Photoshop Power Tools: Smart Filters


Ever wonder what all those Photoshop Smart Filters do? Ever tried to use them only to be less than thrilled with the result and have to undo a zillion times or completely start over? Well thanks to Smart Filters, those filters are now 100% non-destructive, they are editable, and they are super versatile!


Join me in learning how to add countless effects to your images by using Smart Filters with no fear!


Module Focus

Module 1: What Makes Them So Smart? | We will start by defining what a Smart Filter even is and establish what sets them apart from normal filters… in other words, “Just what is it that makes them so “Smart”? We will also go through the menu panels and options, and the order of operations when working with these Smart guys.


Module 2: Filters, Filters… and More Filters | We will sift through the options we are given in this extensive menu. We will determine which filters are relative to what we do as scrappers, designers, and photographers. We will compare and contrast filters of similar function. What’s the difference between Gaussian Blur and Surface Blur? And why does that difference matter? What about all of these artistic filters? Is there really any use for these? It’s time to get these questions answered, once and for all!


Module 3: Smart Filters Applied  | Now onto the main focus of this workshop… using Smart Filters to enhance and even transform our images and creations.  We will dive into those filters that are essential to our workflow. One by one we will demonstrate how they work and the obvious effects they were designed to produce. We will also explore the versatility of these filters and demonstrate how to use them in not so obvious ways to achieve different results. We have a lot to cover!


Workshop Includes

  • Full color PDF handouts
  • Private message board access


Workshop Details

Instructors Amanda Taylor
Duration Self-Paced
Skill Level Beginner to Intermediate
Dates Instant Access
Regular Price $25.00 | $12.50 Retirement Sale Ends November 20
Recommended Software Adobe Photoshop CS5 and above
Instructor's Software Adobe Photoshop CC 2015





Frequent Questions

Q. Is this class for Photoshop Elements users too?

A. Not at this time.


Q. Will this class make sense to me if I a beginner?

A. Yes!! As long as you are at least familiar with Photoshop … that is, you have made at least 1 scrapbook page using the program, you will be able to follow this workshop. Amanda has set the skill level at “Beginner to Intermediate” meaning that she will cover the basics first and then move into the more intermediate techniques.


Q. Is this a live event? Will I be required to visit the site at a certain time to watch the video training?

A. The Power of Smart Filters is presented via pre-recorded video lessons. As this is a self-paced class, you’ll be able to access the classroom and all class content immediately. Though there is less interaction in our self-paced classes, there will be a private forum set up if you have any questions while completing the course.


Q. How long will I have access to the class?

A. All Scrapaneer workshops you have purchased include forever access.


Have additional questions? Visit our FAQ center for quick answers. Or contact us directly at the Student Support center. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. 

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