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Apply other effects

The effects in this category allow you to change the perspective of a layer and mask your selected layer to alpha.

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 and in the Add menu, choose Other > Perspective Transform.
  2. Drag the handles of the effect rope to change the perspective of an image.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press the O key on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any effects.

To reset your changes, click the Perspective Transform pop-up menu in the Tool Options pane and choose Reset. To remove the effect, choose Remove Effect.

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 > Mask to Alpha (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).

  • Click in the Tools sidebar and in the Add menu, choose Other > Mask to Alpha.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press the O key on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any effects.

To reset your changes, click the Mask to Alpha pop-up menu in the Tool Options pane and choose Reset. To remove the effect, choose Remove Effect.

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