When it comes to adding Shaders to Minecraft, many people believe that this process is very technical and complicated. The truth is that you only need to know the right way of doing this without hassle. There is no need trying to rack your brains again as the details below will show you how such can be done without any problem.
Step 1 - You will need to download & install OptiFine. This will help to optimize the performance of any Shaderpack you plan to install. Also, ensure you are installing the latest version of OptiFine for best results. For this tutorial I will sweat 1.17.1.
Step 1.1 - Go to the optifine official website.
Step 1.2 - Run the installer and press Install. When finished, press "OK".
Step 2 - Now, download any Shaderpack of your choice. There are tons of them online. While some are rich with features, others are not. The best part is that you won’t need to bother about any issue of compatibility. This is because shaderpacks have been created to work 100% with Minecraft and OptiFine. There are sites like Minecraftshader.com and Curseforge.com that have several Shaders packs for you to download. Therefore, just download any one of your choice and move to the next step below.
Step 3 - The next thing to do after downloading your preferred shaderpack is opening Minecraft launcher. This will enable you have the OptiFine version played. On the main menu of Minecraft, click on Options > Video Settings. On the next stage, Shaders should be clicked on.
Step 4 - On Minecraft’s bottom left, there is Shaders Folder which you need to click on. It will open up.
Step 5 - Once you have done this, it is now very easy to add shaders to Minecraft. All you have to do is copy the shaderpack you have downloaded in step 2 above and paste it in the shaders folder. Just restart the game and you will see that your favorite shaderpack has been added successfully to Minecraft.
You can see that it is a very easy and straightforward process.
The result looks something like this