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Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Jones F.

Jones F. Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Wiley publishing , 2005. - 240 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7477-9
Download (direct link): digitalphotographyjust2005.pdf
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Texture: Decrease and increase the surface or ground texture.
3. Click the Preview button and review the results in the After window. You can adjust the sliders until you're satisfied with the changes to your photo, as shown in Figure 9-5.
4. Click the Apply button to commit the changes to your image, as shown in Figure 9-6.
5. Choose FileOSave.
Figure 9-5: Using the Watercolor effect on an image
Figure 9-6: An image with the Watercolor effect
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Make an Image Resemble Textured Paper
Make an Image Resemble Textured Paper
1. To make an image look as though it's made of textured paper in Microsoft Photo Editor, choose EffectsO Notepaper to display the Notepaper dialog box shown in Figure 9-7.
In Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FilterOTextureOTexturizer to achieve this effect.
2. Adjust the three sliders to affect the appearance of the Notepaper effect:
Image Balance: Decrease and increase the relationship between the image and the paper background and the sharpness of the image that's embossed into the paper.
Graininess: Decrease and increase the size of the noise pixels combined with the image in the effect.
Relief: Decrease and increase the apparent 3-dimensional depth of the embossing effect.
3. Click the Preview button to review the results in the After window. You can continue to adjust the sliders until you're satisfied with the changes to your photo. (See Figure 9-7.)
4. Click the Apply button to make the changes to your image, as shown in Figure 9-8.
5. Choose FileOSave.
For another example of this effect, see page xxii in the front section.
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Figure 9-7: Selecting Notepaper properties
Figure 9-8: An image with the Notepaper effect
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Chapter 9: Adding Photo Editor Special Effects
Make an Image Resemble Stained Glass
1. To make your image look like stained glass in Microsoft Photo Editor, choose EffectsOStained Glass to display the Stained Glass dialog box shown in Figure 9-9.
In Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FilterOTextureOStained Glass to achieve this effect.
2. Adjust the three sliders to manipulate how representational (or abstract) the Stained Glass effect appears:
Cell Size: Decrease and increase the size and number of individual stained glass bits the photo is converted into. As the size of cells increase the number of cells decreases.
Border Thickness: Decrease and increase the thickness of the lines between the glass elements.
Light Intensity: Decrease and increase the intensity of the light coming through the window.
3. Click the Preview button and review the results in the After window. You can readjust the sliders until you're satisfied with the changes to your photo. (See Figure 9-9.)
4. Click the Apply button to make the changes to your image, as shown in Figure 9-10.
5. Choose FileOSave.
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Add a Textured Look to an Image
Add a Textured Look to an Image
1. To make your photo image look like it's printed on another texture (such as brick, canvas, or burlap) in Microsoft Photo Editor, choose EffectsOTexturizer to display the Texturizer dialog box shown in Figure 9-11.
In Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FilterOTextureOTexturizer to achieve this effect.
2. Adjust the Effect controls to achieve the desired effect:
Type: Select the type of texture that applies to the image, such as burlap, sandstone, or brick.
The TIFF selection in the Type menu allows you to use another photograph or drawing to create the basis for a textured effect. The effect is similar to embossing but is more subtle than a full embossed effect.
Scaling (%): Decrease and increase the percentage of the effect applied to the photo.
Relief: Decrease and increase the depth of the 3-D effect.
Invert Texture: Invert the selected texture, so raised areas become lowered and vice-versa.
Light Position: Select the location of the light source and the apparent resulting shadows.
3. Click the Preview button and review the results in the After window. Readjust the sliders until you're satisfied.
4. Click the Apply button to make the changes to your image, as shown in Figure 9-12.
5. Choose FileOSave.
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