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6.2 Miscellaneous

Hi, welcome back. In this lesson, I'll show you how to use the miscellaneous filters. In the previous lesson, I showed you how to apply blur and sharpen filters. But we have a lot more, slightly unusual filters that we can apply to an image. If we go to our filters window and we'll see the next heading that we can choose from is the correct drawing line heading. And the first filter that we can apply is the correct line width filter. To show you that, I need to go to the pen tool and draw a few different lines on the canvas of different widths. And once I've done that, I can go back to the filter, choose correct line width. And we have a few different options we can change. So, this is a really useful filter. If you've drawn your lines, you're really happy with how your drawings come out. But what you're not happy with, is the scale of your line compared to your illustration. So, if you've drawn all your lines a little bit too thin and they are becoming lost you can choose your content of process to be thicken width, and then as we drag this slider along, towards the right, all of our lines, you can see, become thicker and thicker. Also, if you've drawn your lines too thick, you can change from thicken width to thin width. And that makes our lines thinner and thinner the more we drag to the right. When we leave one line pixel ticked on, that means that our lines can't go any smaller than one pixel thick. That way, you see, if I tick it off, our lines would be lost, apart from this one here. But, when we have that ticked on, we don't lose our lines. They've gone to the absolute minimum size, which is one pixel thin. The next filter we have, I can move to the other document I've got opened here. So the next filter we have is the remove dust filter. So this document is basically a A4 piece of paper that I've scanned, a completely blank A4 piece of paper. But what I've also included is a little bit of dust and a little bit of eraser dirt, so you can see a couple of specks here and here and here. We need to remove those, if you want clean line work. So what we can do is go to filter, choose correct drawing line again, and choose remove dust. So by default, this is set to delete point in white background. And that works perfectly for us because we have a flat image which has a white background and that marks on a white background. If you've gone to the trouble of cleaning up your line work and then shifting it and removing it from a background, so essentially, you have it on a transparan, you can choose delete opaque points and that will delete any straight pixels and dirt marks on cleaned up line work. If you go back to the other document, I'll show you the very last filter we have and that is the mosaic filter. So, if you choose filter, effect, and mosaic, this is basically turning our image into a pixellated image. So, what we can do is change the block size. At the moment, we're set to around 14, and that's quite small blocks, and this image is recognizable. But the further I drag this towards the right, the larger our blocks become, and the less recognizable our image becomes. In the next lesson, I'm gonna show you how to use the transformative filters.

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