Effects at your fingertips

Photoshop's native filter set provides a plethora of tools that enable you to achieve powerful and diverse results. In this feature, we've incorporated a selection of filters into quick and effective five-click effects. These mini-tutorials demonstrate the all-too-often undiscovered potential of these native filters.

There are many who dismiss filter use in general, saying that filter effects all bear a signature look. This may be true enough when it comes to certain third-party filters and even some of the native Photoshop filters. However, this blanket dismissal is erroneous because there's plenty that can be achieved when certain filters are incorporated into your workflow, alongside other Photoshop tools and functions.

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