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DIFFUSE: DIFFUSE filters soften images to appear slightly out of focus.
EMBOSS: To impart three-dimensional effects to design elements, use
EMBOSS. The affected elements appear lifted from the screen or paper
FIND EDGES/TRACE CONTOUR: This filter reduces images to line
drawings by tracing borders and outlines.
FRAGMENT: The FRAGMENT filter multiplies images and offsets them
from each other.
POINTILLIST or IMPRESSIONIST: The POINTILLIST or
IMPRESSIONIST filters convert illustrations and paintings into thousands of
colored dots that imitate the paintings of the mid- to late-nineteenth century
painting style of the same name.
SHARPEN: Use this command to slightly sharpen the outline of design
elements or out-of-focus elements in photographs. SHARPEN filters may
pixelate or degrade resolution when used excessively.
BLUR: The BLUR filter has multiple applications. Use BLUR to soften
images or to softly haze backgrounds. Blur filters can be used to vignette
images. BLUR can also create the appearance of sudden movement.
Figure 8-27 shows how BLUR filters can be used.
Figure 8-27.Using a blur filter.
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