I get asked all the time what is my favorite thing in Artisan 5. I have so many things I like about the software so I’ll share my favorite filter. Under Filters>Stylize> you’ll see Threshold as an option. I use this filter alot and it’s used on all the covers of my travel books and many other places too. It turns your photos into two colors. I use two high contrast colors. white and then a darker color to match my page. I then cut away the white. The effect is similar to a stamp effect but it is opaque. You can’t see thru it. If you do end up wanting to see through it you can decrease the opacity from the Quick Access Tool Bar (QAT). If you’ve never tried this filter go have a play with it. I think you’ll really enjoy the results and be sure and share your page in our Facebook Community. I’ve listed a couple videos and a challenge below for you to explore further. The Baltic Cities Cruise video will walk you through how I do my covers. I’ve also added a gallery below with some samples.