Having attained a certain age — somewhere between youthful zeal and elderly apathy, I seem to have in equal measure, a desire to keep learning and a cautious approach to new things. Fortunately, I attach more importance to the former. So, I have committed a portion of each week to my own "Playtime With Photoshop" class.
The most recent session was experimenting with filters, which a colleague had mentioned to me. While I may have prior to this been aware of their existence, they fell into the 'don't touch lest you mess something up' category.
So, throwing caution to the wind recently, I clicked on filters and had some fun. It was a fascinating exercise and I will be spending a little more time discovering the endless possibilities.
I share with you some of the sites that put me through the steps:
addictivetips Basic Guide to Photoshop Filters
echo enduring Photoshop Filter You Should Know
tutorial9 Photoshop's Filters
Adobe Photoshop Filter Basics