Smart Filters in Photoshop can do wonders for your projects. They are as useful as they are simple to learn. Read along with us to understand why exactly they are called Smart. Hiding, reordering, duplicating, and even deleting a Smart Filter has been explained in detail in this guide. In addition to that, you will learn how to edit them and apply masks to them.
Understanding Smart Filters in Photoshop
Before we start, it is important to remember that any filter can be used as a smart filter. The only difference is that they are applied on a Smart Object which makes them Smart Filters. There are many advantages of using Smart Filters in Photoshop. The main advantage is that they are non-destructive which means that they do not affect the original quality of the image. So after Smart Filters are applied, their layer appears below the layer of the Smart Object on which they are applied.
Apply Smart Filters in Photoshop
Using Smart Filters
Hiding Smart Filters in Photoshop is pretty simple. Just press the eye icon which will be present next to the Smart Filter layer. If you want to hide all the Smart Filters at once, simply press the eye icon next to the line of Smart Filters. In order to unhide the filters in both methods, you have to click again in the column.
Reorder the Smart Filters
You should know that you can apply Smart Filters in Photoshop from the bottom up. In order to reorder them, simply drag them up and down in the Layers Panel.
Duplicating the Smart Filters
To duplicate the Smart Filters, simply press Alt and Drag the filter to a new Smart Object. In macOS, you can press Option and then drag the Smart Filters.
Drag a single Smart Filter in the drag icon to delete it. For multiple filters, go to Smart Filter in the Smart Object layer and then select Clear Smart Filters.
Mask Smart Filters in Photoshop
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