Diffuse Image in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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    To begin, we should either create a new document or open an existing one. There are other VisiHow videos on how to do that. A document has already been opened in the tutorial.
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    At the right-hand side, we make sure that we've selected the layer with which we will be working.
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    We click "Filter" at the top.
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    We move the cursor to "Stylize". The filters are in the alphabetical order.
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    We click "Diffuse..." to bring up a pop-up window.
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    In the pop-up window, we can view the preview by clicking and dragging it.
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    We can also zoom in with the "+" icon. This is the preferred option, as we will get a better idea of how the details will look.
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    We can zoom out with the "-" icon.
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    The default "Mode" is "Normal". This means that the pixels are diffused. The diffuse option just takes general pixels in the area and moves them around a little, so that the image looks slightly foggy in a way.
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    We can also select "Darken Only". The filter will only scatter dark pixels.
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    We can click "Lighten Only". The filter will only take light pixels.
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    We can click "Anisotropic". The filter will smooth the image. We can get nice effects, but, unfortunately, we cannot toggle the effect any further.
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    Once we are satisfied with the changes, we click "OK". This will apply the effect to the layer. We cannot see much of a difference until we zoom in.
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    Alternatively, we click "Cancel" if we decide that we don't want the effect after all.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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