Special Effects - Photo Effects - with Photo Editing Software

Photo editing software has a lot of photo effects to offer. With this program there's a lot you can do to improve your pictures.

Radial Effects / Focused Effects

Radial Effects / Focused Effects:

First of all: Radial effects / Focused effects are very compute-intensive and can take a few minutes depending on the size of the image!

This effect type always needs a selection (mask). Possible here are all 4 types of mask + inversion!

For Radial Effect / Focused Effect, the intensity of the effect continuously increases from the selection area (mask) to the outer edge of the image. This means there is no effect in the selection area (mask) and the effect is strongest at the edge of the image. This type of effect is also called "Radial Gradient Effect" and requires several calculation steps.

Radial Effects / Focussed Effects - Selection Tools

Selection Tools - Set Selection (mask):

  1. Select mask type
  2. Draw the mask with the [left mouse button] pressed.
Please note:
  • For the selection tool Freehand double-click to end the selection (after drawing the mask "double-click")
  • For the Magic Wand selection tool: The Magic Wand Selection Tool selects a contiguous area based on a color. For this, the Intensity selection (=Strength of edge detection) can be specified.
  • After that the mask can be moved if desired
  • To draw several masks one after the other, press the [Caps lock key] and draw the next selection (= mask)
Invert - Inverts the selection (mask)
Remove - removes all selection masks
Soft Edge - Makes a soft edge from the hard edge of the mask. The border width can be specified here.


Fotoworks XL was created by IN MEDIA KG and then further developed by IN MEDIAKG TI.