In-place editors

PhotoStyler filters have number of built-in editors to simplify the styling tasks, most of the editors are turned on automatically when an appropriate filter is selected in the filters list. The only “manual” editor is the mask editor wich can be toggled with a pencil icon located in the filter panel header. Below you can find detailed descriptions of the in-place editors.

Mask Editor

Mask editor
This is really powerful tool that will help you to create some truly unique graphics. Apply simplest “sepia” effect and draw a mask covering one object on the photo – you’ll get eye-catching color splash! Most PhotoStyler’s filter support masking, to turn the mask editor on you must click on the pencil icon located in the header of the filter panel.

Caption (Text) Editor

Caption editor
This editor appears once you select a “Caption” filter in the filters chain. It’s represented with a bounding box with some text inside and the rotator control. You can drag this box to place the text, use anchors to resize it and drag the rotator to rotate the text. Double-click turns the editor into the regular RichEdit text control where you can type text, define fonts, color, paragraph styles and so on. It’s pretty simple and looks quite close to a regular text processor.

Tip: use “Format” item in the Main Menu to vary the fonts and their attributes.

Sprite Editor

Sprite editor
It’s pretty close to the “Text” editor: a bounding box, anchors and rotator. You can move, resize and rotate the sprite object to place a “fingerprint” over the vintage photo, for instance. However, the filter and editor are not limited to the dirts, you can use them to watermark the images with your logo, place some object over the image and so on.

Crop Editor

Crop editor
Crop editor appear when you have a “Crop” filter selected. It defines simple rectangular area, everything outside of the area will be cut out.

Transform Editor

Transform editor
When a “Transform” filter is selected, this editor reveals. It’s more than simple and contains of the rotator control and a kind of protractor than show the rotation degree.

Glass frame Editor

Glass frame editor
This specific editor was designed for the “Glass Frame” filter. It shows concrete frame size in pixels and allows to vary the size by dragging the control point.

Tilt-Shift Editor

Tiltshift editor
Tilt-shift. This editor is designed to simplify the “toy camera” adjustments, it’s pretty simple to use and allows to reach good results easily. The editor shows area covered by the blur, you can position, rotate the area and define the size precisely.

Bokeh Editor

Bokeh editor
“Bokeh” is the editor used by the “Lens Blur” filter, it’s represented by a 49 cells, each cell can be turned “on” and “off”. “On” cells allow to draw the bokeh circle in their area.

Comparator Editor

Compare editor
A specific view used by the “Scene” object to compare original image and the output result. You can move the “compare origin” and change the angle. It’s pretty simple in use yet very useful when you need a quick before/after check.

Overall those editors are designed to simplify the work and built into the app seamlessly.