So after you spent hours and finished your work of art but you feel like it's lacking? My name is Drawsiree and today I want to show you 4 ways to improve your drawings using only Filters to give them a better finish and make them look more professional.


I will be using the new filters that CSP version 3.0 has:

  • Noise

+Chromatic Aberration


  • vintage movie

I will show you how I like to use them in my different illustrations.

Video Tutorial

Also, I have a video with all the information so check it out. 👇 🏾 👇 🏾


When you paint digitally your drawings will feel flat and dimensionless. Let's add noise because it's the easiest way to add a little texture and it will look better.

How to apply noise? We find the Noise effect in the Filter> Effect> Noise window.

When you select it, a dialog box will appear where you can change the mode of

color :


Gray: the grains have a shade of gray

Color: the beads have RGB tone



We can also decide the intensity of the effect (decrease or increase) depending on the finish you prefer. For an optimal result, I recommend between 15%-20%.

🔍 A close look to see the details



With "Noise" → Without "Noise"

Chromatic Aberration

The Chromatic Aberration filter separates the red, green and blue color channels and shifts them, also known as color halo, is a color distortion that creates an outline of an unwanted color along the edges of the objects.

First I'm going to duplicate the illustration. We select the top layer where we will apply the filter.

To access the filter, we will find it in the menu Filter > Effect > Chromatic Aberration.

We can choose the type of displacement: Linear, where you can configure the angle and intensity. There is also radial displacement, where you can set the angle and intensity.

Once the filter is applied, we will select the layer with the filter and use a blur eraser to erase part of the face so it looks better.

🔍 A close look to see the details

"Chromatic aberration" on → "Chromatic aberration" off

Chromatic Harmonization

Sometimes it happens to me that the colors are not convincing me so this is the best way to do it quickly without having to re-color.

First we duplicate our illustration and on that layer we will apply the Chromatic Harmonization filter

To access the filter, we will find it in the menu Edit > Tonal Correction > Chromatic Harmonization.

How does the filter work?

You can use gradients or images to apply a new color scheme to your image. There are already some images uploaded to CSP. It's an easy way to change the colors of your illustration without having to recolor.

Make sure you have the Preview box activated so you can see the changes.

Select whether you want to adapt the colors from an Image or a Gradient. Tapping the reference image will apply the colors to the selected layer.


Try several and experiment with them to see how the image changes. It can help you change the environment and the story you tell with your illustration.

You can also adjust the intensity of the tonal correction by decreasing the value.

🔍 A close look to see the details

"Color Harmony" on → "Color Harmony" off

Vintage film

The Vintage Film filter combines: chromatic aberration and noise to create that effect that makes it look like your illustrations were taken from an old film. It is a fun way to play with the color we can give it. It can help us change the atmosphere of your drawings and at the same time make it look like a retro filter.

To access it, you can find it in the menu Filter > Effect > Vintage Movie.

When the window opens, we can change the intensity of the effect and you can choose between three presets: Vintage, Modern and Warm.

Also, you can choose between different effects, adjust the intensity of the chromatic aberration effect and also the size of the noise effect particles.

Combining effects

The combination of different filters is possible since what we want to achieve is a better finish. Previously we applied the vintage film filter, then we will apply the Chromatic Harmonization filter to continue changing the atmosphere of the illustration. Then apply the chromatic aberration filter (15%).

🔍 A close look to see the details

With "Filters" → Without "Filters"


So that's all for today and I hope these tricks make your artwork look better than ever. If the video helped you, don't forget to like, share and comment which filter you like the most.

If you want to know what new things CSP has, here I'll leave you the video!

Until next time!!




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