Applying a Colored Edges effect

You can use the Colored Edges effect to trace the lines and details of people or objects in your images. You can save your options as a preset value for future use.

To apply a Colored Edges effect:

  1. In Edit mode, in the Add group, click Special Effect.
  2. Click Colored Edges.
  3. On the Colored Edges tab, set the options as described below.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Done to accept your changes and close the pane.
    • Click Cancel to discard your changes and close the pane.

Colored Edges options


Specifies the amount of color added to the edges within the image. The higher the setting, the thicker the color that is applied to the image.

Edge color

Specifies the color of the edges.

Edge detection

Specifies the edge detection algorithm. The algorithm controls the formula used to detect the edges and the direction of the edge indicators.


Blurs the edges in the image. Select the Use blurring check box, and then select a blur setting to determine how much blur is applied.

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Applying a Colored Edges effect