NVIDIA Freestyle is a new way for NVIDIA GPU owners to customize their gaming experience. Available in the GeForce Experience app for free, you can use Freestyle to add shaders, filters, and effects to your gameplay. I’ll walk you through the ins and outs of this new feature and how to use it in supported games.
Freestyle is very easy to use, there are 15 default filters, 38 different settings and all sorts of customizable combinations and visual settings available.
NVIDIA Freestyle step-by-step guide
Before we begin, you must have an NVIDIA graphics card and GeForce Experience installed to use NVIDIA Freestyle.
To use it, first click the arrow to the right of the taskbar to show hidden icons. After that, right click on the NVIDIA icon and select NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
Not all games are supported. For a list of supported games, click the settings gear in GeForce Experience, then under the General tab, scroll down to FREESTYLE and click it. Then click View Supported Games. Then open any supported game you want to apply NVIDIA Freestyle Game Filters to.
Once in the game, press Alt + F3 to open the in-game Freestyles overlay. Now that the menu is open, you can switch between different styles and you will see active previews when you change settings. Click the + sign to add new filters.
While there is already software to change in-game graphics, Freestyle runs straight from GeForce Experience, so you don’t have to worry about cheat compatibility and performance will be better than third-party apps.
You can add multiple filters at once. Each filter can be configured separately with individual settings for each filter. In total, you can create three filter profiles that you can switch between.
On top of that, the controls you have to tweak are much more impressive.
It may take a while to tweak the settings to your liking, but there really is no limit to what NVIDIA Freestyle can do. Since it can customize whatever the GPU displays, you can even add green screens, change the background, tweak the colors and settings to a certain depth, or just completely change the look and feel of your game without limits.
In this first image, we’ve added a black and white filter, but only up to a certain depth. It doesn’t just remove color at a certain level up the screen, but it removes it for rendered objects at a certain distance.
You can even add effects or new images to items. For example, the green screen effect lets you remove the sky and add your own. With just a few minutes of tweaking, I was able to create an impromptu night mode in Apex Legends. Remember, you can add as many filters as you like and customize their strength and appearance.
If you need more help with NVIDIA Freestyle or want to understand the full potential of this software, NVIDIA’s website is a great place to start. You can also contact me if you have any specific questions.