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How to apply special effects to photos

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How to apply special effects to photos: You want to have some fun with yours digital photos, distorting them and applying special effects to them, but you don’t have much time available and, above all, you don’t want to spend a fortune only to find yourself tangled up in complicated toolbars and options dedicated to experts in the sector. Utopia? No, as long as there is Phantasmagoria.

Phantasmagoria is an extraordinary one program to apply effects to photos free that, through a simple user interface and very easy to use, allows you to transform any digital photo by applying special effects, texts, lighting effects and much more. Here’s how it works.

The first step you need to take is to connect to the Phantasmagoria website and click twice consecutively on Download Now to download the program to your PC. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (PhantasmagoriaSetup.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on OK (to confirm the use of the English language, since there is no Italian) and then on Next.

Then accept the conditions of use of the program, putting the check mark next to the item I accept the terms in the license agreementand click on the button first Next twice in a row and then on Install, Next And Finish to finish the installation process and start Phantasmagoria. If you are asked to install the Java software, accept, download the software by clicking on the button Free Java download and always click on Forward to complete the installation.

Now that you have installed and started your new one program to apply effects to photosclick on the button No to access its main screen and open the photo you want to edit by clicking on the button Open Image. In the window that opens, you can access the list of effects applicable to photos by clicking on the item Effect chooser present in the menu Effects.

Then select the tab for the type of effect you want to apply to your photo (Effects for various special effects such as transforming into a cartoon or adding reflections, Texturing to apply textures, Blurring and Sharpening to blur / contrast the image, Color Adjustement to adjust the colors e Distortion and Wraping to apply distortion effects to the photo), choose the effect you like best from the drop-down menu at the bottom helping you with the preview of the filter shown in the image above and click on the button Start to apply the desired effect.

You can also insert text and lighting effects in the photo by selecting the items respectively Add text And Add Light> Spot Light from the menu Effectsor return to the original state of the latter (removing all the special effects applied), by clicking on the button Revert. Using the button Create restoration point you can set Phantasmagoria so that it restores the photo to its current state (i.e. keeping the effects applied up to that moment) and not to the original one (without effects).

When you have completed the work on the image, you can use your own program to apply effects to photos to save the result. Then click on the item Save contained in the menu Filetype in the name you want to assign to the image and click on the button Save to complete the operation.