Applying special effects in bitmaps


Applying special effects in bitmaps

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

Special effect category
Description
3D Effects
Lets you create the illusion of depth. Effects include Emboss, Page Curl, and Perspective.
Art Strokes
Lets you apply hand-painted techniques. Effects include Crayon, Impressionist, Pastels, Watercolor, and Pen & Ink.
Blur
Lets you blur an image to simulate movement, speckling, or gradual change. Effects include Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, and Zoom.
Camera
Lets you simulate the effect produced by a diffusion lens
Color Transform
Lets you create photographic illusions by using color reduction and replacements. Effects include Halftone, Psychedelic, and Solarize.
Contour
Lets you highlight and enhance the edges of an image. Effects include Edge Detect and Trace Contour.
Creative
Lets you apply various textures and shapes to an image. Effects include Fabric, Glass Block, Crystallize, Vortex, and Stained Glass.
Distort
Lets you distort image surfaces. Effects include Ripple, Blocks, Swirl, and Tile.
Noise
Lets you modify the graininess of an image. Effects include Add Noise, Remove Moire, and Remove Noise.
Sharpen
Lets you add a sharpening effect to focus and enhance edges. Effects include Adaptive Unsharp, High Pass, and Unsharp Mask.
Plug-ins
Lets you use a third-party filter to apply effects 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.

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

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

CorelDRAW automatically inflates a bitmap so that a special effect covers the entire image. You can disable automatic inflation and manually specify dimensions for the inflated bitmap.


To apply a special effect

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Select a bitmap.
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Click Bitmaps, choose a special effect type, and click an effect.
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Adjust any special effect settings.

To add a plug-in filter

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Applying special effects in bitmaps Options.
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In the list of categories, double-click Workspace, and click Plug-ins.
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Click Add.
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Choose a folder containing a plug-in.

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

To inflate a bitmap manually

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Select a bitmap.
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Click Bitmaps CorelDRAW onestep Applying special effects in bitmaps Inflate bitmap CorelDRAW onestep Applying special effects in bitmaps Manually inflate bitmap.
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In the Width and Height areas, do one of the following:
In the Inflate to boxes, type the number of pixels that should make up the dimensions of the inflated bitmap.
In the Inflate by boxes, type the percentages by which to inflate the original bitmap.
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To inflate the bitmap proportionally, enable the Maintain aspect ratio check box.

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To automatically inflate the bitmap to cover the entire image, click Bitmaps CorelDRAW onestep Applying special effects in bitmaps Inflate bitmap CorelDRAW onestep Applying special effects in bitmaps Auto inflate bitmap.