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Apply other effects

The effects in this category allow you to change the perspective of a layer, mask your selected layer to alpha, or apply a high pass filter to your image.

Apply a Perspective Transform effect

The Perspective Transform effect lets you nondestructively transform an image by dragging the handles of the effect rope at the top left, top right, bottom left, or bottom right corner of the image.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Format > Effects > Other > Perspective Transform (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
    • Click in the Tools sidebar or press F on your keyboard, then click Add Effect to open the Effects browser. In the Other effects category, choose the Perspective Transform effect or search for it by its name.
  2. Drag the handles of the effect rope to change the perspective of an image.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press Control ⌃ + M on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any effects.

To reset all effects, click Reset at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.

Apply a Mask to Alpha effect

The Mask to Alpha effect turns an image black and white and adds transparency to all black and grey areas of the image.

Do one of the following: * Choose Format > Effects > Other > Perspective Transform (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).

  • Click in the Tools sidebar or press F on your keyboard, then click Add Effect to open the Effects browser. In the Other effects category, choose the Mask to Alpha effect or search for it by its name.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press Control ⌃ + M on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any effects.

To reset all effects, click Reset at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.

Apply a High Pass effect

The High Pass effect can be considered the opposite of the Gaussian blur effect. Instead of blending out the edges and details in an image, High Pass accentuates them, keeping any flat areas of an image solid gray.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Format > Effects > Other > High Pass (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
    • Click in the Tools sidebar or press F on your keyboard, then click Add Effect to open the Effects browser. In the Other effects category, choose the High Pass effect or search for it by its name.
  2. Customize the effect:

    • Drag the Radius slider to the right to highlight more pixels surrounding the edges and details in an image, or drag it to the left to include less of the surrounding pixels. You can also enter a value from 0.0 px to 100.0 px.
    • Drag the Opacity slider to the right to increase the contrast of the effect, or to the left to decrease it. You can also enter a value from 0% to 100%.
    • Click the Blend Mode pop-up menu — the words "Opacity (Normal)" — and choose a blend mode.

Tip: The High Pass effect is often used in combination with Contrast blend modes (such as Overlay, Hard Light, etc.) to create different image sharpening effects.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press Control ⌃ + M on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any effects.

To reset all effects, click Reset at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.

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