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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 69 of 118

Filter Gallery


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 69 of 118

Filter Gallery


Lesson Info

Filter Gallery

Now let's do some creative effects to an image. If you look this particular image and I zoom up, you can see the how painterly and textured it looks. Well, I could use something like the oil paint filter, but if you saw with that filter, it looks more like brush strokes. This doesn't This feels more like canvas were something else that has a bit of texture. Let me show you how it was created in my layers panel. You'll see that this is a smart object because it has that icon in the corner, and it has some smart filters applied in down here. It says. Blur Gallery or not, Blur County. That's what we use. Last filter gallery. I'm gonna double click on the words filter gallery, and that's gonna bring this up in the filter gallery is something you can choose from the filter menu when you do, this appears, and it's kind of a weird interface because it's the only filter that lets you build effects up as if you're using layers without actually being in the layers panel. So it's kind of odd, but...

over here on the right side, there are whole categories of filters. Artistic brushstrokes distort sketch, stylized and texture. And if you expand them, you get previews of what a lot of those effects will look like if you applied it to a generic picture of a sailboat but the previous air so small that it's not as useful as you might think. Then, if you click on one of these, let's say this one called Under painting, it's gonna apply it to your picture. And just to the right of that, you're going to get the settings for that particular filter, and you can experiment with them and see how it affects your picture. Well, in here, you can build up more than one of these filters, like Stack one on top of the other. And that's what I've done to create this effect to stack one on top of the other, you go to the lower right, and in the lower right you're gonna find a little plus sign in. That plus sign indicates that you're going to create a new filter on top of one that's already being applied. If I click that wash the list up here, you see another one was added to the top Now we have two that are called rough pastels. Once I've done that, create a new one up here. I could choose which filter it is. We're actually going to apply. And of course, once I clicked on it, I would see the settings for it above, and I could dial them in if I want to add even another one. On top of that, I hit that plus sign again, and I get another new entry in that list. And then I could go again in here and choose another one in slowly build up in effect. So I've already done that. I'm gonna choose, undo a few times, intel. It gets me back to my original. And I just want to show you how this particular effect was built up. So you can see that these filters sometimes look basic where you're kind of gone. I wish this had a lot more to it, but if you build them up by applying more than one, then you can create a much more sophisticated effect. So I'm gonna zoom up on this. You can see the fine detail in over here in the list. On the right side, I'm going to turn off the eyeballs on everything. So therefore you can see the original picture untouched, then ultra on the bottom. Most choice, which would be the very first filter that I ended up applying. And when I turned that on, this was the end result. It was a filter called sponge, and you can see the settings right above that were applied for the sponge filter. You can choose a brush size and how smooth the end result is that type of thing. Well, on top of that, I wanted to change the overall look of this. In There is a filter called plastic wrap, which I find adds little highlights to an image. And so the next thing I did was apply the plastic wrap filter, and when I did, you can see these little additions of kind of white ish accents that are in here. If I turn it off and back on again, you get a sense for what plastic wrap is doing. And if you want to see it more, you could bring up highlight strength, and you see the actual shiny nous that it's adding. I just have that dialed down, so it's more subtle. After that, I applied another effect known as poster edges, and that gave it a little more depth and shadowy feeling. On top of that, I went for water color, which broke it up further. And then finally, of I applied rough pastels, which really gave it more of the texture of I don't know if I'd say campus, but something Ah, like a material that might have been used on in so I can end up building this up. It all he did was experiment with one of these filters to begin with. Once I got out the way I wanted, I hit the plus sign at the bottom and I tried a different filter, and I slowly built up the effect. And when I'm done, I can just click OK to apply it. Well, what's nice? And let's see. And I think I have an image lined up for this. But if I were to choose a different picture, open it and then dragged that picture over to that other file, I'm using the move tool. By the way to do so, there's a little lower red, so it's smaller. But if I take that layer and I converted to a smart object. Then I could take this thing called filter Gallery and see if I got a click on smart filters. See if I can drag it up there, and if it won't let me much, it won't turn it. I thought it would what I could do instead. No, there it is. It allowed me to drag it up there. I can apply it to a different layer so that Oh, and I played it three times because I I option dragged it cause Option Dragon usually means to move a copy, and I was just impatient in that it took it a while the update because it was applying multiple filters in. So in this case, it ended up applying those filters three times to the image, and therefore it looks absurd. That was me being impatient, thinking it should do things almost immediately. But now you can see the appearance has been applied here. So if you ever apply things with smart filters and it's just a list sitting below a layer, I know that you could go to a different layer. You just need to make sure that layers been converted to a smart object and you condone drag the list of filters to that other layer to transfer them there. And if you hold the option key, which is Alta Windows when you do it, then it's going to move a copy. And with this image, I noticed that there's a picture of a bus in here and I find that there's not enough detail in that bus. Well, that's what I would do, the same thing I did to that red car where I duplicated the layer. I went back into the filter settings and I find, tune them to get more detail to show up. And then I add a layer mask of that and I painted in so I can control where we get the additional detail. And if I did, I'd be able to get this same pain. Really look, but I could get more detail where the bus is not gonna do it here cause we did it with a previous image. But I just want to let you know that that could work

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

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  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


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Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!