Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quick Digital Imaging Tip 18/101: Fade a Filter

This is tip #18 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Today's tip (still from Laos): Fade a filter.

After you apply a filter in Photoshop, you can fade it by going to Edit >Fade Filter immediately after you apply the filter.

In Photoshop Elements, you can also fade a filter:
– Dupe the Layer
– Apply the filter to the top Layer
– Reduce the Opacity of the top Layer.

Here I applied the Spicify effect in Topaz Adjust – one of my favorite plug-ins. After applying the filter, I faded it just a bit for a custom effect.

Learn more about Topaz Adjust here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just recently read this, and this has to be one of the best tips I've read. I like what "Spicify" can do in Topaz, but I've always though it was a bit over the top. By fading the filter, I've come up with settings that look much more natural.