Apply a filter to a selection

1. Click the Orange bar layer on the Layers palette.

2. Click the Rectangular Marquee Tool L] on the toolbox.

3. Change the Feather setting to 0 px (if it is not already set to 0).

4. Draw a rectangle around an area that includes the right side of the bar (from approximately 140 X/140 Y to 250 X/225 Y) using the Marquee pointer -(-, as shown in Figure 13.

5. Click Filter on the menu bar, point to Stylize, then click Wind.

6. Verify that the Wind option button is selected in the Method section of the Wind dialog box.

7. Click the From the Right option button in the Direction section of the Wind dialog box (if it is not already selected), then compare your dialog box to Figure 14.

9. Deselect the marquee, then compare your image to Figure 15.

You used the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select a specific area on the Orange bar layer, then applied the Wind filter to the selection.

Apply a previously used filter

1. Click the Sunflower CENTER layer on the

Layers palette.

2. Click Filter on the menu bar, then click Filter Gallery. Compare your Filter Gallery dialog box to Figure 16.

The filter last applied using the Filter Gallery is applied to the active layer. You applied the Poster Edges filter to a layer using the Filter Gallery.

FIGURE 16

Last filter applied on Filter Gallery

FIGURE 16

Last filter applied on Filter Gallery

Last applied fitter

FIGURE 17

Combining filters

FIGURE 17

Combining filters

Multiple filters applied to image Adds new filter layer

Using the Filter Gallery to combine effects

The Filter Gallery offers more than just another way of applying a single filter. Using this feature, you can apply multiple filters. And using the same principles as on the Layers palette, you can rearrange the filter layers and control their visibility. Figure 17 shows an image to which four different filters have been applied, but only the effects of two are visible. Each time you apply, reorder, or turn off one of the filters, the preview image is updated, so you'll always know how your image is being modified.

Multiple filters applied to image Adds new filter layer

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