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Basic Adjustments

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Use this filter to adjust the basic characteristics of the image: detail, brightness, contrast and saturation.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Detail Enhancer: Adjusts the contrast in the finer details of the image to exaggerate and enhance textures.
Brightness: Controls the overall lightness of the image.
Contrast: Controls the overall contrast of the image.
Saturation: Controls the overall vibrancy of colors in your photo.
Control Points: Allows for a selective application of any of the above enhancements.

 Image by Jad Limcaco on Unsplash

 

Lens Distortion

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Experiment with the optical properties of lens distortion typically found in lenses with extreme focal lengths. Apply a pincushion or barrel distortion, or apply the color fringing of a chromatic shift.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Distortion Mode: Slide to the left for a pincushion distortion, or to the right for a barrel distortion.
Chromatic Shift: Controls the extent to which the chromatic shift appears.
Chromatic Aberration: Select the combination of colors applied by the Chromatic Shift.

Image by Alexander Shustov on Unsplash

 

Bokeh

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Apply the Bokeh filter to creatively control the focus of the image. Use the on-image placement control to adjust the size and shape of the blurred area or to move the focus off center, if desired.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Blur Mode: Choose between an elliptical or tilt-shift blur.
Blur Strength: Controls the amount of blur that is applied to your photo.
Boost Highlights: Increases the strength of the highlights within the blurred area.
Aperture Shape: Click the arrows to choose between several shapes that apply to the blurred highlights.
Aperture Rotation: Adjusts the angle at which the aperture shape is set.
Aperture Variation: Slide to the left for a concave aperture shape, or slide to the right for a convex shape.

Image by Joshua K. Jackson on Unsplash

 

Zoom & Rotate Blur

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Apply a creative zoom and rotational blur effect around the center of the image to draw the eye to the inside of the image. Use the on-image placement control to move the focus off center, if desired.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Protect Center: Adjusts the size of the center focused area.
Zoom Strength: Controls the amount of zoom motion blur that is applied to the image.
Rotate Strength: Controls the amount of rotational motion blur that is applied to the image.

Image by Jenny Hill on Unsplash

 

Motion Blur

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Create movement, distortion, and texture in the image by adding the effect that your camera or subject is moving. Use multiple vector points to customize the look and feel of the intended motion.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Blur Strength: Controls the amount of directional motion blur that is applied to the image.
Add Blur Point: To add additional vector points, click Add Blur Point, then click on the image to place the point. Click and drag the point at the end of the vector to change the direction or reach of the vector. Use the Delete key on your keyboard to quickly remove the last-placed point.

Image by Piotr Chrobot on Unsplash

 

Double Exposure

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Apply this filter to recreate the exclusively analog effect of two image captures in one frame. Choose to add a second image to layer with the first, or layer and offset the same image twice for infinite variety.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Second Exposure: By default, the original image is duplicated as the second exposure. Click the "+" button to add a different .tif or .jpg image as the second exposure.
Exposure: Protects the overall brightness and contrast of the single image that results from the double exposure.
Exposure Balance: Controls the opacity of the Second Exposure.

Image by Kyle Brumm on Unsplash

 

Light Leaks

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Add the effect of light flare to your image. Use the on-image placement control to adjust the location of the light, varying the effect and ensuring that the light is placed right where you want it. Choose between Soft, Crisp or Dynamic shapes of light to vary the effect. Use the Strength slider to adjust the opacity of the light globally, or use a control point to adjust the effect selectively.

Image by Modern Afflatus on Unsplash

 

Dirt & Scratches

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Add the effect of damaged negatives with dirt, scratches, stains and smudges. Use the on-image placement control to adjust the location of the marks, varying the effect and ensuring that the texture is placed right where you want it. Choose from Dust and Lint, Scratches, Organic or Eroded textures, and vary the effect by applying the texture in either white or black. Use the Strength slider to adjust the opacity and tone of the texture globally, and use control points to adjust or remove the effect selectively.

Image by Mikael Kristenson on Unsplash

 

Photo Plate

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Simulate the organic textures that can be created in darkroom processing on your digital images. Choose between Streaked, Corroded or Concrete styles, and vary the effect by applying the texture in either white or black. Use the Strength slider to adjust the opacity and tone of the texture globally, and use control points to adjust or remove the effect selectively.

Image by James Padolsey on Unsplash

 

Lens Vignette

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Simulates vignettes created by different types of lenses. Darkening the edge of the frame helps keep the viewer's eye within the boundaries of the image and increases the sense of depth of the image. Use the on-image placement control to move the vignette off center, if desired.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Amount: Controls the strength of the vignette. Moving this slider to the left adds a darkening vignette to the borders of the image while moving this slider to the right adds a brightening vignette.
Circle/Rectangle: Controls the overall shape of the vignette between circular and rectangular.
Size: Adjusts the area of the image covered by the vignette.

Image by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash

 

Film Type

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Simulates different styles of film with varying color, tone, contrast and grain styles. Choose between Warm, Cool, or Subtle color variations.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Neutral/Fade: Slide to the right to introduce a vintage faded effect.
Strength: Controls the degree to which the filter is applied to your photo.
Grain per pixel: Based off of the unique Nik Grain Engine, this slider lets you add realistic grain into your photo. Move the slider to the left, decreasing the number of grain elements applied per pixel, to increase the size and visibility of grain throughout your photo. To prevent any grain from being applied to your photo, move the slider completely to the right.
Grain Softness: The Grain Softness slider enables you to control how hard or soft the grain appears, with harder grain providing a feeling of more detail or sharpness and softer grain providing a more natural film feeling.

Image by photo-nic.co.uk nic on Unsplash

 

Multilens

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Instantly create a dynamic multi-frame layout with multiple focal points, all with a single image.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Layout: Choose from a selection of 3- and 4-frame layouts.
Border Color: Apply a professional white or black border, or remove the border altogether for a sleek look.
Border Width: Controls the width of a white or black border.
Vignette: Adds a darkening effect to the edges of each frame.
Variation Strength: Controls the extent of tonal variation that occurs between the frames.
Variation Type: Choose from 5 different styles of tonal variation between the frames.

Image by Héctor J. Rivas on Unsplash

 

Frames

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Choose a frame from styles that simulate different types of film, or perhaps a more subtle light streaked edge in the Film Strip, White, or Lightbox collections of Frames. Use the Scale slider to adjust the width of the frame you choose.

Image by Ivan Bertona on Unsplash

 

Levels & Curves

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Levels and Curves are some of the most often used tools to adjust brightness and tonality in an image. This filter allows you to fine tune your basic brightness and contrast adjustments.

Filter Settings Panel Description

Channel: Enables you to select which channel to adjust the tonality of. In addition to the RGB, Red, Green, and Blue channels typically provided in a Curve dialog, the Levels & Curves filter also provides a Luminosity channel, making it possible to adjust the brightness and contrast of your photo without affecting the colors.
Opacity: Controls the degree to which the filter is added to your photo.
Tone Curve: Click to add anchor points to the curve directly. Double-click on an anchor point to remove that point.
Levels Slider: Drag the black point, white point, or midtone sliders to adjust the tone levels.

Image by Ivan Jevtic on Unsplash

 
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