What is the Filter Gallery in Photoshop

The Filter Gallery allows you to apply certain effects to your image. You can access the filter gallery through the menu tab by going to Filter>Filter Gallery… Here you can apply many different effects to your images such as a colored pencil, cutout, accented edges, and much more.

finding and using filter gallery

Every filter in Photoshop‘s Filter Gallery is a smart filter, which means that you can apply multiple filters to the same layer (as long as it’s a smart object) and each will be non-destructive to your image (since smart filters don’t affect your original image).

filter gallery options window

To change your layer to a smart object, right-click the layer and select “Convert to Smart Object”. Now you can apply filters non-destructively.