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Distort Effects

This sub-menu contains eight effects which are used to distort, transform or convolute the active layer or selection.

Artistic Effects Distort Effects

The following original image will be used to demonstrate the Distort effects:

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Bulge

This effect makes part of the layer or selection swell or shrink, as if the image had been stretched or squeezed.

Example

 

Bulge

Bulge

Crystalize

This transforms the active layer or selection to make it appear as though it was made from a mosaic of randomly shaped crystalline cells.

Example

 

Crystalize

Crystalize

Dents

This popular effect distorts the active layer or selection as if it was reflected in turbulent water.

Example

 

Gaussian Blur

Dents

Frosted Glass

This will make the original appears as if it were being viewed through a sheet of frosted glass.

Example

 

Frosted Glass

Frosted Glass

Pixelate

This effect greatly reduces detail by enlarging regularly sampled pixels. The resultant cells are always square in shape.

Example

 

Pixelate

Pixelate

Polar Inversion

This applies a transformation between Cartesian and Polar coordinate systems. Essentially this effect recursively wraps the image around itself in an endlessly repeating pattern.

Example

 

Polar Inversion

Polar Inversion

Tile Reflection

This makes the image appear as if reflected in a wall of mirrored tiles, each having a slight curvature to it's surface.

Example

 

Tile Reflection

Tile Reflection

Twist

This effect mimics winding the image around a skewer placed through the monitor. Clockwise and counter-clockwise rotations are possible.

Example

 

Twist

Twist