Effect Settings

This topic outlines the settings that are available for each image effect as seen on the Image Effects dialog.

 

Blur Effect

This effect blurs an image.

Settings

Filter size:

A number between 1 and 200 indicating the size of the filter to use. The larger the filter, the stronger the effect.

Intensity:

The intensity of the blurring represented as a percentage number between 1 and 100.

Brightness/Contrast Effect

This effect allows you to adjust the brightness and contrast of an image.

Settings

Brightness:

The brightness controls how light or dark the image will be. Moving the slider to the left makes the image darker while moving it to the right, lightens the image.

Contrast:

The contrast emphasizes or de-emphasizes the difference between lighter and darker regions. Moving the slider to the left decreases the apparent differences in lightness between lighter and darker regions while moving it to the right, increases them.

Crackle Effect

This effect makes the image appear like cracked ceramic glaze.

Settings

Depth:

The sharpness of the cracks. This can be a number between 0 and 100.

Mode:

The crackle mode to use. Choose a number between 0 and 4.

Edge Detector Effect

This effect finds edges in an image and coverts it to a white background and black edges.

Settings

Detail:

A number between 0 and 10 representing the detail used when finding edges. Larger values yield more detail.

Low:

A percentage value between 1 and 100.

High:

A percentage value between 1 and 100.

Elliptical Effect

This effect converts the image into an ellipse.

Settings

X Radius:

The horizontal radius of the ellipse. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.

Y Radius:

The vertical radius of the ellipse. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.

X Offset:

The number of horizontal pixels to offset from the center of the image. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Y Offset:

The number of vertical pixels to offset from the center of the image. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Mode:

The elliptical mode to use. Choose from:

Horizontal

Compress the image horizontally inside of the ellipse.

Vertical

Compress the image vertically inside of the ellipse.

Both

Compress the image both vertically and horizontally inside of the ellipse.

Emboss Effect

This effect makes the image appear as if it was a three dimensional piece of metal.

Settings

Light angle:

The angle (in degrees) of the light source. This angle can be a number between -180 and 180.

Light height:

The height (in degrees) of the light source. This angle can be a number between 0 and 180.

Depth:

The depth of the effect. This can be a number between 1 and 500.

 

Gaussian Noise Effect

This effect applies gaussian noise to the image. This results in a grainy or textured appearance.

Settings

Intensity:

The intensity of the noise to apply. This can be a number between 1 and 32767.

Monochromatic:

Apply the noise equally to all pixel channels.

Gauze Effect

This effect generates a soft focus gauzed appearance.

Settings

Blur:

The amount to blur the image. This can be a percentage number between 0 and 100.

Sharpen:

The amount to sharpen the image. This can be a percentage number between 0 and 100.

Clarity:

The amount to clarify the image. This can be a percentage number between 0 and 100.

Mode:

The mode to use. Choose from:

Desaturated

Desaturate the image.

High Contrast

Use high contrast.

Full Color

Use full color.

Max

Use maximum amount of color. The Clarity value is not used.

Min

Use minimum amount of color. The Clarity value is not used.

Grayscale Effect

This effect is similar to a black-and-white photograph.

Settings

There are no settings for this effect.

Halftone Effect

This effect generates a black and white image dithered to large "halftone" dots.

Settings

Dot size:

The maximum size of the dots. This can be a number between 1 and 10.

Smooth dots:

Smooth the dots. If unchecked, the dots will appear solid black with sharp edges.

Lens Effect

This effect generates a spherical distortion of the image.

Settings

Max radius:

The maximum distance (in pixels) from the center for this effect. Any pixels past this distance will not be affected. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.

X Center offset:

The number of pixels to offset from center along the X axis (horizontally). This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Y Center offset:

The number of pixels to offset from center along the Y axis (vertically). This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Mosaic Effect

This effect makes the image appear as if it was created from mosaic tiles.

Settings

Square size:

The size of the square tiles. This can be a number between 1 and 50.

Motion Blur Effect

This effect applies a motion blur effect to the image.

Settings

Style:

The motion blur style to use. Choose from:

Linear

Blur the image in a line (normal motion blur).

Radial

Blur the image in a circle around a center point.

Zoom

Blur the image as if you were zooming in.

Angle:

The angle of motion for blurring. This can be a number between 0 and 360.

Note: This setting is only available for the Linear style.

Distance:

The distance to use between the original image and final blur step. This can be a number between 0 and 1000.

Blur steps:

The number of blur steps to use. This can be a number between 0 and 1000.

Negative Noise Effect

This effect adds negative exponential noise to the image.

Settings

Intensity:

How intense you want the noise to be. This can be a number between 1 and 32767.

Monochromatic:

Apply the noise equally to all pixel channels.

Offset Effect

This effect slides the image by a specified amount.

Settings

X Offset:

The amount to slide the image horizontally. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Y Offset:

The amount to slide the image vertically. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Mode:

The offset mode to use. Choose from:

No Wrap

Do not wrap the images at the edges.

Wrap Both

Wrap the image both vertically and horizontally.

Wrap X

Wrap the image horizontally.

Wrap Y

Wrap the image vertically.

Oil Painting Effect

This effect makes the image appear as an oil painting.

Settings

Brush size:

The size of the brush to use. This can be a number between 1 and 500.

Density:

The density of the effect. This can be a number between 0 and 255.

Blend edges

Blend the edges of colors.

Perlin Effect

This effect creates a marbled, wavy, glassy, rippled effect..

Settings

Amount:

How smooth you want the effect. This can be a number between 1 and 10.

X Scale:

This controls the size of the perlin noise applied. This can be a number between 1 and 100.

Y Scale:

This controls the size of the perlin noise applied. This can be a number between 1 and 100.

Pinch Effect

This effect makes the image appear as if it has been pinched.

Settings

Max radius:

The maximum distance (in pixels) from the center. Pixels past this distance will not be affected. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.

Intensity:

The intensity of the pinch. This can be a number between 1 and 100.

X Center offset:

The number of pixels to offset from the center horizontally. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Y Center offset:

The number of pixels to offset from the center vertically. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Random Effect

This effect offsets the pixels in the image by a random amount causing a grainy blurred effect.

Settings

Amount:

The random amount to apply. This can be a number between 1 and 50.

Remove Scratches Effect

This effect removes dust and scratches or any other small sharp details from the image.

Settings

Filter size:

The strength of scratch removal. This can be a number between 2 and 100.

Detail:

The minimum amount of detail required before the removal is performed. This can be a number between 0 and 255.

Blend percent:

The amount to blend the difference in the image. This can be a number between 0 and 100 as a percentage value.

Scribble Effect

This effect generates an image that looks like it was drawn with paint and a heavy pen outline.

Settings

Mode:

The scribble mode to use. Choose from modes 0 to 3, each with their own effect.

Line darkness:

The darkness of the lines. This can be a number between 0 and 100.

Filter first

Apply the scribble mode before drawing the lines.

Sepia Effect

This effect makes the image appear similar to the photographs of the mid-to-late 19th century by applying a warm brown tone. You can also select a specific color to use in the effect instead of the brown tone.

Settings

Tint color:

The tint color to use in the effect. You can click the select button to bring up a color chooser.

Sharpen Effect

This effect sharpens the image.

Settings

Filter size:

The filter size to use (the larger the filter, the stronger the effect). This can be a number between 1 and 10.

Intensity:

The intensity of the sharpening. This can be a number between 1 and 100.

Solarize Effect

This effect sets the inverse of all colors above a certain lightness value.

Settings

There are no settings for this effect.

Spin Effect

This effect makes the image appear as if it is spinning.

Settings

Max radius:

The maximum distance from the center (in pixels) to apply the spin. Any pixels past this distance will not be affected. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.

Angle offset:

The angular distance to spin the image (in degrees). This can be a number between -180 and 180.

X Center offset:

The number of horizontal pixels to offset the spin from the center of the image. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Y Center offset:

The number of vertical pixels to offset the spin from the center of the image. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Spin Wave Effect

This effect is similar to the spin effect, but adds a wave to the spinning appearance.

Settings

Max radius:

The maximum distance from the center (in pixels) to apply the spin. Any pixels past this distance will not be affected. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.

Angle offset:

The angular distance to spin the image (in degrees). This can be a number between -180 and 180.

Waves:

The intensity of the wave used in the effect. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.

X Center offset:

The number of horizontal pixels to offset the spin from the center of the image. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Y Center offset:

The number of vertical pixels to offset the spin from the center of the image. This can be a number between -1000 and 1000.

Stipple Effect

This effect makes the image appear stippled.

Settings

Spot size:

The size of the spots to use. This can be a number between 0 and 100.

Filter:

The type of filter to use when stippling. This can be a number between 0 and 4.

Noise first

Apply the noise before the filter.

Tint Effect

This effect adjusts the color balance by simulating a "tint" control on a television.

Settings

Moving the slider left (towards Red) enhances red and moving the slider to the right (towards Green) enhances green.

Uniform Noise Effect

This effect applies uniform noise to the image. As with the other types of noise effects, it makes the image appear grainy.

Settings

Intensity:

How intense you want the noise to be. This can be a number between 1 and 32767.

Monochromatic:

Apply the noise equally to all pixel channels.

Watercolor Effect

This effect makes the image appear as a hand-tinted photograph.

Settings

Blur:

The amount to blur the image. This can be a number between 1 and 100 representing a percentage value.

Increase contrast

Increase the contrast of the image after applying the effect.

Lighten image

Lighten the image after applying the effect.

Wow Effect

This effect can't be described in any other way than...Wow!

Settings

Style:

The style to use, choose from Wow and Stretch.

Max radius:

The maximum distance from the center of the image (in pixels) for this effect. Any pixels past this distance will not be affected. This can be a number between 1 and 1000.