Apply filters nondestructively with Smart Filters Photoshop CC


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Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters

The most important thing to know before you start working with filters is that if you simply select the filter from the list, Photoshop is going to apply that filter and make a permanent change to your image. For example, if I select the Filter menu and then we just add something like noise. When I click OK, we can see that Photoshop has changed the information in the image. Unless, I undo it right now, if I were to save this file, I would actually be saving the changed pixels and I couldn't get back to my original if I change my mind.

Let's go ahead and use Cmd+Z or Ctrl+Z in order to undo that. In order to make this flexible and nondestructive, before I add my filter, I'm going to select the Layer menu, and then choose Smart Objects, and Convert to Smart Object. Now that I have a smart object, I can add my filter as a smart filter. Now it doesn't look any different when I go into the Filter menu, but these will be added as smart filters. Instead of just adding noise, let's go ahea...

Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters
Video duration: 5m 56s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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