What’s a slazzer? Well, that’s anyone’s guess. But the term comes from ‘slash and zazzer’. Photoshop users have been racking their brains over what exactly is a zazzer for quite some time now. The solution to this conundrum was finally revealed in one of Adobe’s recent blog posts: it stands for ‘zoom and accentuate filter’. Phew! That makes sense… Right? If you love adding filters to your images, as many Photoshop gurus do, you’ll find Slazzer an extremely useful tool with which to experiment even further. However, it can be quite challenging at first to get acquainted with its methods and usage. In this article we will explain how to use Slazzer in Photoshop CC (and above) so you can start putting the filter to good use in your own projects without any difficulty or confusion
What is Slazzer in Photoshop?
If you’re brand new to the whole concept of filters, we’d recommend reading our guide to photoshop filters first in order to understand where slazzer fits into the grand scheme of things. Put simply, a filter is a pre-built setting that can be applied to your image to achieve a specific effect. They can be very useful for virtually any type of project, whether you’re simply trying to enhance an image or radically transform it beyond recognition. You can, of course, create your own custom filters to save time, but many filters are available right out of the box. Slazzer is one such filter that allows you to make some pretty dramatic changes to your images. Essentially, Slazzer will zoom into your image, adjust the levels and the colour, and then accentuate certain elements such as the contours of a subject’s face or the lines in a city skyline. It’s a pretty powerful filter that can really transform an image and make it stand out!
How to use Slazzer in Photoshop
To start using Slazzer in Photoshop, open up an image in the program and select the ‘Zoom and Slazzer’ option from the ‘Filter’ menu. You can also use a keyboard shortcut by pressing ‘ctrl + f’. The ‘Zoom and Slazzer’ dialogue box will open up, and the next step is to choose the parameters you want applied to your image. You’ll notice that there are three parameters in the ‘Zoom and Slazzer’ dialogue box: ‘Levels’, ‘Zoom’ and ‘Accentuate’. Select the parameter you’d like to change and then use the sliders to adjust them. Finally, click ‘OK’ to apply the filter.
Where to find Slazzer in Photoshop
You can find b in the ‘Filter’ menu. It’s towards the end of the list, under ‘Z’. The option will be labelled ‘Zoom and Slazzer’.
To conclude, Slazzer is a fascinating filter that allows you to zoom into your image, adjust the levels and the colour, and then accentuate certain elements such as the contours of a subject’s face or the lines in a city skyline. Luckily, once you get the hang of how to use Slazzer in Photoshop, you’ll be able to create some truly unique images in a matter of seconds!