The Blocks effect breaks an image into block or puzzle-like pieces.
To apply the Blocks effect
1 Select the bitmap with the Pick tool.
2 Click Bitmaps, Distort, Blocks.
3 In the Undefined Areas section, choose one of the following from the list box:
• Original Image — fills the empty area with the original image
• Inverse Image — fills the empty area with a negative of the original image. For example, blues change to yellow etc.
• Other — fills the empty area with the color you choose from the color picker
4 Adjust the following sliders to set the dimensions of the puzzle pieces:
• Block Width — specifies the width of each puzzle piece
• Block Height — specifies the height of each puzzle piece
• Max. Offset (%) slider — sets the distance between pieces
• The Blocks effect supports all color modes except 48-bit RGB, 16-bit Grayscale, and Black-and-White.
• If an image contains objects that are not merged with the background, you must enable the Lock Object Transparency button in the Objects Docker Window before you can access the Fill Empty Area With options in the Blocks dialog box.
^ • You can also specify the dimensions of the blocks by typing values in the Block Width and Block Height boxes.
• Enable the Lock button button to set identical values in the Block Width and Block Height boxes.
• You can also fill the empty area with a color you choose from the image using the Eyedropper tool.
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