Next, go to Filter to Filter
Gallery (#4). In the Filter Gallery, click on Distort (#5). And then click
on the thumbnail image called Glass (#6). That will bring up a dialog
box (#7) where I set Distortion at 2; Smoothness at 2; Texture at Canvas;
and Scaling at 50 percent. There's lots of room here for making
your own choices on all of these settings. Feel free to experiment.
After that, we need to call
up a New Effect Layer by going to the bottom of the dialog box and clicking
on the New Effect Layer icon (#8).
After you have invoked the New Effect Layer, click on Artistic (#9), then
click on the Paint Daubs icon (#10). In the dialog box for Paint Daubs
(#11) I have set Brush Size at 3; Sharpness at 0; and Brush Type at Simple.
Again, experiment with other values to see how this tool works.
We will now call up a third
New Effect Layer by going to the bottom of the dialog box and clicking
on the New Effect Layer icon.
Next, click on Brush Strokes and then click on the Angled Strokes icon
(#12). In the dialog box for Angled Strokes (#13) I have set Direction
Balance at 50; Stroke Length at 10; and Sharpness at 5. Feel free to experiment
with other settings.
Finally, we are going to call
up the fourth and last New Effect Layer by once again going to the bottom
of the dialog box and clicking on the New Effect Layer icon (#8).
Next, click on Texture and
in the Texture window click on the Texturizer icon (#14). In the Texturizer
dialog box (#15) I have set Texture at Canvas; Scaling at 90 percent;
Relief at 5; and Light at Top Left. You can now go to the top of the window
and click on "OK" to apply all four of these effects (#15).
The picture that you will get after you click on OK is a very richly saturated
image. You may like it just fine that way (Final #1). In order for you
to see the canvas pattern that will be in the actual printout, I have
included a close-up section of Final #1, see Final #1 Close-Up. I hope
the neat canvas texture will be visible in the magazine reproduction of
If the picture is too richly saturated for your taste, you can reduce
the saturation by making a duplicate copy of the Background (drag the
Background Layer into the "Duplicating icon" that is next
to the little trash can at the bottom of the Layers Palette). See #16.
Then, with the top, Background Copy Layer highlighted, go to Image to
Adjustments to Desaturate (#17). Next, go to the Layers Palette and reduce
the Opacity of the desaturated (top) layer to about 40 percent (#18).
Now, your finished picture will look like Final #2, which may be a bit
more like an oil painting. But, as with all artistic renderings, art is
in the eye of the beholder. So, whatever settings you want to use in order
to obtain the effect that you like is OK!
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