Arithmetic

The Arithmetic effect performs various simple mathematical operations on the red, green, and blue channels of an image. Operator: The operation to perform between the value you specify for each channel and the existing value of that channel for each pixel in the image: And, Or, and Xor: Apply bitwise logical operations. Add, Subtract, Multiply,…

Unsharp Mask

The Unsharp Mask effect increases the contrast between colors that define an edge. Radius: The distance from the edge at which pixels are adjusted for contrast. If you specify a low value, only pixels near the edge are adjusted. Threshold: The greatest difference between adjacent pixels for which contrast isn’t adjusted. A lower value produces…

Smart Blur

The Smart Blur effect blurs an image while preserving lines and edges within the image. For example, you can use the Smart Blur effect to smoothly blur shaded areas while retaining crisp outlines of text and vector graphics. This has a unique effect, and can help remove lines and can also create great black and…

Sharpen

The Sharpen effect increases the contrast where color changes occur. The quality setting of the layer doesn’t affect Sharpen. This effect can help fix subtle blurs in your images, so you can still get some details out of your images, but do not over do it, it just becomes bad then. Adjust the amount to…

Reduce Interlace Flicker

The Reduce Interlace Flicker effect reduces high vertical frequencies to make images more suitable for use in an interlaced medium (such as NTSC video). For example, images with thin horizontal lines can flicker when broadcast. Reduce Interlace Flicker applies a vertical directional blur to soften horizontal edges to reduce the flickering. Up the amount to…

Radial Blur

The Radial Blur effect creates blurs around a point, simulating the result of a zooming or rotating camera. Amount: Adjusts the intensity of the blur. Center: Changes the origin of the blur, will remain relatively sharp for the blur.     Type: Rotate simulates the camera being rotated, whereas the zoom replicates the camera zooming…

Gaussian Blur

The Gaussian Blur effect blurs and softens the image and eliminates noise. The quality setting of the layer doesn’t affect Gaussian Blur. This is actually not as useful as the fast blur effect as the effect can’t be adjusted to repeat edge pixels.

Fast Blur

The simplest blur available, and also the blur that renders quickest. Simply turn up the blur. When quality is set to best, it has a similarity to gaussian blur. Amount: Adjusts the blur for the image. Blur Dimensions: Allows for just horizontal or just vertical blur, as well as combined. Repeat Edge Pixels: This will…

Compound Blur

The Compound Blur effect blurs pixels in the effect layer based on the luminance values of a control layer, also known as a blur layer or blurring map. By default, bright values in the blur layer correspond to more blurring of the effect layer, while dark values correspond to less blurring; select Invert Blur for…

Channel Blur

The Channel Blur effect individually blurs the red, green, blue, or alpha channels of a layer. There is some cool things you can do with this blur. You can blur only specific channels, and if you keep all the numbers the same for each channel, you will get a balanced blur. Note: If you have…

CC Vector Blur

CC Vector Blur is a blur effect that can’t really work to its full potential on its own. It needs other layers to help do the work. I originally thought the vector blur would work as a similar feature as Reel Smart Motion Blur, but it does not. Vector here does not mean vector like…