To work with Alchemy

Step 1

First, you need to select the Effect menu and choose Custom followed by Alchemy.

Alchemy.

Step 2

You can create a brush and specify color, size, angle, and transparency settings. You can also choose from a variety of preset brushes and save customized brushes.

Step 3

Alchemy transforms images into artistic media paintings by applying brush strokes to images in RGB color.

Step 1

You have to click the Effect menu first and then click Band Pass that is under the Custom tab.

Band Pass..

Step 2

Band Pass adjusts the sharp and smooth areas on images. Sharp areas are areas where abrupt changes take place. Smooth areas are the areas where gradual changes take place.

Step 1

Click on the Bump Map that is under the Custom tab in the Effect menu as shown by the image below.

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Step 2

• Bump Map adds texture and patterns to an image by embedding its surface with a relief based on the pixel values of a bump map image.

• The pixel values of the bump map image represent surface elevation. You can use a preset bump map or load a custom bump map image.

• You will be able to specify the surface and lighting properties of the effect as shown in the picture below.

Step 1

First of all, you have to click on the Effect tab from the menu bar and select Distort followed by Blocks.

Step 2

You can specify the size of the blocks, the distance between the blocks, and the color of the background.

Step 3

Blocks breaks down the image into scrambled block pieces.

Step 1

First, you need to select the Effect menu and choose Distort. After that click Displace.

Displace.

Step 2

Displace shifts an active image according to the values of a secondary image known as a displacement map. Values from the displacement map display as forms, colors, and warp patterns in the image.

Step 1

Click on the Mesh Warp that is under the Distort tab in the Effect menu as shown by the picture below.

Mesh Warp.

Step 2

You can increase the number of nodes on the grid by increasing the number of gridlines up to a maximum of 10.

Increasing the number of nodes on the grid provides finer control over small details in the image.

You can use any of the preset mesh warp styles, and you can create and save custom mesh warp styles.

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Style:

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Step 3

Mesh Warp lets you distort an image by repositioning the nodes on a superimposed grid.

Step 1

First of all, you have to click on the Effect menu and choose Distort. After that click Offset.

Offset.

Step 2

You can fill the empty areas by tiling or stretching the image, or by applying color.

Step 3

Offset changes an image's position by shifting it according to the parameters that you specified. When an image is offset, empty areas display where the image was previously positioned.

Step 1

First, you need to select the Effect tab from the menu bar and select Distort followed by Pixelate.

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Step 2

Pixelate breaks an image into square, rectangular, or circular cells. The effect is also a preset lens type.

Step 1

You have to click the Effect menu first and then click Ripple that is under the Distort tab.

Step 2

You can specify the strength of the primary wave to set the warping of the image or add an additional perpendicular wave to increase the distortion.

Step 3

Ripple distorts an image with one or more waves.

Step 1

First of all, you have to click on the Effect tab from the menu bar and select Distort. After that click Shear.

Step 2

Shear maps the shape of an image to the shape of a line segment.

Step 1

First, you need to select the Effect menu and choose Distort followed by Swirl.

Step 2

Swirl creates a swirl across an image according to the direction, number of whole rotations, and angle that you specified.

Step 1

Click on the Tile as shown below that is under the Distort tab in the Effect menu.

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Step 2

You can use this effect in combination with a flood fill to create a background or to create a wallpaper effect for a Web page.

Step 3

Tile reduces image's dimensions and reproduces it as a series of tiles on a grid.

Step 1

First of all, you have to click on the Effect menu and choose Distort followed by Wet Paint.

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Step 2

You can specify the size of the drips and the range of colors that are affected in the image.

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Step 3

Wet Paint creates the illusion of wet paint on images.

Step 1

First, you need to select the Effect tab from the menu bar and select Distort. After that click Whirlpool.

Step 2

You can use a preset whirlpool style or you can create a custom style by setting the smear length, spacing, twist, and streak detail of the effect. You can also save custom whirlpool styles as shown by the image below.

Step 3

Whirlpool applies a fluid, swirling pattern across an image as shown by the picture below.

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