You can use the Solarize effect to simulate the effect of overexposing an image, as though the film was exposed to light before developing. You can select or change the Solarize options to apply this effect to your image, and save your options as a preset for use at another time.
To apply a Solarize effect:
- In Edit mode, in the Add group, click Special Effect.
- Click Solarize.
- On the Solarize tab, drag the Threshold slider to specify the brightness threshold of the image.
- In the Effect area, specify which pixels you want to adjust by selecting one of the following options:
- Solarize: adjusts pixels located above the specified threshold option. The effect takes any pixels above the threshold and replaces them with their negative value. When you solarize an image, a higher threshold value sets a brighter threshold, and colors need to be brighter to be overexposed.
- Lunarize: adjusts pixels located below the specified threshold option. The effect takes any pixels below the threshold and replaces them with their negative value. When you lunarize an image, a higher threshold value sets a darker threshold, and colors do not have to be as bright to be overexposed.
- 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.