Applying photo effects

Photo Effects offers some fun ways to alter your color photos.

You can simulate taking a photo with black-and-white film. You can also modify the effect by choosing from a variety of color filters that change the contrast in the black-and-white image. For more information, see "To apply the Black and White Film effect" on page 82.

You can also simulate taking a photo on black-and-white infrared film with an infrared pass lens filter on the camera. To enhance the effect, you can adjust settings for film grain and flare. For more information, see "To apply the Infrared effect" on page 83.

Infrared Photo Effects
Original photo (left) and the same photo with the Infrared effect applied (right)

To apply the Black and White Film effect

1 Choose Effects ► Photo Effects ► Black and White Film to display the Black and White Film dialog box.

2 From the Filter Color drop-list, choose a filter color.

This step simulates shooting the photo with the filter color you choose applied to the camera lens. Choose None to simulate shooting the photo without a filter.

3 Type or set a value in the Strength control to determine the saturation of the filter color.

This setting is unavailable if you choose None from the Filter Color drop-list.

To apply the Infrared effect

1 Choose Effects ► Photo Effects ► Infrared Film to display the Infrared Film dialog box.

2 Type or set a value in the Strength control to determine the overall strength of the Infrared effect.

Higher settings make greens appear brighter and blues appear darker. Setting Strength to 0 creates a grayscale image.

3 Type or set a value in the Flare control to apply a halo effect to lighter areas in the photo.

Higher settings intensify the halation effect, producing soft edges throughout the photo. Lower settings minimize the halation effect.

4 Type or set a value greater than 0 in the Grain control to add a more realistic infrared graininess to the photo.

5 Click OK.

To apply the Sepia Toning effect

1 Choose Effects ► Photo Effects ► Sepia Toning.

2 Type or set a value in the Amount to age control to determine the strength of the effect.

Higher settings apply more brown to the image to increase the effect.

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  • Sabina
    Does corel have infrared effects?
    7 years ago

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