Filters are Missing in Photoshop CS6!

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Where Did They Go?!

As mentioned, some of the filters have been tucked away to keep the Filter menu clean, but they were not removed completely. For example, you were once able to access the texture based filters under the Filter > Texture menu. Now, in order to view these few filters that are no longer under the Filter menu, you need to open up the Filter Gallery.

Filter Gallery

Once in the Filter Gallery, you’ll have access to all the filters that appeared to have been removed in Photoshop CS6. The Filter Gallery can be seen below.

Filter Gallery

But I Want Them In The Menu!!

Greedy, aren’t you? Well, if you really want that long, cluttered Filter menu, you’re in luck! In Photoshop’s preferences, there’s an option to show all the filters in the Filter menu. To find this option, enter the Plug-Ins preferences:

Mac: Photoshop > Preferences > Plug-Ins (Command + K)
Windows: Edit > Preferences > Plug-Ins (Ctrl + K)

Once in the Plug-Ins preferences, turn on the Show All Filter Gallery groups and names option.

Filter Preferences

Once you press OK, your Filter menu will be back to it’s clutter self again. Enjoy!


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