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Photoshop CS6 Beta Tip: Bring back original Filter menu

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
April 11, 2012

If you’ve downloaded Photoshop CS6 Beta, you may (or may not yet) have noticed that the Filter menu has had a bit of a reshuffle

If, like us, you’re used to seeing the Artistic, Sketch, Brush Strokes and other filter groups in this menu, but are surprised that they’re no longer visible, you can bring them back in the Preferences menu.

For Mac users, go to Photoshop>Preferences>Plug-Ins. For Windows, Preferences is found in the Edit menu. Inside Plug-Ins, the option to ‘Show all Filter Gallery groups and names’ will reveal the Filter menu as it appears in CS5 and earlier Photoshop.

Adobe’s thinking? Perhaps it was to consolidate all of the painterly and special effects filters out of the way and in the Filter Gallery – who knows!

Filter Gallery menu preference

  • gaurav kumar

    Thanx Man!!!

  • gaurav kumar

    Can u plz tell me something more about Ps cs6….

  • Attila

    Thank you!:)

  • Cheers! Not being a graphic artist, I never missed them until a graphic artist had to work with my computer. You saved us a lot of trouble :o)

  • Ly

    thanks so much !!!

  • ceggii

    so good, thanks man like you

  • maria v

    thank u!

  • Geniune Bhatti

    Thanks i have it..(“!”) Sketch Filter

  • Daan

    Tnx man! I needed that

  • ailin

    wowwwwww!thank you!you solved my problem!

  • Honestly! Sometimes I think developers have no idea how people use their software. I just love the Photocopy filter and have used it to create some cool logos. I felt a little panic when it wasn’t there. Thanks for helping me figure out how to get it back.

  • saka

    Thank you. I wanna only this …………….

  • Abhay

    Thankyou.I was so messed up,you solved my problem.

  • Michael

    And for Pc users?…

  • Simon Skellon

    Michael – PC users should look inside the Edit menu for their Preferences.

  • Amr

    Thx Very Much bro

  • Thamey

    Thank you so much. ^^

  • Nice info, beneficial and excellent design, reveal good stuff using ideas and concepts, lots of info and inspiration, both of which I need, because of this kind of helpful tips provided here.

  • Jilli

    Thnkx!!! 😀

  • Gypse

    I’ve done that and can now see the filters but they’re greyed out and I can’t use them on any kind of layer. PLEASE tell me WHY?????

  • Simon Skellon

    Gypse – perhaps make sure you’re working in RGB mode and 8-bit. Both of which can be found inside the Image menu and under Mode. Hope that solves it!

  • himanshu

    u r great man..

  • John TheBaptist

    Ok i can’t even click on MODE or ADJUSTMENT, or the filter gallery….
    i don’t get it…

  • John TheBaptist

    never mind that worked!

  • This is good information. It’s work perfectly. thanks.

  • Really great tips for Photoshop CS6 Beta and how to add it in photoshop manu . I have made this successful in this way . thanks

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  • Thanks for the hidden tips with bring back Filter menu on PS CS6.