Effects in Projector can be applied to various elements of your story, including the background, text, shapes, custom drawings, and media (images, videos, GIFs, stickers, and icons)!

To get started, click on the element you’d like to add an effect to. With the toolbar at the top right, click on the Effects icon (it’s the star) and select your desired effect. Use the button at the top left of each effect to further customize and adjust your design. To remove an effect, click on the Effects icon and select Remove at the bottom.

You can also find the Effects feature in the Expanded Toolbar on the right-hand side of the Editor. Just click on any element, expand the toolbar, and head over to the Effects section. There, you can use the drop-down list to select your desired effect, and use the following slider bars to customize and adjust them.

Remix your elements and choose from the following effects: Noise, Swirl, Bulge, Pinch, Color halftone, Halftone, and Glow.

Noise

The Noise effect adds static speckles to your element, creating a textured layer. Use the slider bars in the effects setting to customize the strength of the Noise effect.

  • The strength controls the intensity and visibility of the effect.

Projector noise effect for text, images, and media

Swirl

The Swirl effect rotates, spirals, and spins your elements. Use the slider bars in the effects setting to customize the angle, radius, and location of the Swirl effect.

  • The angle shifts the direction of the swirl.

  • The radius shifts the intensity of the swirl.

  • The offset is the center point of the swirl. Adjust the offset by clicking on and dragging the dot around the axis. You can also enter in the exact coordinates of the axis for more precise placement. (This is helpful if you want to copy the exact Swirl effect placement between images, scenes, or stories.)

Projector swirl effect for text, images, and media

Bulge

The Bulge effect distorts your elements to stretch and pop outwards. Use the slider bars in the effects setting to customize the strength, radius, and location of the Bulge effect.

  • The strength controls the intensity of the effect.

  • The radius determines the size of the effect.

  • The offset is the center point of the bulge. Adjust the offset by clicking on and dragging the dot around the axis. You can also enter in the exact coordinates of the axis for more precise placement. (This is helpful if you want to copy the exact Bulge effect placement between images, scenes, or stories.)

Projector bulge effect for text, images, and media

Pinch

The Pinch effect distorts your elements to shrink and shift inwards. Use the slider bars in the effects setting to customize the strength, radius, and location of the Pinch effect.

  • The strength controls the intensity of the effect.

  • The radius determines the size of the effect.

  • The offset is the center point of the pinch. Adjust the offset by clicking on and dragging the dot around the axis. You can also enter in the exact coordinates of the axis for more precise placement. (This is helpful if you want to copy the exact Pinch effect placement between images, scenes, or stories.)

Projector pinch effect for text, images, and media

Color halftone

The Color halftone effect adds dispersed dots to your elements, with colors that complement the element. Use the slider bars in the effects setting to customize the angle and size of the Color halftone effect.

  • The angle controls the rotation and direction of the effect.

  • The size affects the size and number of dots.

Projector color halftone effect for text, images, and media

Halftone

The Halftone effect adds dispersed dots to your elements, with an additional grayscale effect. Use the slider bars in the effects setting to customize the angle and size of the Halftone effect.

  • The angle controls the rotation and direction of the effect.

  • The size affects the size and number of dots.

Projector halftone effect for text, images, and media

Glow

The Glow effect adds a neon glow to points of your element. Use the slider bars in the effects setting to customize the strength and glow point of the Glow effect.

  • The strength controls the rotation and direction of the effect.

  • The glow affects the size and number of dots.

Projector glow effect for text, images, and media

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