In This Chapter
Being productive with "fix it" filters Getting artsy with creative filters
Adding wackiness (and precise correction) with Liquify Taking a quick look at the specialized filters
7he Photoshop CS2 Filter menu includes over 100 commands that you can use to fix, flatter, finesse, and freak out your photos. You can use most of the filters on most of your artwork and some of the filters on some of your artwork, and you probably won't ever use a number of the filters.
In this chapter, I start you off with a look at what I call the "production" filters: namely, the key filters you use to improve or repair your images. Next, I show you the basics of two of the most fun fea- (
tures in all of Photoshop: the Filter Gallery and Liquify. Not only are they fun, but you can use them to do wondrous things to your artwork. I wrap up the chapter with a look at several other key filters.
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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.