Applying and fading the Accented Edges filter

The Accented Edges filter exaggerates the margins between areas with different colors. You can adjust the extent of the exaggeration by changing the edge brightness control, but in this procedure, you'll use a Fade command to mute the results.

1 In the Layers palette, select theLeaves layer. Make sure that you select the layer itself and not the adjustment layer.

2 Choose Filter > Brush Strokes > Accented Edges. Click OK to accept the default settings in the Accented Edges dialog box.

This image is somewhat too bright, so you'll tone it down slightly.

3 Choose Edit > Fade Accented Edges.

4 In the Fade dialog box, drag the Opacity slider to 60%; then click OK.

5 Save your work.

Note: The Fade command settings determine how the modified pixels in the selection appear in relation to the original pixels. The blending modes in the Fade dialog box are a subset of those available in the painting and editing tools Options palette.

Using filters

To use a filter, choose the appropriate submenu command from the Filter menu. These guidelines can help you in choosing filters:

• The last filter chosen appears at the top of the menu.

• Filters are applied to the active, visible layer.

• Filters cannot be applied to Bitmap-mode or indexed-color images.

• Some filters work only on RGB images.

• Some filters are processed entirely in RAM.

• Gaussian Blur, Add Noise, Median, Unsharp Mask, High Pass filters, and Dust & Scratches can be used with 16-bit-per-channel images, as well as 8-bit-per-channel images.

-From Adobe Photoshop 7.0 online Help

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