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2 6 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 6 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G T H E D I G I T A L E Y E FILTER GALLERY Other filters provide textures, painterly techniques, and fine-art effects. e potential is vast when considering that multiple artistic effects can be combined. e Filter Gallery is an entire interface, like a software program unto itself. (Fig. 6) Within these con- trols are a huge variety of submenus that open the doors to dozens of specific image-altering filters. e categories include Artistic, Brush Strokes, Distort, Sketch, Stylize, and Texture. Inside each one of these folders is a plethora of specific effects whose charac- teristic is modified with the sliders in the Control panel. If that weren't enough, these filters can be combined so that any combination of filters can be applied in various strengths. e preview window displays the results in real time. RENDER e Render submenu contains an interesting mix of lighting and texture effects, object creation filters, plus the 3 D Transform filter. ese features take image editing to a whole new level by creating new image elements that can be applied within a spe- cific range and distance. Clouds and Difference Clouds both reside in the Render sub- menu. To apply either of these filters simply choose the command. (Fig. 7) A hazy mixture of foreground and background colors fills your selection. Choose the filter again, and the cloud pat- tern changes. Every time you choose this filter, the cloud patterns shift. If you hold down the Option (Mac) or Alt (Win) key while choosing, the colors create a more pronounced effect. FLAMES AND TREES Fairly new to the Render arsenal are filters that apply objects to an active path. First draw a vector path with the Pen tool. en choose Filter > Render > Flames. e dialog box displays con- trols that manipulate the size and intensity of the flames that are distributed along the path (Fig. 8) You can create a small flicker or set the entire picture on fire. Similarly, you can apply trees in the same fashion. A menu of different types of trees is pre- sented and their characteris- tics are controlled with the sliders. Fig. 6: The Filter Gallery is an entire interface — a veritable software program unto itself. Fig. 7: The Clouds filter produces a soft combination of the foreground and background colors into cloud-like formations. Fig. 8: The Flame filter dialog box displays controls that manipulate the size and intensity of the flames that are distributed along the path. Fig. 9: Several of the Stylize filters don't have controls and apply their effects instantly by finding and coloring edges of the content.

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