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Filters
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Filters are little scripts or operations you can run on your drawing. You can visualize them as real-world camera filters that can make a photo darker or blurrier. Or perhaps like a coffee filter, where only water and coffee gets through, and the ground coffee stays behind.
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Filters are unique to digital painting in terms of complexity, and their part of the painting pipeline. Some artists only use filters to adjust their colors a little. Others, using Filter Layers and Filter Masks use them to dynamically update a part of an image to be filtered. This way, they can keep the original underneath without changing the original image. This is a part of a technique called 'non-destructive' editing.
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Filters can be accessed via the :guilabel:`Filters` menu. Krita has two types of filters: Internal and G'MIC filters.
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Internal filters are often multithreaded, and can thus be used with the filter brush or the adjustment filters.

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