updated on 05 August 2022 | reading time: 3 minutes


Other effects

There are a few miscellaneous effects that are hard to classify, but considered gems in Corel Vector and are found in the Other effects category.

other effects




Mirror effect

The Mirror effect creates a vertical reflection with variable transparency along the Y-axis of the effect.

This effect simulates the natural reflections of an object into water, ice, glass, crystal, etc. Opacity diminishes gradually towards the end of the duplicate.

Mirror effect example

You can control the opacity as well as the padding and height through the Mirror effect panel.

Mirror effect panel

The Opacity (1) slider controls the transparency of the reflection.

Mirror effect transparency

You can control the distance between the object and the reflection by typing in the Padding (2) text box.

Mirror effect padding


Note: The Padding text box doesn’t accept the negative values, so it’s impossible to collide or overlap the shapes of the object and its reflection.

You can set the height of the reflection by typing in the Height (3) text field. You can also use the   and   to increment the height value by steps of 10.

Mirror effect height


Stroke effect


The Stroke effect creates a border around an object.

Stroke effect example

This border may vary in size, weight, and shape. You can pick a color, and change a position to either inside, outside, or center. Finally, you can enclose it in an elliptical shape by toggling the Elliptical (5) radio slider.

Stroke effect radio slider


Note: You might ask “Why create a stroke effect since we have a border?”. In fact, the stroke effect is much more versatile with variable shape and weight across the object. It also allows you to apply the effects to some borders and leave some of them unaffected.

Inner Glow

Inner Glow effect

The Inner Glow effect creates a radiance around an object.

Inner glow effect

The light from the effect is emanating towards the center of the object.

inner glow controls

You can control the weight of the effect with the Radius (1) slider.

Inner glow effect, radius option

The Intensity (2) slider controls the saturation and opacity of the effect. Low intensity makes the glow very pale and faint.

Inner glow, intensity slider

You can also choose a color by clicking the Eyedropper (3) icon to open the Color Picker.

Outer Glow

Outer glow effect

The Outer Glow effect makes the light radiate outside.

outer glow effect example

The Outer Glow effect has the same interface as the inner glow.

Outer glow panel options

You can control the spread of the glow by dragging the Radius (1) slider.

outer glow effect intensity

The Intensity (2) slider controls both transparency and saturation of the effect.

Outer glow intensity

You can also choose a color by clicking the Eyedropper (3) icon to open the Color Picker.

Note: For the Stroke, Outer Glow, and Inner Glow effects, the Color Picker panel offers only solid colors with no gradient options available.