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Filter Gallery

Due Date: Wednesday (September 26)

Filters are an essential tool in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing the graphic artist with an assortment of styles and effects that can enhance any end-product. In fact, there are so many filters that it can be intimidating to the artist because of such a wide-variety of possibility. The focus of this exercise is to assist the graphic artist in developing a filter quick-pick swatch, a handy resource usable by the artist during crucial moments where their skill-base and judgment synchronize.


After completing this lesson, the student will be able to:
" Use tools to design tools (Standard #8)
" Apply the use of design tools and newly design tools (Standard #11)

  1. Using the image of the Smiley Clock, that you created with Illustrator and Photoshop, you will create a filter gallery. (Make sure your Filter Gallery documents are in RGB mode, 8 bit)
  2. Create a new folder in your Communications folder and title it "Filter Gallery"
  3. Create a new document in Photoshop.
    1. Choose the Preset "U.S. Paper"
    2. Change the Color Mode to "RGB" (Red/Green/Blue)
    3. Set the Resolution to 150
  4. Using Adobe Photoshop, use the transform command "Scale" and resize the photo so that you can fit multiple photos on a page.
  5. Watch this video on how to use Guides and Grids in Photoshop and Illustrator
  6. Be sure to apply appropriate labels to the photos, to help illustrate the filter effect.
  7. Complete this for each filter set.
  8. When you have completed this assignment, you will have a different filter-set sheet for each category listed below. (If you do not see all of these categories in your Filter dropdown menu in Photoshop, go to Edit > Preferences > Plug-Ins and make sure the box is checked for "Show all Filter Gallery groups and names")
    • Artistic
    • Blur
    • Brush Strokes
    • Distort
    • Noise
    • Pixelate
    • Render
    • Sharpen
    • Sketch
    • Stylize
    • Texture
    • Adaptive Wide Angle
    • Lens Correction
    • Liquify
  9. When you have completed your filter study, read the Acrobat Instructions on the drop down menu and follow the directions to complete the Multi-page PDF Creation.
  10. Finish this assignment by writing a one-paragraph essay (in Microsoft Word) describing what steps you took to create the end-product, and how you feel it might benefit you in the future. Save this Word .doc file with your completed assignment.

Here is what your filter pages are to look like when you are completed with them. Each filter gallery must be represented.