Photoshop goes Neural: Top 4 AI-based Filters


As we all know, a marketing professional is faced with creative-related tasks nearly every day. Photography is one of the most essential components of any brand. When developing a personal or company brand, the marketing professional needs to have the skills to edit and create photographs to be able to use them in social media promotion, website development, presentations and other marketing materials. It is well known that mastering graphic editors often seem to be quite a daunting process for some people.

On 20 October 2020, Adobe has released a new update which includes a new filter pack within Photoshop – the most advanced filters based on artificial intelligence and neural networks. This filter pack makes it possible for anyone without technical skills to “turn dreams into reality”.

These are the top 4 neural filters that worth trying:

1. Skin Smoothing

This filter could be helpful to anyone, as it can be used for creating photos for your CV, social media management, and creating professional images among photographers.

This filter allows you to remove imperfections on your face, achieving a ‘perfect skin’ effect. There are two options in the filter settings: Blur (max range: 100) & Smoothness (max range: 50).

Example: Skin Smoothing Filter

Skin Smoothing Filter

Left: Original | Right: Skin Smoothing Filter

Learn how to apply the Skin Smoothing filter with our Tutorial:

2. Style Transfer

This filter allows you to apply styles of artwork to your photo. There are currently 52 styles that you can use in this filter. Try it, you won’t regret it!

Example: Style Transfer Filter

Style Transfer Filter
Left: Original | Center: Style “The Starry Night” | Right: Style Transfer Filter

3. Smart Portrait

Filters from this group are the most interesting because they allow you to change the emotions on a person’s face, change the direction of a person’s gaze, change the structure of a person’s hair, age, head direction, etc.

Example: Happiness Filter

Happiness Filter
Left: Original | Right: Happiness Filter

Example: Facial Age Filter

Facial Age Filter
Left: Facial Age Filter – Younger | Center: Original | Right: Facial Age Filter – Older

Example: Gaze Filter

Gaze Filter

Left: Original | Right: Gaze Filter

4. Haze

This filter allows having the effect of fog without involving complex steps of photo editing.

Example: Haze Filter

Haze Filter
Left: Original | Right: Haze Filter

Recommended Reference:

Learn to use Neural Filters in Photoshop:


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Ekaterina Barras

Hello! It's a pleasure to meet you! In the blog "Lumos Maxima", you will find articles on the topics that will bridge the areas of marketing and design. The project's primary aim is to help people create a blog or build a startup by implementing a tailor-made design and apply it across various marketing touchpoints to market it efficiently. I offer a range of practical exercises to support my readers by illustrating step-by-step instructions and showing them how to create a brand project from A to Z. Get ready! You will learn how to edit photos professionally, build a website, create a logo, choose colour palettes and typography for your brand, work in InDesign and create a newsletter using state-of-the-art software tools. | Need help to change HTML code or any advice in Illustrator or InDesign? Just e-mail me or write on LinkedIn, and I can explain how it works. E-mail:


  1. Sofia Demidenko
    demidenko sofia on

    This is so useful! It is easy to get lost in the functions of Photoshop, but your video provided very clear step-by-step instructions! Will definitely be in use. Looking forward to reading more.

    • Ekaterina Barras
      Ekaterina Barras on

      Dear Sophia,

      Thank you for the feedback! Happy to hear that you find it useful.

      Best regards,
      Ekaterina Barras

  2. Demet Torul
    Demet Torul on

    I love style transfer, will definitely try that one out! Thanks for teaching Ekaterina! 🙂

    • Ekaterina Barras
      Ekaterina Barras on

      Dear Demet,

      Thanks for the feedback! By the way, we are planning to have a tutorial on creating the business card in InDesign. Sounds interesting?


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