Smart Filters

Unlike ordinary filters, "smart" ones let you process your images non-destructively. That is, later on you may change your mind and alter the filter settings, or utterly "unsharpen", "unblur", "undistort" it, etc..

Open Smart Filter Library actionTo access the smart filter related functions, you double-click the "Smart Filters" thumbnail in the Effects palette.

On the left side of the "Smart Filters" dialog box, you can see a list of smart filters that has been applied to the current smart object previously.

Under the Filter list, there is a drop menu, allowing you to add a new filter.

Another drop menu appears if the script finds supported third party plug-ins (more about).

On the right side of the dialog, you can find the traditional Commands panel.

A video on this topic is available here.

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Smart Filters window