Sapphire Effects

Here you can learn the many ways you can use Sapphire effects in your work. Most of the examples shown in these videos are available as presets.

Select an effect category or search a look you want to create:



Generates a dual color channel version of an image, as might be perceived by the limited color vision of dogs. Effective in emphasizing complimentary colors.


Simulates a film process in which silver is not removed from the negative. The result has increased contrast and reduced color saturation for a color grading or color treatment look.


Embosses the source clip, emphasizing the edges, using the brightness of the Bumps input as a relief map.


Generates star-shaped glints at locations where the source clip is brighter than the threshold.



Creates a halftone effect on your source footage using a pattern colored dots.


Generates a diverse collection of textures, some of which resemble a surface of a rough object under an electron microscope.


Creates a fractured, fly's eye view effect by breaking the image into circle-shaped tiles and transforming the image within each tile.


Generates glowing light from areas of the source clip that are brighter than the given threshold. Solid noise texture is included to give the glow a noisy or grainy effect.


Generates a monochrome version of the source using adjustable weights for red, green, and blue channels. It can simulate a color filter applied to the lens of a black and white camera.



Smoothes out a clip by removing banding artifacts and diffusing pixels across the banded areas while keeping the original edges intact.


Recolors the source clip according to three specified colors using the brightness of the source clip. Similar to DuoTone and QuadTone.


Generates star-shaped rainbow colored glints at locations where the source clip is brighter than the threshold.



Creates electrical arcs and lightning bolts between two points. Easily position bolts with spline control, and animate bolts along a path. 2D and 3D modes available.


Transitions between two clips using random pixel static. The pixelated look of this effect depends on the image resolution, so test your final resolution before processing.


Two blurs with different widths result in different scales and offset by a gray value. Can result in more abstract looks or color grading looks.


Performs a clock wipe transition between two clips. The Wipe Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.