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Applying special effects to bitmaps in CorelDRAW

Applying special effects to bitmaps in CorelDRAW

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Applying special effects to bitmaps

You can apply a wide range of special effects to bitmaps, such as three-dimensional (3D) and artistic effects.

Special effect type

Description

3D effects

Lets you create the illusion of three-dimensional depth. These 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. These 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. These effects include halftones, psychedelic, and solarizing.

Contour

Lets you highlight and enhance the edges of an image. The contour effects include edge tracing and highlighting.

Creative

Lets you apply various textures and shapes to an image. The creative effects include fabric, glass block, crystal fragments, vortex, and stained glass.

Distort

Lets you distort image surfaces. These effects include ripples, blocks, swirl, and tile.

Noise

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.

Sharpen

Lets you create a sharpening effect to focus and enhance edges. The sharpen effects include accentuating edge detail and sharpening smooth areas.

Plug-ins

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.

 

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.

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

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.

 

Process to apply a special effect

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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

 

Process to add a plug-in filter

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To add a plug-in filter

1. Click Tools Options.

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

3. Click Add.

4. Choose a folder containing a plug-in.

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

 

Process to inflate a bitmap manually

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To inflate a bitmap manually

1. Select a bitmap.

2. Click Bitmaps Inflate bitmap Manually inflate bitmap.

3. Type a number representing the pixel amount to inflate to in the Width and Height boxes or a percentage amount to inflate the bitmap in the Percentage boxes.
    Use  the original bitmap size as reference.   

4. Enable the Maintain aspect ratio check box to inflate the bitmap proportionally.

To automatically inflate the bitmap to cover the entire image, enable the Auto inflate bitmap check box.

 

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