|Getting Started (page 1)|
||When you start iMaginator, you'll get a document window with an image (it starts with the default tiger; you can always change the default image in Preferences).|
On the left side of the window, there's a list of effects. iMaginator comes with 109 Filter, Transition and Special Effects, or "Effects" for short.
Click on an effect. For example, click on the first effect under Favorites: Glass Lozenge. Immediately, the image changes to show a glass lozenge shaped object drawn over the image. Notice that a tile representing the effect has appeared below the effect list, and an effect controller has appeared below that.
Use the effect controller to change the glass lozenge. You can change its radius and its refraction index just by dragging on the sliders.
Move your mouse over the image. Now you can see there are two location point controllers associated with the lozenge. Click and drag them around to move and resize the lozenge.
Now, click on another effect. The image immediately changes, another effect tile appears, and another effect controller appears after the Glass Lozenge controller. Notice how the new effect affects the lozenge.
Reorder the effects: Drag the new effect’s effect tile and place it before the Glass Lozenge effect tile. Now the glass lozenge distorts the new effect.