Adjust filters using onscreen controls

Many filters have onscreen controls that let you manipulate parameters visually, by dragging in the Canvas.

Adjust a filter’s onscreen controls

  1. Select an applied filter in the Layers list or Timeline.

  2. In the toolbar, click and hold the 2D transform tools pop-up menu, then choose the Adjust Item tool.

    Selecting Adjust Item tool

    Onscreen controls for the selected filter appear in the Canvas.

  3. Drag the onscreen controls in the Canvas.

When you modify a filter parameter in the Canvas, the parameter values are updated in the Inspector, as well. For information about types of onscreen filter controls, see Types of onscreen controls.

Note: Many filter onscreen controls adjust multiple parameters. To modify one parameter at a time, use the Filters Inspector or HUD.