Rough Pastels and Film Grain

The Rough Pastels filter adds a strong directional quality to Figure 14.6, another view of the same beach. A single filter is applied to it. However, because the Rough Pastels includes a texturizer, it's effectively two filters.

FIGURE 14.6

Rough Pastel beach scene.

In Figure 14.7, I kicked it up a notch by adding Film Grain over the pastels, which lightened the image, and came up with what I think is an even more interesting result. Both beach pictures are in the Color Gallery.

FIGURE 14.7

The beach with added Film Grain.

The possibilities are endless. If you can imagine a style or treatment for a picture, chances are excellent that Photoshop can do it. As a final picture and final filter combination, here's how you can turn a photo into an instant mosaic. Start with any picture that has reasonably large areas of flat color. Figure 14.8 shows my original picture, the yellow lily.

FIGURE 14.8

Unfiltered lily.

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