Raster Graphics 2020 – Filters w/ Photopea

I can effectively utilize the capabilities of Filters in Photopea.  

Video Link:


Topics Discussed:

  • Filter Gallery
  • Destructive Edit


Click on the picture of the pretty white rose at the bottom of this page to open the full-size copy, and save the full-size copy to your desktop. The file should be called “justrose.jpg”. Open this file in Photopea.

Open the Filter Gallery (Filter menu -> Filter Gallery) and search through the available filters, noting the Properties panel on the right hand side for each. See how each filter affects the image, and play with the Properties sliders and controls to see how the Properties affect the filter.

Look through all the filters, and pick five that you particularly like. Remember these five for the next part of the project; write them down on a piece of paper if it helps you remember the names of the filters.

Change the rose photo using one of your favorite filters. Export the picture as a JPEG with the name of the filter you used (For example: ”Neon Glow.jpg”). Note that when you apply this filter, it will permanently change the image. This is known as a Destructive Edit, because it will permanently alter the image when you save the .PSD document (or export it as a .JPG).

Open a new copy of “justrose.jpg” and repeat this process four more times, with a different filter each time. You should have five pictures, each with a different filter, when you are done.

Design a composition in Vectr using your five different pictures. One picture should be bigger than the rest (The focal point or “dominant image”).

Pick out your favorite filter image to make the dominant image. Fill up the page with the pictures. Near each picture (using Proximity!), use the Type tool to write a caption with the name of the filter you used.

When finished, save the file as <your name>.filters.jpg (or .png), and upload this file and all five of the rose pictures to the “Rose Filters 2020” assignment post on our Google Classroom page.

Please note that you should be turning in six files to receive full credit: The Vectr image you created, plus all five of the rose images you created in Photopea!



Assigned: September 24th, 2020

Teacher Pacing Due Date: September 28th, 2020

Raster Graphics 2020 – Color Splash w/ Photopea

Objective: I can use clipping masks and adjustment layers to make a selected portion of a color image appear black-and-white.

Video Link:

Adobe Photoshop Selective Colour / Colour Splash Effect:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqr-DdJMq8w

Topics Discussed:

  • Magic Wand
  • Tolerance
  • Contiguous Selection
  • Black & White Adjustment Layer
  • Clipping Mask


Open the “bouquet.jpg” file below in Photopea. Use the Magic Wand selection technique demonstrated in class to select the red elements in the photograph (the flowers and the berries). Inverse the selection and apply a Black & White Adjustment Layer to turn everything except the flowers black and white. You may also apply a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer to change the color of the flowers, or a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer to lighten the flowers. Save the file as “YOURNAME bouquet.psd” and place a copy in the “Color Splash” assignment post on our Google Classroom page.    


Assigned: September 23rd, 2020
Teacher Pacing Due Date: September 24th, 2020

It’s super effective!