In this Photoshop video tutorial, Richard Harrington harnesses the fade command to get new design options and maximize the filters available in Adobe Photoshop. The fade command allows you to use blending modes as well as make opacity changes to a filter, this can give you entirely new results you did not know came with your software. Some of the filters used to demonstrate this trick are glowing edges under the stylize menu, rough pastels under the artistic menu, smudge stick, smart filters, dark strokes under the strokes menu and film grain.
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