Add Effects

Add an effect to enhance an image. Apply an effects to the entire image or a selection. Effects are applied before or after capture.

Effects are only available for images. Share your video to Camtasia to enhance it with annotations and effects.

 

Add an Image Effect

  1. Click the Effects button.
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  2. The Effects panel opens. Complete one of the following to apply an effect:
    • Select a style from the Quick Effects.
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    • On Windows: Click to select an effect. Customize the settings in the dropdown and click Apply.
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    • On Mac: Click to apply an effect. Click the s20-EffectPropertyIcon.png button to customize the settings.
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TIP: Save a custom effect as a Quick Effect

  • Windows: Click the Add to Quick Effects button.
  • Mac: As you edit the properties, a new effect appears at the bottom of Quick Effects. Click the s20-addquickstyleicon.png icon to save the effect for future use.

 

Remove Effect from Image

  • Windows: Select Edit > Undo to remove the last applied effect. If you need to remove multiple changes, select Undo multiple times.
  • Mac: In the Effects panel, click a blue effect to turn off the effect.
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    To turn off all effects, click the No Effects Quick Effect.
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Snagit Effect Types

Border

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Add a border to the outside of an image.

  • To change the color of the border, click the Color dropdown and complete one of the following:

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    • Click to select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
    • Click the Eyedropper tool and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
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    • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
  • Drag the slider to adjust the width.
  • Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image (Windows only).

Edges

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Add an edge effect to one or more sides of an image.

  • To change the style of the effect, select a style from the dropdown.
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  • To change the size of the effect, drag the Size slider.
  • To indicate where the effect is visible, click one or more edges of the bevel.
  • Expand the Shadow dropdown to select the color and location of the shadow for the effect (Windows only).
  • Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image (Windows only).

Page Curl (Windows)

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Add an effect that curls the corner of an image. Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image.
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Shadow

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Add a shadow effect to a side or around an entire image.

  • Click a cell in the grid to select the shadow location.
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  • Drag the Size slider to adjust the shadow size.
  • Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image (Windows only).

Perspective

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Distort an image to give the appearance of being viewed from a different angle.

  • Select a style from the dropdown.
  • Drag the Horizontal/Rotation or Vertical/Tilt sliders to adjust the effect.

Reflection (Mac)

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Add a mirror-like reflection to an image.

Filters (Windows)

Apply a filter effect over the entire image. Select a filter type in the dropdown:

  • Soften - Blur details in an image.
  • Sharpen - Adjust the contrast in an image to improve blurriness.
  • Opacity - Adjust the transparency of an image.
  • Monochrome - Apply a black and white filter to an image.
  • Grayscale - Convert colors in an image to shades of gray.
  • Invert Colors - Invert colors in an image creating a negative effect.

Color Filters (Mac)

Apply a filter effect over the entire image. Change the following image colors with this effect:

  • Grayscale - Convert colors in an image to shades of gray.
  • Sepia Tone - Convert colors in an image to shades of a single color creating a monochrome effect.
  • Invert - Invert colors in an image creating a negative effect.

Color Adjustment (Windows)

Enhance or correct the color and tonality (lightness, darkness, and contrast) in an image. Change the following properties for this effect:

  • Brightness - Adjust the overall lightness of an image.
  • Contrast - Adjust the difference in the color and brightness between image elements.
  • Hue - Adjust the dominant visible color in an image such as Red, Green, or Blue.
  • Saturation - Adjust the intensity of visible colors in an image.
  • Gamma - Adjust the overall darkness of an image

Color Replacement (Windows)

Swap two colors in an image or replace one color with another color. Click the s20-AddColorReplace_106x16.png to select colors to swap before you apply this effect.
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Spotlight and Magnify (Windows)

Draw attention to an area in an image by highlighting and enlarging the area.

  1. Drag an area on your image with the Selection tool.
  2. Select Image > Effects > Spotlight and Magnify.
  3. Adjust the effect properties for the desired effect.
  4. Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image.

For Mac, see the Spotlight tool in Introduction to Tools.

Watermark (Windows)

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Add text, a logo, or copyright information to an image for identification or to discourage unauthorized use. Change the following properties for this effect:
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  • Click the Import button s20-BrowseButton_29x28.png to import an image file.
  • Click an area in the Position box to set the location of the watermark in the image.
  • Drag the Scale slider to adjust the size of the watermark.
  • Select Underlay to display the watermark as an embossed effect in the image background.
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  • Select Overlay to display the watermark over the image.
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  • Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image.

Fade (Mac)

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Apply a gradual dimming to the edges of an image.

 

This help topic is for Snagit version 2021. If you have a previous version, upgrade to the latest version of TechSmith Snagit or view the help for another version in the Previous Versions section.

 

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