How to Add Filters & Effects in Adobe Photoshop
Hi there in this video. We're going to introduce the filters in Photoshop. Okay, more specifically this thing here called the filter gallery and all of its magic inside. Let's get going. All right, let's get started by going to file. Let's go to open And in your exercise files. Okay, we're going to a new folder now called 06 filters. Open that up and let's open up filter gallery. 01. Who is this handsome man? You ask me looking casual with my hands in my pockets. So filters are all in here. Okay, so click on filter. Now there's a bunch to go through. So we're not going to go through them all. But the best way to get started is to use this thing called the filter gallery. Kind of yanks out all of these because who knows what pixelated mosaic is. Okay, so it's best to go into the filter gallery and it gives you kind of a preview. Now it said to the last thing we did yours is probably going to be said to colored pencil or cut out or Fresno. And the creepiest one of the more plastic wrap, ...
you can adjust them over here often it's just strength and just kind of different changes depending on the particular effect or filter you have selected now, before we go any further, just so, you know, like colored pencil shows it up quite heavily if we go down to here to say not brushstrokes, distort sketch. Does this black and white one, you're like, that's not black and white. What ends up happening yours is yours is probably black and white. Let's say I'm going to pick charcoal, right? Um let's click Ok. Why is it getting this green in this agenda? If I click OK? What it's doing is it's using your foreground and background color and your foreground and background color is probably like this. I just click this little reset button. It's probably black and white. So that's where it got those two colors from. So if you like me, you want those colors, what you can do before you go into the filters. So I'm going to edit under click on the black and just click in here, drag this hue slider up until I find a color I want. The same with the background. Color is white box here, click on that. Okay, and instead of white, I'm going to pick another color spanish. Speaking of color, I did. Okay. Another thing you need to do when you're using filters is what you might have noticed if I go redo again, there's an option in here to go so I won't step backwards and there's a way to go step forward back to where I had it. The problem with it is down here, I've done what's called destructive editing. It means that that layer is changed forever. If I save over the top of this. Now there will never be a colored version of me again. It'll just be this version. So it's destructive. So what we want to do is do a little step before we go in. I'm gonna go back to the beginning so before you go into filter filter gallery, click on this one here, convert for smart filters. Nothing really happens. Ok click OK. Except the icon changes down here. The thumb now has this little graphic in the corner. That's just I mean it's what's called a smart object. We'll go through smart objects and a little bit more detail later on. But for the moment with it selected go to the same thing. Filter filter gallery. Here's all my awesome colors. Now again, we're not going to go through them all. There is a we'll go through half tone pattern in the next tutorial But for the moment go through have a little experiment with the different ones. There's some cool ones in texture and remember you can adjust them over here. So once you have done something I've done my grain no paperwork. Let's click. Ok. See the difference down here, it looks kind of complicated but we've kind of seen stuff like this before when we did our drop shadows from down here. Right? It means that my layer is fine and perfect and non destroyed. It means I can turn the filter gallery on and off. It also means I can double click the word filter gallery to go back in and you go actually I liked it but the square size needs to be bigger. More pixelated down. Less pixelated I think. Okay. And we've made that amends. We can always turn it off. Now. This is a brief introduction to the filter gallery. Will, in the next couple of tutorials, show you some actually specific kind of looks and show you how to go through using the filter gallery to create them. Until that next video, I will see you later.