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Photoshop plug-ins for retouching
Soft filter

Quick introduction

This plug-in lets you apply a uniform or a radial soft filtering to the photo. Use levels, graduated effect or radial effect to modify the result. This is the Soft Filter plug-in’s control panel. Click on the image for a larger view. It works with the following image modes: 8 & 16 bit/channel: RGB, CMYK, Grayscale, Duotone, Lab.

Main controls

Effect  sets the amount of filtering, or in other words the strength of the soft filter. Radius  sets the size of the soft-filter.


In the following examples the radius was consistently set at10, while the effect was changed.
Effect = 50
Effect = 80
Effect = 100

Retouch levels

The three slider Lights, Midtones and Darks are common to most Power Retouch plug-ins and they adjust the level of retouching applied to the
respective brightness levels. In other words with our soft filter, you can for example soften the lights more than the shadows.

Radial effect

These controls lets you leave the centre as it is, while softening the image more and more towards the edges.
Center placement  lets you move the un-softened center by clicking the button and then clicking on the preview where you want the center.
Uniform softness = 100% radius = 20
Radial softness = 100% radius = 20 Center radius = 30