NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, the BCC+ Glow Edges filter isolates lines and edges in an image and then adds glow only to these areas resulting in a stylized look.
Presets and the FX Editor
To select from a selection of factory installed and user-generated presets, open the FX Editor interface and pick one from the Presets window.
Blend: Determines the blend mode to be used to create the glow effect.
- Add: The glow is added to your image.
- Screen: The glow is combined with the image using a Screen blend mode. This looks kind of like the Add blend mode, but highlights are retained.
Brightness: Sets the intensity of the glow.
Blur: Sets the softness of the glow.
Color: The Color parameter sets the color of the glow through the use of a standard color picker. The default color is white.
An edge matte is created to produce the edge glow effect.
Brightness: Determines the brightness of the edge matte.
Blur: Blurs the edge matte.
PixelChooser: The BCC PixelChooser provides simple, built-in masking of the effect result. The PixelChooser is generally used to select a portion of the image and restrict an effect to just the selected area while maintaining the original image content in unselected regions. The selection can be based on geometric shapes or on the image’s luma/color properties.
For more information on the PixelChooser, Click Here.
Working with The Filter
- Apply BCC+ Glow Edges from the BCC Lights unit category.
- Click the BCC FX Editor button from the Effects and Presets banner. The FX Editor user interface opens and consists of Presets, Parameters and Viewer windows.
- Try out some of the presets.
- Select either the Add or Screen Blend mode. Add will burn out highlights while the Screen mode will retain them.
- Adjust the Glow > Brightness, Blur and Color settings to your liking.In Glow Edges, an edge matte is generated to create the desired effect.
- Change your View to Edge to see the matte values.The areas that are white in the edge matte are the areas where glow will be introduced.
- Adjust the Edge > Brightness to make sure that you have sufficient white areas in the edge matte.
- Set the Edge > Blur to smooth out the edge matte.
- Change your View to Output to see the filtered image.
- Click the Apply button to return to the host application.
The values of the parameter adjustments in the FX Editor user interface are transferred to your host application.