Archive for February, 2013
This tutorial shows how to use PictoColor’s iCorrect Protrait PSP plug-in to color correct images of people. iCorrect Portrait’s unique skin tone technology works well on any color skin and reduces the task of making the color right to a few clicks. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
More and more digital cameras now include modes and features that produce all types of effects that in the past could have been done only on the computer. Among these is the ability to shoot in different types of filters including black and white and sepia tone.
So, the question of the day is: “Should I shoot in black and white or convert later on the computer?”
The general consensus among most digital photo experts seems to be: “Shoot in full color and convert on the computer”.
The main reason for this is that when you shoot in these modes, you are making all of your creative decisions when you take the shot. In most cases this means you are limiting your options down the road when compared to starting with a full colored shot.
That said, many software programs have a standard black and white conversion feature which works well enough in certain cases. But a lot of times, we’re trying to acheive a certain look or create a more dramatic expression. In these instances, it’s better to use a specialized application that offers additional creative tools. One of the best programs for this is PictoColor Software’s iCorrect EditLab Pro, a robust color correction and enhancement plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Corel PaintShop Pro.
In addition to simply reducing the Saturation globally to -100 to convert to black and white, iCorrect EditLab Pro offers specialized tools that make it easy to create more dramatic effects. After doing a basic black and white conversion to see whether a particular photo is a good candidate for conversion, you will want to switch to the fourth adjustment tab of the control panel identified by the hue wheel. This is where the HueSelect Control Point Technology is utilized. Read the complete Tutorial
The complete tutorial is available at PictoColor’s website at http://www.pictocolor.com/Black_and_White_Conversion_and_Sepia_Tone_Conversion_Tutorial_Saxaphone.htm
Information on PictoColor’s iCorrect Color Correction Plug-ins can be found at
Making the color of a photo right in PaintShop Pro can be a complex and time consuming task. This video tutorial compares the auto fix features of PaintShop Pro with PictoColor’s iCorrect OneClick color correction. http://youtu.be/I6ymxEyhdsc
PictoColor’s New iCorrect PSP Color Correction Plug-ins for Corel PaintShop Pro
Once again, all of our iCorrect products are now compatible with Corel’s powerful creative photo editor, PaintShop Pro! Get the same point-and-click, frustration-free color correction and enhancement tools found in our professional products in 32-bit versions for your favorite photo software.
iCorrect PSP Plug-ins for Corel PaintShop Pro
The new plug-ins are 32 bit and are available for Corel PaintShop Pro (X2–X5) and are affordably priced. For more information on iCorrect PSP plug-ins and PictoColor’s complete product line of color correction and editing software go to www.pictocolor.com.
PictoColor Announces New iCorrect Plug-ins for Photoshop Elements
All the great color tools and technology of our professional iCorrect products are now available for Photoshop Elements and users, too! The 32-bit versions of our iCorrect plug-ins are specially priced for home users and photo enthusiasts looking for fast and easy ways to Make the Color Right.
iCorrect Pse for Photoshop Elements
The new plug-ins are 32 bit and are available for Windows and Mac versions of Photoshop Elements (6.0–11.0) and are affordaby priced. For more information on iCorrect Pse plug-ins and PictoColor’s complete product line of color correction and editing software go to www.pictocolor.com.