How to correct images with Corel Photo Paint's effects tool – Quick and easy

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Many times you get a good photograph and some details need to be corrected to give it a better color balance or to bring out specific aspects, the effects of Corel Photo Paint provide a great help in this type of case. Other times our photograph looks a bit blurry, but Corel Photo Paint has tools that are responsible for correcting them.

By being able to edit with brushes and do minimalist work that helps achieve great finishes, this software does  is gaining its place in the hearts of editors  occasional.

How to fix an image with Corel Photo Paint effects?

This editing tool is located in the left panel of options, once selected, you have the option to select the specifications you want in the top panel.

So, you can choose in its first one option the thickness and type of brush with which the effect will be applied, generally a suggestion bar is shown that will change with use, going to show the last brushes that have been used.

Once you've selected the effect brush, you can decide whether to use a default effect (which blocks the rest of the editable options) or a custom effect, where you can completely change the look of the effect.

If you use a predefined effect but decide to change some information, such as the brush size, it will automatically change as custom. In case you don't know, you can also save your own custom brushes

It is also possible change the blend mode of the effect, thus generating that the effect more or less blends with the colors of the image.


You can change the intensity of the effect, this refers to the amount of effect that will be applied each time you pass the brush. This way you will be able to edit with some caution so as not to damage the image.

Basically the use of these effects depends a lot on the perception of the person using them. Because it is the eye of the person who edits the photo that knows what they hope to achieve by editing it.

Some advices

If you are a beginner with this application, it is good that you try the tools with an image of your choice. This way you learn how each one works and what makes the values ​​go up or down.

We also recommend that you combine other tools to achieve more realistic effects. For example, it magic wand tool which helps you select specific work areas.

Combine the use of tools to achieve great effects, create layers or edit directly on the image. Take some risks to understand how each tool works.

In case you are looking for more specific tools, it is important that you know that you can find and apply effects such as posterization, threshold, color inversion and deinterlacing or other effects such as color transformation and silhouettes

Benefits of Corel Photo Paint Effects

Being an editing program designed for computer and tablet design, allows for a large number of options. Likewise, the use of its effects is quite functional, because it allows editing with subtle touches and in specific areas.

Thanks to this, it gains a position among casual publishers and content creators. Influencers or instagramers are some who always deserve to create photo content for their networks.

On the other hand, this software allows a large number of options without too many drawbacks by presenting an interface quite simple to use.


Corel Photo Paint is a simple editor but it deserves at least some practice to use. For this reason it is not for direct use, which complicates its use by those who are just entering this world.

Also, understanding how some tools work is worth using. Which, in a sense, becomes a problem, the only solution of which is spend time trying them all.

Finally, we hope this tutorial will be of great help to you and once again we encourage you to try new things and try using the tools of this very complete application.

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