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Apply Creative Special Effects

The digital imaging tools in electronic graphic design encourage you to experiment with images and create effects that you could never imagine before you started clicking those buttons. In addition to the many special effects filters and capabilities built into the most popular image editing software packages, there are hundreds of third-party plug-in filters available that can turn ordinary images into amazing visuals. Experiment with them—learn to use your software!

  • Add colorful embellishments to ordinary photos.
  • Change the color from ordinary to unusual or unrealistic.
  • Make a photo partially color.
  • Experiment with different compositing modes between layers.
  • Invert the image.
  • Saturate or desaturate the color
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