Adding a Smart Filter

As you, probably, know, a smart filter can only be applied to a smart object. To smart-filter an ordinary layer, you have to convert it to smart object (more about). If the current is not a smart object, the script creates a smart object for the composite image.

Although, in full Photoshop, a smart-filter is created automatically, whenever you apply any filter to a smart object, in PSE you need some help of Elements+:

  1. Open the "Smart Filters" dialog.
  2. Choose a filter in the "New filter" menu (fig. 1).
  3. In case a dialog box opens, adjust settings for the selected filter and click "OK" button (fig. 2).

    In the left panel of the "Smart Filters" dialog, there appears the first item. In the Layers palette, you can notice the "smart-filter" icon on the smart object's line.

  4. To add to smart object yet another filter, just use the drop menu once again.
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