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Intensify the Clouds filter with this trick (CS/CS2/CS3/CS4)

Added on Wednesday 20th of January 2010 02:17 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


While the Photoshop Clouds filter isn’t the best choice for rendering clouds, it’s very useful as a springboard for many different artistic techniques. Simply choose Filter > Render > Clouds to fill the layer with a random cloud pattern using your foreground and background colors, as shown in Figure A. But here’s a little tip: To intensify the effect a bit by adding more contrast, press and hold [option] ([Alt] in Windows) as you select the filter, for results similar to Figure B.