Effects

Real-time, nondestructive, blockbuster effects.

Pixelmator Pro comes with a collection of versatile effects that you can mix and combine to develop any artistic or special effects you can imagine. They’re nondestructive, so you can always edit, rearrange, and remove the effects you’ve applied, and even apply multiple effects to a single layer — seeing all your changes in real time. And now, thanks to Recipes, you can save all the effects you develop, use them in any of your images, and even share them with others.

  • Nondestructive

    Add, edit, arrange, and rearrange effects at any time, nondestructively.

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  • Recipes

    Save and share the effect combinations you create.

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  • Over 40 Effects

    A collection of over 40 beautiful and versatile special effects.

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  • Blur

    Make images out of focus.

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  • Distortion

    Create physical distortions in your images.

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  • Sharpen

    Increase image detail and improve clarity.

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  • Color Adjustments

    Create color distortions in your images.

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  • Tile

    Tile images using artistic patterns.

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  • Stylize

    Add stylized special effects.

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  • Halftone

    Add artistic dot and line patterns.

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  • Generator

    Generate various objects and geometric patterns.

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  • Fill

    Fill using colors, gradients, custom images, and patterns.

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  • GPU Powered

    Effects powered by the graphics processor in your Mac.

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Nondestructive

Add, edit, arrange, and rearrange effects at any time, nondestructively.

Pixelmator Pro effects are completely nondestructive. So you can add multiple effects to a single element of your composition, whether it’s an image, shape, or text layer. And go back to edit, rearrange, or remove any effect whenever you want — seeing all your changes in real-time.

Recipes

Save and share the effect combinations you create.

The all-new Recipes feature lets you save the effect combinations you create and easily share them with others. So you can reuse all the effects you develop in any of your images. And when you import a Recipe created by someone else, you can tweak it or add to it just like with your own effects.

  • Share Recipes

    Save your favorite effect combinations as Recipes. To share a Recipe, just drag and drop it from Pixelmator Pro and onto your Desktop, and send it to anyone you want.

  • Import Recipes

    Importing Recipes is just as easy — simply open the Recipe file or drag and drop it into Pixelmator Pro.

Over 40 Effects

A collection of over 40 beautiful and versatile special effects.

Pixelmator Pro features a collection of over 40 beautiful and versatile effects, including a range of blur effects, artistic stylize effects, tile patterns, and many more. Because they’re nondestructive, you can combine any number of different effects at once. And with endless ways to combine them, you can create any artistic or special effects you can imagine.

Blur

Make images out of focus.

Blur images using the Gaussian Blur, Box Blur, Disc Blur, Motion Blur, Zoom Blur, Tilt-Shift Blur, and Focus Blur effects.

  • Gaussian Blur

    The classic computer blur effect — applies an even soft blur, resembling what the image would look like when viewed through a translucent screen.

  • Box Blur

    A great blur for creating special effects. Adds distinctive box shapes near contrasting areas.

  • Disc Blur

    Resembles the bokeh blur effect, adding distinctive disc shapes near contrasting areas.

  • Motion Blur

    Creates the impression of speed and movement.

  • Zoom Blur

    Creates the impression of zooming towards an object.

  • Tilt-Shift Blur

    Makes life-size scenes look like miniatures by manipulating the depth of field.

  • Focus Blur

    Leaves a circular area in focus, blurring everything else around it.

Distortion

Create physical distortions in your images.

Distort images using the Bump, Pinch, and Twirl effects.

  • Bump

    Adds an adjustable bump.

  • Pinch

    Pinches your chosen area towards a central point.

  • Twirl

    Twirls your chosen area around in a circle.

Sharpen

Increase image detail and improve clarity.

The Sharpen group includes the Sharpen and Sharpen Luminance effects.

  • Sharpen

    Increases detail and clarity.

  • Sharpen Luminance

    Increases detail and clarity without affecting colors.

Color Adjustments

Create color distortions in your images.

Change colors using the Color Controls, Hue Adjust, Exposure Adjust, Color Monochrome, False Color, Sepia Tone, and Invert effects.

  • Color Controls

    Adjusts Saturation, Brightness, and Contrast.

  • Hue Adjust

    Shifts all the colors along the color spectrum

  • Exposure Adjust

    Adjusts exposure in the same way you would using a digital camera.

  • Color Monochrome

    Turns all colors into shades of a single color.

  • False Color

    Turns the brightest areas into shades of one color, and the darkest areas into shades of a different color.

  • Sepia Tone

    Changes all colors into shades of sepia.

  • Invert

    Inverts all colors.

Tile

Tile images using artistic patterns.

Tile using the Kaleidoscope, Perspective Tile, Affine Tile, Op Tile, and Triangle Tile effects.

  • Kaleidoscope

    Creates a kaleidoscope effect.

  • Perspective Tile

    Tiles your layer and lets you adjust the perspective of the effect.

  • Affine Tile

    Tiles your layer and lets you resize, rotate, and skew each tile.

  • Op Tile

    Divides your layer into evenly sized squares and arranges them in the style of optical art./p>

  • Triangle Tile

    Tiles a triangular section of your selected layer.

Stylize

Add stylized special effects.

Stylize using the Vignette, Grain, Pixelate, Pointillize, Crystallize, Spot Light, Bloom, Gloom, and Posterize effects.

  • Vignette

    Darkens outer areas, drawing attention to the centre.

  • Grain

    Adds analog film grain.

  • Pixelate

    Adds pixelation, recreating the look of early digital graphics and games.

  • Pointillize

    Transforms your layer into a pointillist painting.

  • Crystallize

    Creates crystal-shaped blocks of color.

  • Spot Light

    Adds an adjustable spotlight, which you can use to illuminate a precise area.

  • Bloom

    Adds an ethereal glow.

  • Gloom

    Creates a gloomy look.

  • Posterize

    Flattens colors to emulate the look of a silk-screened poster.

Halftone

Add artistic dot and line patterns.

Add halftone patterns using the Circular Screen, CMYK Halftone, Dot Screen, Hatched Screen, and Line Screen effects.

  • Circular Screen

    Adds a circular-shaped black and white screen.

  • CMYK Halftone

    Creates a halftone printing effect by turning all colors into CMYK dots.

  • Dot Screen

    Simulates the dot patterns of a halftone screen.

  • Hatched Screen

    Simulates the hatched pattern of a halftone screen.

  • Line Screen

    Simulates the line pattern of a halftone screen.

Generator

Generate various objects and geometric patterns.

Generate various objects and geometric patterns using the Checkerboard, Stripes, Halo, Star, and Sunbeams effects.

  • Checkerboard

    Adds a customizable checkerboard.

  • Stripes

    Adds customizable stripes.

  • Halo

    Adds a rainbow-colored halo.

  • Star

    Adds a supernova-like starburst.

  • Sunbeams

    Adds a sun together with light and sunbeams.

Fill

Fill using colors, gradients, custom images, and patterns.

Fill using the Color, Gradient, Pattern, and Image Fill effects.

  • Color

    Adds a fill of solid color.

  • Gradient

    Adds a fill of an adjustable gradient.

  • Pattern

    Adds a fill of a custom pattern.

  • Image

    Adds a fill of a custom image.

Effects powered by the graphics processor in your Mac.

Pixelmator Pro delivers blistering fast effects, since it takes full advantage of the graphics processor in your Mac by leveraging cutting-edge graphics technologies like Metal and Core Image.