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Chapter 10. Manipulating Artwork with Effects > Working with the Effect Gallery

Working with the Effect Gallery

The Effect Gallery enables you to maintain complete and total control over Photoshop effects. In essence, the Effect Gallery gives you access to all of Photoshop’s effects and lets you apply the effects to any image, while viewing a large preview of the results. The Effect Gallery dialog box is composed of three sections—Image Preview, Effect Selection, and Effect Controls. When you use the Effect Gallery to modify the image, you see exactly how the image will look; there is no guesswork involved. When you apply an effect to an image, you are physically remapping the pixel information within the image. Illustrator provides over 50 Photoshop effects and the combinations of those effects are astronomical. That means there are a lot of different combinations available for you to try...have fun.

Work with the Photoshop Effect Gallery

Select the Layers panel, and then select the layer you want to modify with an effect.

Click the Effect menu, and then click Effect Gallery.

Change the image preview by clicking the plus or minus zoom buttons, or by clicking the black triangle and selecting from the preset zoom sizes.

If necessary, drag the lower right corner in or out to resize the Effect Gallery dialog box.

Click the expand triangle, located to the left of the individual categories, to expand an effect category. Effect categories include:

  • Artistic

  • Blur

  • Brush Strokes

  • Distort

  • Pixelate

  • Sharpen

  • Sketch

  • Stylize

  • Texture

  • Video

Click an effect from the expanded list to view its default effects on the image.

Modify the results of the effect using the effect controls.

To temporarily hide the Effect Selections, click the Show/Hide Effect Thumbnails button, located to the left of the OK button.

Click OK.


  

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