Introducing Smart Filters


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Introducing Smart Filters

The one downside to using regular filters is that typically you copy a layer, you apply the filter, and then you can't change any of the filter settings after the fact. Well, in order to have even more flexibility, say to change the filter settings or to change the blending mode, just all of these different options kind of built into one, you can use something that's called Smart Filters. Because these are so really effective and helpful, I thought it would be helpful to step back just for a few seconds and deconstruct how these work. Well, what you typically need to do is first convert a layer for Smart Filters or convert a layer to a Smart Object.

You can do that either by going to your Filter menu and selecting Convert for Smart Filters, or you can right-click or Ctrl+Click right on the layer and then make that selection as well to convert that to a Smart Object. Then what the Smart Object is it allows you to apply a filter but it has a built-in memory. In other words, you can ...

Introducing Smart Filters
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Introducing Smart Filters provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

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Photography
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