Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters


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Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters

One of the first things you're going to want to learn how to do when you start working with Filters on your images is learn how to apply them in a non-destructive way. By default, if you just go to the Filter menu and start choosing one of these filters to apply to the image, it's going to be applied directly to the layer that you had chose in the Layers panel, and it will permanently alter those pixels there. So, when you want to apply a filter as a Smart Filter to a particular layer, the easiest way to do that is simply go to the Filter menu, and one of the commands at the very top here is Convert for Smart Filters.

And what Smart Objects do is they embed a full copy of that particular layer within the Photoshop file so that you never destroy those pixels, or damage those pixels. So, let's go ahead and choose that command, Convert for Smart Filters. And the first time you use that menu command, this little message box comes up and says, "Hey you know if we are going t...

Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters
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Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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