by Julieanne Kost
Have you ever wanted to find the average color of a bunch of pixels? You know, as if they were different types of ice cream and you melted them together to find the average taste? Ok, well not exactly like that, but selecting Filter > Blur > Average, will take all of the colors in your image (or in a selection), finds the average and fills the selection (or entire image) with that color. One interesting note is that running the filter over areas that include transparency produces unexpected results. Chris tried to explain to me why this is, but I had a brain freeze from the ice cream.