Applying the Zig Zag filter

Next, you'll use the ZigZag filter to create the impression that you're viewing the reflection of a dandelion on the surface of a rippled pool of water.

1 In the Layers palette, select the Dandelion layer.

2 Choose Filter > Distort > ZigZag.

3 At the bottom of the ZigZag dialog box, make sure that Pond Ripples is selected in the Style pop-up menu. Then experiment with different settings for Amount and Ridges by dragging the sliders. (The example uses 10% for Amount and 11 for Ridges.) When you are satisfied with the result, click OK.

ZigZag _xj

ZigZag _xj

Style | Pond ripples

4 Choose Edit > Deselect, and save your work. Using filter shortcuts

Try any of these techniques to help save time when working with filters:

• To cancel a filter as it is being applied, press Esc or Command-(.) (period) (Mac OS).

• To undo a filter, press Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (Mac OS).

• To reapply the most recently used filter with its last values, press Ctrl+F (Windows) or Command+F (Mac OS).

• To display the dialog box for the last filter you applied, press Ctrl+Alt+F (Windows) or Command+Option+F (Mac OS).

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