Using the Filter Gallery

Using the Filter Gallery

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Use the Photoshop Filter Gallery



The Filter Gallery is loaded with several categories and filters. You can apply the filters to the entire image or just to selected areas.

Once you are in the Filter Gallery, you can add one filter or multiple filters at the same time.


Step One

Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open).

Step Two

Press Cmd/j (PC - Ctrl/j) to duplicate the Background layer.

Step Three

With the upper layer selected in the Layers panel, choose Filter > Filter Gallery.

Step Four

The gallery has several filter categories. To view the filters within a category, click the category triangle.

Step Five

To add a filter, click the filter and adjust the settings in the Filter panel.

Step Six

To add a second filter, click the Add New Effect Layer icon at the bottom of the panel. The new layer can be set to another filter by choosing a new filter. The image is now affected by both filters.

Step Seven

You can reorder the filters by dragging them up or down the panel.

Step Eight

Once you are satisfied with your settings, click OK and your settings are applied.

Deleting a Filter

To delete a Effect Layer, select the layer and click the Trash icon at the bottom of the panel.


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