimensions

► Add Lighting Effects

► Retouch an Old Photograph

► Add Frames to Photographs

If this book is a manual for accomplishment, this chapter is a coloring book and I am giving you license to color outside the lines. This is the chapter in the book where we'll delve into just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. There could be volumes written on the creative possibilities that Photoshop offers. Just as each artist is uniquely able to express themselves with different mediums and styles, so is the Photoshop designer equipped to accomplish the same "task."

The bulk of the tips in this chapter access Photoshop's Filter menu. However, given that there are so many filters available in that menu, it's impossible to provide tips for using each and every one in this single chapter. Instead, use these tips as a starting point for your creative journey, and don't be afraid to try new things. In fact, Photoshop gives you so many ways to "fix" your images or return them to previous states, there's no excuse for not trying just a few of these tips on your images.

Before you do so, I'd like to remind you to always save your original document as a Photoshop file (PSD) and utilize your layers. While this is indeed often the part of Photoshop that causes the ooohing and aaahing, chances are good you'll also create things that will also cause you to say "eeew" or "yeck." Unless that's the vibe you are going for, you'll want to make sure you can undo the monster you've created.

Many of the tips in this chapter use filters from Photoshops's Filter menu. Because of the way in which these filters work, most require you to rasterize any vector data contained on layers to which you want to apply a filter. Rasterized text is no longer editable, and rasterized shapes can no longer be transformed independently of their resolution. If you're worried about this, make a backup copy of the layer before applying the filter.

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