Filter Challenge

Welcome to the Filter Class!

Take a tour through the filter drop down box in Photoshop Elements. Do you ever wonder what each filter does and how you can utilize it in digital scrapbooking? Each lesson will challenge you to utilize a filter or a group of filters. Push yourself to think outside the box.

These lessons might change your scrapbooking style from traditional-layout-realism to artistic.

Before you begin this class, choose whether you will utilize the class as inspiration for digital scrapbooking layouts to fit in with your current goals or utilize the class as inspiration to create a special book. I suggest creating a "favorite sayings" hardbound book with your favorite photos in artistic mixes.

Did you know there are 103 filters in Photoshop Elements.  Yes, this will be an intensive and long class! 

ALSO, watch the Filters Basics video and feel free to ask questions in the thread. Note the filter list below.

The below video was an exerpt of the above video put on Youtube in 2010.

 

ALSO, For those who want to make an inspiration book of thoughts, rather than layouts, here are sayings and ideas to inspire.

 http://sayingimages.com/

ALSO, installing filters you have downloaded is covered in Course 2, but the video is also on the Plug-ins Page your convenience.

Have fun and I look forward to watching you be inspired!

 

THE LIST

Photoshop Elements Filters (blue text indicates available in filter gallery)

Fourteen categories

1. Adjustments (Correcting & Enhancing Photos)
1. Equalize
2. Gradient Map
3. Invert
4. Posterize
5. Threshold
6. Photo Filter

2. Artistic (Variety of artistic effects)-Mix filters or apply multiple times
7. Colored Pencil
8. Cutout
9. Dry Brush
10. Film Grain
11. Fresco
12. Neon Glow
13. Paint Daubs
14. Palette Knife
15. Plastic Wrap
16. Poster Edges
17. Rough Pastels
18. Smudge Stick
19. Sponge
20. Underpainting
21. Watercolor


3. Blur (Soften and blur)
22. Average
23. Blur More
24. Guassian Blur
25. Motion Blur
26. Radial Blur
27. Smart Blur
28. Surface Blur

4. Brush Strokes (Hand painted look)
29. Accented Edges
30. Angled Strokes
31. Crosshatch
32. Dark Strokes
33. Ink Outlines
34. Spatter
35. Sprayed strokes
36. Sumi-e


5. Distort (Warp)
37. Diffuse Glow
38. Display
39. Glass
40. Liquify
41. Ocean Ripple
42. Pinch
43. Polar Coordinates
44. Ripple
45. Shear
46. Sphearize
47. Twirl
48. Wave
49. ZigZag

6. Noise (Add or remove noise)
50. Add noise
51. Despeckle
52. Dust & Scratches
53. Median
54. Reduce Noise

7. Pixelate (Breaks up into spots, blocks, or fragments)
55. Color Halftone
56. Crystalize
57. Facet
58. Fragment
59. Mezzotint
60. Mosaic
61. Pointillize

8. Render (Transforming)
62. Clouds
63. Difference Clouds
64. Fibers
65. Lens Flair
66. Lighting Effects
67. Texture Fill

9. Sketch (Drawing with various instruments)
68. Bas Relief
69. Chalk & Charcoal
70. Charcoal
71. Chrome
72. Conte Crayon
73. Graphic Pen
74. Halftone Pattern
75. Note Paper
76. Photocopy
77. Plaster
78. Reticulation
79. Stamp
80. Torn Edges
81. Water Paper


10. Stylize (Displace or contrast)
82. Diffuse
83. Emboss
84. Extrude
85. Find Edges
86. Glowing Edges
87. Solarize
88. Tiles
89. Trace Contour
90. Wind

11. Texture (Surface made from another material)
91. Craquelure
92. Grain
93. Mosaic Tiles
94. Patchwork
95. Stained Glass
96. Texturizer


12. Video
97. De-interlace
98. NTSC Colors

13. Other (Technical)
99. Custom
100. High Pass
101. Maximum
102. Minimum
103. Offset

14. Installed
Digimark Watermark
Correct Camera Distortion