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Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial

By Thursday, August 2, 2018 (MDT) 3 Comments
Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial

Creative Team Member, Barbara, shares her Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial.

Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial

1. Background

A tutorial on Pinterest shared how to create color swatches in Photoshop, and I fell in love with one of the steps, that inspired the effect achieved in this Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial.

You will find this effect to be quick, easy and so striking.

Note that the settings shared may be adjusted as preferred.

Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial

2. Create Foundation

Select a paper to create your foundation background.

  • Select and place ArtsyPaper5.jpg  from ArtPlay Palette Artsy using the Move Tool from the Tools Panel.
  • Recolor the upper right portion of the paper, using a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer, to coordinate with your photo.

Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial

3. Crystallize Filter

Apply the Crystallize Filter to the artsy paper.

  • Go to Filter> Pixelate> Crystallize .
  • Enter 45 into the ‘Cell Size’ box.
  • Click OK.

Crystallize Filter Background Tutorial

4. Conclusion

This crystallize technique is works REALLY well with artsy papers from ArtPlay Palettes.

You can also duplicate your background paper, apply the Crystallize Filter and apply the Blending Modes of your choice.

Also try experimenting with applying the filter to your photos to see what happens.

I know I’m going to use this technique again and again, playing around with different settings.

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Lindy Krickbaum

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