Total Control Adding Effects From Other Apps
Pod Blogger write:
PicMix is the most powerful tool I have found for blending two versions of the same picture. For example, if you have used a filter program to put a texture on your pic, load that version to the background first. Then load the plain version to the foreground and wash away the areas where you want the texture to show through.
Brush adjustments let you set the size and fuzziness of the brush and the degree to which you want the effect to show through. Use “Clear” to wash the top layer away and “Add” to put it back. Use “Scroll” to pan and zoom. (The “Move” button only moves the top layer, which will mess up the alignment if you are working with two versions of the same pic.)
Added Bonus: PicMix does a great job of making a hi-res versions of low-res pics. If you put a 683 x 1024 pic on the background layer and a 320 x 480 pic in the foreground, then save the “Canvas,” you will get a 683 x 1024 version of your foreground pic that is sharp and undistorted.