As we'll see, the Radial Filter even lets us add multiple vignettes at the same time so we can darken some areas of the image while brightening and enhancing others! Since the Radial Filter is only available as part of Camera Raw in Photoshop CC, you'll need Photoshop CC to follow along. With the Radial Filter selected, the panel on the right of the Camera Raw dialog box displays the Radial Filter's various options for making adjustments to the image. Then, click on the Exposure slider itself and drag it further to the left to a value of around -2.00.
With the Exposure value lowered, click somewhere near the center of where you want your vignette effect to appear in the image. Notice, though, that with my image, the inside of the Radial Filter shape is being darkened while the area outside the shape remains at its original brightness level. Once you've dragged out your initial Radial Filter shape, you can resize and reshape it, making it taller, shorter, wider or more narrow, by clicking and dragging any of the four handles (the little squares). Now that we've added the filter to the image, we can use the various image adjustment sliders in the panel along the right to make further changes to the effect.
For my image, I think I'll darken the edges a bit more by lowering the Exposure value further to -2.20.
We can also adjust the feathering amount for the vignette, or in other words, increase or decrease the size of the transition area between the main image in the center and the darker area surrounding it, by dragging the Feather slider left (to decrease it) or right (to increase it). To get a better view of what your vignette effect looks like, you can temporarily hide the Radial Filter overlay in the preview area by unchecking the Show Overlay option in the lower right of the Camera Raw dialog box. The reason we're seeing a live preview of our changes to the image is because by default, the Preview option at the top of the Camera Raw dialog box is checked. One of the most powerful features of Camera Raw's Radial Filter is that we can add additional Radial Filters to the same image, each with separate image adjustments! Then, just use everything we've learned from adding our initial filter to add the second one. Next, I want to reset my image adjustment sliders in the Radial Filter panel, and another easy way to reset them is to double-click on them.
Now that my second filter has been reset, this time I'll start by cooling down the overall color temperature inside the shape by dragging the Temperature slider at the top of the panel a little to the left.
I'll dial down the highlights, bringing out a bit more detail in the lightest areas inside the shape, by lowering the Highlights value to around -25. If we look again in the Layers panel in Photoshop itself, we now see the Camera Raw Filter listed as a Smart Filter below the image. This hides all of the changes I made with the Radial Filter and re-displays the original image.
We're not going to be creating an entire animated sequence here, but we are going to learn how to give a photo that same rotoscoped effect, and it's very easy to do.
Since we're only going to be applying the effect to the main subject of the image, the first thing we need to do is isolate it from the rest of the photo, which means we're going to need to select it. Notice that I've selected around whatever it is the guy is holding in his hand, since I don't want the painting effect to be applied to it. Keep an eye on the large preview area on the left to see what's happening to your image as you adjust the Poster Edges options.
We're going to enhance the effect a little by adding a black stroke around the main subject. Select black for the stroke color by clicking in the bottom left corner of the large square area. Change the "Size" of your stroke to somewhere between 2-4 pixels, then change the "Position" to "Center". The image after applying the black stroke around the main subject to enhance the rotoscope "tracing" effect.
With the Layer Style dialog box still open, click directly on the words Drop Shadow on the left of the Layer Style dialog box. The middle column of the Layer Style dialog box will change to show the Drop Shadow options. To clean up the drop shadow, I'm going to use the Eraser tool, but before I can use it on a layer style, I need to convert the layer style into a normal layer. If I look in my Layers palette, I can see that both the stroke and the drop shadow have been placed on their own layers, with the stroke appearing above "Layer 1" and the drop shadow appearing below it. There have been a total of 65 improved features added from the feedback alone, gathered together in Adobe’s initial testing phase of Photoshop CS6 Beta. They range from the minutest tweaks to tools and menus that have had major improvements, all changing how fluidly we use Photoshop.
We’ve listed below the features that have caught our eye in Photoshop CS6 Beta so far. Content-Aware tools – Two new tools have been added to the mix, the Content-Aware Move and Content-Aware Patch tools. Layers searching – The Layers palette has a filter option, so you can quickly find specific layers in your composition. Blur Filters – Three new Blur Filters include Field Blur, Iris Blur and Tilt-Shift, which re-create lens effects quickly and with much more control. Lighting Effects menu – The Lighting Effects filter has been redesigned (thankfully!) now much larger and easier to use. If you've used earlier versions of Photoshop and upgraded to CS6, you may have noticed that the Filter menu in the Menu Bar along the top of the screen has been, well, filtered.
That may be fine for some people, but what if you're not one of these "some people"? Let's say I want to apply the Cutout filter to this image, one of Photoshop's more popular creative-type filters. Now that I've converted the layer to a Smart Object, I can apply the Cutout filter to it as a Smart Filter. Several of the filter groups from previous versions of Photoshop are missing from the Filter menu in CS6. Through the magic of you not being here as I'm writing this, I've gone ahead and restarted Photoshop, and I've re-opened the same photo. We're back to just having the Smart Object itself (no filters applied) in the Layers panel.
Now, this does still open the Filter Gallery, which is where we still set the options for filters like Cutout, but the important thing here is that I was able to select the Cutout filter directly from the Filter menu. Just like last time, Cutout is applied to my Smart Object as a Smart Filter, but now we see an important difference in the Layers panel. And again, because I was able to select these filters directly from the Filter menu this time, not from the Filter Gallery, Photoshop lists them by their actual filter names under the Smart Object. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that even with the Show all Filter Gallery groups and names option checked in Photoshop's Preferences, if you select a filter from the Filter Gallery rather than from the Filter menu in the Menu Bar, it will still appear as "Filter Gallery" in the Layers panel when you apply it as a Smart Filter. The first step in creating our action zoom effect is to duplicate the Background layer so we can work on a separate copy of the image, which will allow us to bring back some of the original image later. To duplicate the Background layer, go up to the Layer menu in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen, choose New, and then choose Layer via Copy. Either way you choose tells Photoshop to make a copy of the layer, and if we look again in the Layers panel, we can see that we now have two layers. We control how much blurring is applied to the image with the Amount option at the top of the dialog box. If you're not happy with your initial blur results and want to try again, first undo the filter by going up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen and choosing Undo Radial Blur.
The problem with our blur effect is that it's covering up the entire image, which isn't really what we want.
Nothing will appear to happen in the document window, but a layer mask thumbnail appears to the right of the preview thumbnail for "Layer 1" in the Layers panel, letting us know that we've added our layer mask. The highlight border around the layer mask thumbnail tells us that the mask, not the layer, is selected. We're going to draw a black-to-white gradient on the layer mask to hide part of the blur effect and create a nice, smooth transition between the effect on "Layer 1" and the original image on the Background layer below it. By default, the Gradient Tool is set to draw a standard linear gradient, but we also have different styles to choose from, all of which can be selected from the Options Bar at the top of the screen. I want to allow the girl's face to show through the blurring effect, so with the Gradient Tool, the Black to White gradient and the Radial Gradient style selected, I'll click in the center of her face to set my starting point for the gradient. Drag out a Radial Gradient across the area where you want to hide the blur effect and reveal the original photo underneath.
Since we drew the gradient on the layer mask, not on the layer itself, we don't see the gradient in the document window. Even though we can't see the gradient in the document window, we can see it if we look at the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers panel.
If you find that your blur effect is too strong, you can reduce its intensity by lowering the opacity of "Layer 1". The Photoshop Blog offers the latest Photoshop news and software updates, Photoshop tips and tutorials, and random thoughts from graphic artist and Photoshop expert Jennifer Apple.
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The Lighting Effects filter is hardly a new addition to Photoshop, but it has been completely redesigned and rebuilt for CS6. Spot lights give a small amount of light, which you can customise to alter the intensity, location and direction, as well as the Hotspot location, which is where the light hits your subject.
The Properties panel down the right-hand side of the screen has lots of different sliders that you can adjust to tweak and customise your lighting. Add a new light from the dropdown menu in the Properties panel, or using the Lights tab in the Options bar at the top of the screen.
We have increased the Exposure, lowered the Gloss and increased the Metallic and Ambiance values.
Gostei muito do efeito e da simplicidade do meio de manipulacao; a sua aplicacao e tambem muito abrangente, pode ser usado em varios contextos. My business partners wanted a form earlier this week and were informed about a business that hosts a huge forms library . And, we'll create the entire effect non-destructively using Smart Objects and Smart Filters so our original image remains completely unharmed. This way, the Camera Raw Filter will be applied as a Smart Filter, keeping the vignette effect itself fully editable while the original image remains untouched and unharmed. We can start by fine-tuning the Exposure amount to either darken the effect further or lighten it by clicking and dragging the slider left (darker) or right (lighter). We can turn the preview off at any time to compare our changes with the original image by simply unchecking the Preview option. Then I'll do the opposite with the Shadows slider, increasing it to +25 to brighten up some of the darkest areas, again bringing out more detail. That's how to add a creative, fully customizable and non-destructive vignette effect to an image using the new Radial Filter inside the new Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop CC! Rather than applying the effect to the entire image though, which we certainly could do if we wanted, we're only going to apply it to the main subject of the image, leaving everything else in the photo untouched so it looks like we're combining a painting with reality. In my case here, I want to apply the effect only to the two people sitting on the sidewalk, so I'm going to select them. For my image, I've set Edge Thickness and Edge Intensity both to 1, and Posterization to 2. Photoshop always sets the default color of the stroke to red (which makes no sense at all). Then, back in the Stroke options in the Layer Style dialog box, set the stroke Size at the top to somewhere between 2-4 pixels depending on the size of your image.
The first thing we want to do here is lower the Opacity of the drop shadow down to around 40% so it's not so dark and intense. If you recall from the beginning of the tutorial, I pointed out that the guy in the photo is holding something in his hand, and because I only wanted the rotoscope painting effect to be applied to the two people in the image, I made sure that whatever it is he's holding wasn't included in my initial selection so that it wouldn't be affected. Bear-in-mind these are only part of the Beta version, so fingers crossed that they’ll be kept in for the big announcement later this year. The Mercury Graphics Engine applies changes in a blink of an eye, which is just outstanding.
When selected, a cropping boundary is placed around your image straightaway, allowing you to start from the edges and work your way in. Some of the filter groups from Photoshop CS5 and earlier - Artistic, Brush Strokes, Sketch and Texture - are completely missing from the Filter menu in CS6, while other groups have had filters removed. What if you prefer having access to all of Photoshop's filters directly from the Filter menu, the way things used to be? Let's also say that I want to apply it as a Smart Filter, which will keep the Cutout filter fully editable in case I want to make changes later.
In Photoshop CS5 and earlier, the Cutout filter was found in the Artistic group under the Filter menu, but when I open the Filter menu from the Menu Bar in Photoshop CS6, we see that something has changed. We can twirl each group open or closed to show or hide the filters inside it by simply clicking on the name of a group. Normally when we apply filters as Smart Filters, the name of each filter we used appears below the Smart Object in the Layers panel. If you want the filter's actual name to appear, you must select it directly from the Filter menu. That's a quick tip on how to easily restore all of the missing filter groups and names in the Filter menu in Photoshop CS6!
Photoshop CS6 and CC (Creative Cloud) users will want to check out the fully updated Radial Blur Action Effect tutorial. The Radial Blur filter gives us a choice of two different types of blurring - Spin and Zoom. Depending on the speed of your computer, as well as the size and complexity of your image, you may need to wait a bit for Photoshop to finish applying the blur, so don't panic if it seems like nothing is happening. In my case, the blur effect is distorting the girl's face, so I want to hide the effect in that part of the image and allow the original photo to show through. To draw the gradient, we'll need Photoshop's Gradient Tool, so select it from the Tools panel. You'll see a row of five icons, each one representing a different shape for the gradient (Linear, Radial, Angle, Reflected, and Diamond).
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Basically, SiteGrinder turns Photoshop into an easy-to-use and fully functional web design tool. If you are an aspiring professional or a student learning photography, digital imaging, or design graphics, you'll be amazed at the stunning results you can achieve. In the new interface, there is an Options bar along the top, from which you can access the Preset options for lighting, as well as the different types of light on offer: Spot, Point and Infinite. Point lights are like light bulbs and you can alter their location and intensity but not their direction.
If you want to be able to re-edit the effect, then duplicate your photo layer and turn the duplicate into a Smart Object.
We are going for a Point light in this particular scene, which brings up a control ring with an Intensity Ring in the centre.
You can save presets for future use, though trial and error works well to get the right look. You'll see the elliptical Radial Filter shape appearing as an outline as you drag (if you want to force the Radial Filter shape into a perfect circle, press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard as you're dragging).
If you're seeing the same thing with your image, look down at the bottom of the Radial Filter options in the panel along the right (you may need to scroll down using the scroll bar along the right of the panel if you're not in Camera Raw's Fullscreen mode). You can continue moving the shape around inside the image if needed by moving your mouse cursor inside the shape. I'll leave the Highlights and Shadow sliders alone for now, but I'll drag the Clarity slider all the way to the right to increase it to its maximum value of +100 (Clarity increases or decreases contrast in the midtones of an image, and setting it to a high amount often creates a harsh, grungy look that I think suits my image well). Or, you can quickly turn the overlay on and off simply by pressing the letter V on your keyboard. At any time, we can switch between filters to re-adjust their settings simply by clicking on their dots. First, all of my settings from the initial Radial Filter have been copied to this second filter. I'll leave the Tint slider directly below it set to 0 since I don't want to add any green or magenta to the image. These settings work best for this image, but feel free to experiment with the options yourself to see if other settings work better for your image.
Problem is, the drop shadow I just applied is extending over top it, as well as the strap dangling below it, and it doesn't look right. To apply the Cutout filter, or any filter, as a Smart Filter, I first need to convert the layer my image is sitting on into a Smart Object.
If we later need to go back and re-edit a filter's settings, we simply double-click on the specific filter's name. But what happens if we add additional Smart Filters and they all had to be accessed from the Filter Gallery? Thankfully, Adobe realized this and included the option to revert the Filter menu back to the way it used to be in every version of Photoshop before CS6, and that option is found in the Preferences. Since we're creating a zoom effect, set the Blur Method option on the left side of the dialog box to Zoom. Drag the slider towards the right to increase the Amount value, or drag it towards the left to decrease it.
Again, there's no way to preview the effect before running the filter so be prepared to try a few times before you get it right. You can undo and redo the filter as many times as you need until you get the results you want.
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With 52 filters and over 250 effects found in Color Efex Pro, you can perform high quality retouching, color correction, and endless creative enhancements to your photographs. Fluid Mask will also preserve all-important edge information for a professional quality cut out. Customers learn at their own pace and may stop, rewind, and replay segments as often as necessary. Indeed, the two realms are quite different from each other, to which any of us even vaguely familiar with either can easily attest. With SiteGrinder, designers will now have the freedom to totally let their creativity loose and then, without skipping a beat, transfer their designs to the web. Finally, Infinite lights are more distant light sources, and you only have the option to change their intensity or colour. You can move the filter shape around inside the image as you're dragging it by pressing and holding the Spacebar on your keyboard. There, at the bottom of the list, is an option called Effect with two checkboxes that control where the image adjustments are applied - inside the shape or outside.
We have sliders for adjusting the contrast, the highlights and shadow areas, color saturation, and more! Finally, I'll drag the Saturation slider all the way to the left to -100 to remove all the color from the edges of the image. We'll change that in a moment, but the second thing to notice is that my effect is again being applied outside the shape. The object is to make the subject look less like an actual photo and more like a painting. Keep an eye on your image to see how far your shadow is extending outward from your subject as you drag the slider.
Adobe simply removed them from the Filter menu to streamline the interface and as of Photoshop CS6, they're now found exclusively in the main Filter Gallery. Being forced to select filters from the Filter Gallery can actually make Smart Filters a bit less useful than they were before. I'll quickly apply two more Smart Filters to the image (Spatter from the Brush Strokes group and Diffuse Glow from the Distort group). On A Windows PC, go up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen, choose Preferences, then choose Plug-Ins. Unfortunately, the Radial Blur filter doesn't give us a preview of the effect, so you'll probably need to try a few different values before you find the one that works best for your image. I want my blur effect to appear to be coming from behind the girl's head, so I'm going to click above and to the right of center in the box to set my point. With "Layer 1" still selected, click on the Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Bringing esthetic concerns together with more practical considerations, SiteGrinder is an amazingly powerful tool that would make a fantastic addition to any web designer's bag of tricks. Also, you can rotate it by moving your mouse cursor near the edge of the shape, then clicking and dragging when you see your cursor change into a curved, double-pointed arrow.
You can experiment with these sliders all you want because everything we're doing to the image here is non-destructive, and you'll see a live update of your changes to the image as you try different settings.
Of course, these are just the settings that I think work well with the specific image I'm using. With this second filter, I want the effect to appear inside the shape, so once again, I'll scroll down to the bottom of the Radial Filter panel along the right and switch the Effect option from Outside to Inside.
Again, these are just settings that I've found, after some experimenting, that they work well with this particular image. The main option here is the third one, "Posterization", which determines how many different shades of color your image will contain. The controls and options for the selected filter (in this case, Cutout) appear in the column on the right.
Any filters we had to access from the Filter Gallery (because they're no longer available to us under the Filter menu) are not listed by their actual name. You can also simulate various types of exotic lightings and high realistic pencil sketches. Mac OS X and Windows versions of the SiteGrinder unlockable demo are available now via download.
I'm going to set my Amount value to 50, but the value you end up choosing may be different.

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