Applying special effects to bitmaps

You can apply a wide range of special effects to bitmaps, such as three-dimensional and artistic effects.

Adding plug-in filters to CorelDRAW provides additional features and effects that you can use to edit images. You can add plug-in filters and you can remove them when you no longer need them.

Special effect type Description

3-D Lets you create the illusion of three-dimensional depth. The 3-D effects include embossing, page curl, and perspective.

Art strokes Lets you apply hand-painted techniques.

The art stroke media and styles include crayon, impressionist, pastels, watercolor, and pen and ink.

Blur Lets you blur an image to simulate gradual change, movement, or speckling. The blur effects include Gaussian blur, motion blur, and zoom.

Camera Lets you simulate the effect produced by diffusion filters of a diffusion lens.

Color transform Lets you create photographic illusions by using color reduction and replacements. The color transform effects include half-tones, psychedelic, and solarizing.

Special effect type



Lets you highlight and enhance the edges of

an image. The contour effects include edge

tracing and highlighting.


Lets you apply a variety of textures and

shapes to an image. The creative effects

include fabric, glass block, crystal

fragments, vortex, and stained glass.


Lets you distort image surfaces. The distort

effects include ripples, blocks, swirl, and



Lets you modify the graininess of an image.

The noise effects include adding noise,

applying dust and scratch, and diffusing to

change an image's granularity.


Lets you create a sharpening effect to focus

and enhance edges. The sharpen effects

include accentuating edge detail and

sharpening smooth areas.


Lets you apply effects from a third-party

filter to bitmaps in CorelDRAW. An

installed plug-in appears at the bottom of

the Bitmaps menu.

How Draw Noise Effect Drawing

Left to right: Add noise effect, Zoom blur effect, Solarize color transform effect, Edge detect contour effect, Sharpen effect

Corel Draw Distort Images

Left to right: Original image, Emboss effect, Cubist artistic effect, Mosaic creative effect, Distort pixelate effect

CorelDRAW automatically inflates a bitmap to make a special effect cover the entire image. You can disable the automatic inflate and manually specify how much you want to inflate the bitmap.

To apply a special effect

1 Select a bitmap.

2 Click Bitmaps, choose a special effect type, and click an effect.

3 Adjust any special effect settings.

To add a plug-in filter (Windows)

2 In the list of categories, double-click Workspace, and click Plug-ins.

3 Click Add.

4 Choose a folder containing a plug-in.

J^s To remove a plug-in filter, click a plug-in folder from the Plug-in folders list, and click Remove.

To add a plug-in filter (Mac OS)

• Drag the plug-in filter to the Plugins folder in the application's folder. If you want to remove a plug-in filter, drag it from the Plugins folder.

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