What are Neural Filters?
Brush and touch up your subjects’ skin effortlessly with the Skin Smoothing filter. Simple sliders for Smoothness and Blur allow you to remove tattoos, freckles, scars, and other elements on faces and skin in an instant.
The more times you save a JPEG file, the more likely your image will look fuzzy or pixelated. You may see artifacting (obvious visual anomalies) due to the compression algorithms used to reduce the file size. Reverse the process with this filter and fine-tune it by adjusting the edge of your image with either a high, medium, or low level of blur.
Just like it sounds, this filter allows you to take the look of one image — the color, hue, or saturation — and put it on another. Sliders for Style Strength, Brush Size, and Blur Background as well as checkboxes like Preserve Color and Focus Subject let you customize how much of the look your picture ends up with.
Zoom in closely on a subject while keeping details sharp. Enhance facial features, reduce noise, and remove compressed artifacts to let your subject — whatever it is — shine through in extreme close-up.
Apply the same makeup settings to various faces with this useful tool. Add new makeup to a photo or completely change your model’s current makeup in post-production to get exactly the right look for your shot.
Add haze to your photo automatically. Mask out the foreground, add a layer of haze, and adjust accordingly. Use the ready-made sliders in Photoshop to tone up or down the amount of haze, as well as its color temperature, tint, saturation, and more.
Bring the best of two images together to create totally unique landscapes. Start with your landscape photo, then choose a reference landscape shot. Landscape Mixer will pull elements from both photos to create a new image. Use the Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Sunset sliders to control the appearance of the time of day and season.
Pour gorgeous colors from one photo to the next in just a few seconds. Use Color Transfer to apply the color palette from any reference image onto the photo of your choosing. Play with infinite reference photo options, experiment with color moods, and breathe new life into old photos.
When applying a Neural Filter, make sure to always add a duplicate layer on your image to preserve the original source image. “What I recommend people to do on output is select Duplicate Layer so you have another layer that has all your colors and edits,” says Ramirez.
If your filters are meant for your subject’s face, implement a layer mask manually for smoother blending between layers. “Sometimes the filter just overlays pixels, and they don’t look as good on top of the original image,” Ramirez explains. “You can definitely do it by hand in some instances and you probably get better results.”
Before you make any changes, see what they would look like on your image with the Preview button. Or if you don’t like the direction your photos take with filters on, click Reset and start over again.
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