Lens Effect

Use Lens effects to control the transparency and appearance of object color.

Lens effects are applied to the topmost object and can only be applied to vector objects. The one exception is the transparent lens, which can be applied to bitmaps.

  • Select the desired objects.
  • From the Effects menu, point to Lens and select the desired Lens Effect

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  • Adjust parameters in DesignCentral.

Note: These are different options than the Transparency Effects in the Fill/Stroke Editor. Read about them here: Transparency Effects

All Lens effects have a parameter for Hide Stroke: When checked, applies the transparency to the stroke of each selected object.

 

Lens Effect Result DesignCentral parameters
Transparency

With this effect, the object receiving the effect will have a transparency that allows you to see the objects underneath.

 

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Opacity: Specifies the degree of opacity to be applied to the selected objects (0 to 100%).

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Invert

The colors of all vector and bitmap objects under the object where the effect is applied will be inverted.

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None
Brighten

The colors of all vector and bitmap objects under the object that receives the effect will be brightened.

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Brightness: Specifies the degree of brightness to be applied to the selected objects (0 to 100%).

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Wireframe

The vector objects underneath the object receiving the effect will be displayed without any fills.

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None
Magnify

The objects under the object receiving the effect are magnified.

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Zoom Scale: Specifies the degree of magnification to be applied to the selected objects. Values above 100% will magnify the objects; values below 100% will reduce them.

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