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Fading a Filter Effect

Once you’ve applied a filter effect, Photoshop offers the option to fade it. The Fade command allows you to change the opacity of the filter effect and apply a variety of blending modes. Reducing the opacity minimizes the effect of the filter, and changing the blending mode can create many different and interesting effects. See “The Scope of Filters” on pages 292–325 for some examples.

Fading a Filter Effect

  1. The Fade command is available only after you’ve applied a filter, so the first step is to apply a filter to your image.


  2. Go to Edit > Fade “name of filter you have applied.” In this instance, the Charcoal filter is used.

  3. In the dialog box, you can change the Opacity and the (blending) Mode.

Showing the effect of the Fade command: the Opacity has been reduced slightly and the blending mode changed to Exclusion. This creates interesting color shifts, with many of the orange hues changing to blue hues.


After the Charcoal filter is applied.

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