Neural Filters list and FAQ

Learn more about the AI-driven filters available in the Neural Filters gallery, as well as answers to commonly asked questions.

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Explore a range of creative ideas with new re-imagined filters powered by Adobe Sensei. With Neural Filters in Photoshop, colorize your old black and white photos, alter facial expressions, realistically blur backgrounds in a snap, or drastically edit your portraits. 

Featured Neural filters

Smart Portrait

The Smart Portrait filter simplifies complex portrait editing workflows in a few simple steps. The Smart Portrait filter adjusts portraits creatively by generating new elements for Happiness, Surprise, Anger, Facial Age, Gaze, Hair Thickness, Head Direction, and Light Direction.

Portrait age

Skin Smoothing

Save precious time when editing portraits with the Skin Smoothing filter. Quickly smooth blemishes, skin spots, and acne with one click.

Skin Smoothing

Super Zoom

Quickly zoom in and crop an image with the Super Zoom filter, then let Photoshop add detail to compensate for the loss of resolution.

Super Zoom

JPEG Artifacts Removal

The JPEG Artifacts Removal filter removes artifacts resulting from JPEG compression. 

JPG Artifacts Removal


Bring your vintage photos back to life with the Colorize Filter to quickly add color to your black and white photographs. You can add one to many focal points to enhance colorization in a specific area in your photo and set other attributes.

Faded or over-/underexposed images may result in less accurate color predictions. This may be fixed by making a Curves or Camera Raw adjustment to improve brightness and contrast before applying the filter.


Style Transfer

Explore new looks to your imagers with the Style Transfer filter. This filter applies selected artistic styles to your images, sparking new creative ideas.

Style Transfer

Makeup Transfer

Do you want to change your whole look without changing your makeup? This Makeup Transfer filter applies a similar style of make up to the eyes and mouth area from one open image to another.

Makeup Transfer

Beta Filters

Photo Restoration

Need to restore old photos? Try the new Photo Restoration Neural filter, powered by Artificial Intelligence, to fix your old family photos or restore prints in Photoshop. 

Apply Photo Restoration to your old pictures


Use the Harmonization neural filter to match the color and tone of one layer to another to create a flawless composite image.

This filter comes with refinement controls in the form of slider bars to help you tweak the intensity of the effects. 

With the August 2022 Photoshop release, the Harmonization neural filter has been updated to ensure users get optimum harmonized results in their workflows.  


Landscape Mixer

The Landscape Mixer is a super-creative and handy tool for professionals and concept artists when they need to toy with backgrounds in landscape images, design whimsical scenes, or create visually powerful composite landscape images.

Use the updated Landscape Mixer neural filter to form new blended images by combining together input and reference images. Toggle to avail of the given presets or create your custom images. 

This AI-enabled neural filter is trained to look at a reference image and apply the style to an original image to fashion a breathtaking visual. 

Landscape mixer

Depth Blur

The Depth Blur filter creates environmental depth in an image to feature a foreground or background object. You can also use this to add haze around your subject and adjust the temperature of the surroundings to make it warmer or cooler. 

When using the Depth Blur filter with any other filter, the progress dialog might not appear until the end of the processing of the image.

Depth-Aware Haze

Color Transfer

Use the Color Transfer neural filter to take the color palette from a reference image and apply it to the color palette of your image.

This filter comes with its own slider bars to help you tweak the brightness, saturation, luminescence, and color settings of your image. Choose from the given preset images or create your custom from a reference image of your choice.

Color transfer

Frequently asked questions about Neural Filters

What operating systems are required to use Neural Filters?

Neural Filters will run on the following operating systems:

macOSAll filters will be available on macOS starting with 10.15. 

Windows: All Win 10 versions and later support Neural Filters.

Do I need to download the filters locally or do some filters work in the cloud?

Most of the filters work locally, so you need to download them before you can use them.  

Some filters, such as Smart Portrait (Beta) and Depth Blur (Beta), process some operations in the cloud. Internet connectivity is required to fully benefit from the filters.

How can I update my filters?

We are continuously working to improve the performance of the machine learning models that the filters are based on. When updates become available Photoshop will request that you update your filters.

How large are the filter downloads?

They range from less than 1 MB (Skin Smoothing) to more than 650 MB (Style Transfers). Some filters are based on smaller machine learning models, while others on bigger ones. However, we are continuously working to optimize the sizes of each model.

Do the filters use the GPU or CPU?

Each filter will first try using your local computer's GPU. If your computer doesn’t have a performance GPU, the filters will default to the CPU. A high-performance GPU is not required.

Can I delete a filter from my local machine?

Yes. You can access the filters at the following locations. Each subfolder contains one model.

  • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/UXP/PluginsStorage/PHSP/23/Internal/ 
  • Windows: %appdata%\Roaming\Adobe\UXP\PluginsStorage\PHSP\23\Internal\\PluginData

Is Adobe collecting my information? What type of information?

  • Adobe collects anonymous behavioral data (clicks, likes, slider drags)
  • Adobe collects images anonymously when you include them in your feedback, and will not associate these images with a person or user
  • Adobe collects data for the purpose of optimizing the machine learning models to generate better results

How is Adobe handling inclusivity and biases?

Since the gallery is used mostly on portraits, and the filters are based on new technology, unforeseen results can occur with respect to inclusivity and biases. Adobe is committed to ensuring inclusivity and equity. If you experience any biased results, please contact us using the feedback mechanism.

We are constantly working on improving the technology behind the filters to reduce the number of biased or undesirable results to zero, and have a process in place to handle such experiences in real time, should they occur.


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