Archive for April, 2016
In addition to making color corrections quickly and easily, iCorrect EditLab Pro can also be used to create many different artistic effects.
In this post we will show how easy it is to add warming or cooling effects, subtle sepia toning, and dramatic black and white conversions.
Let’s start with a brilliant, well-balanced photo of the famed Gothic Bridge #28 in Central Park.
One of the easiest ways to add your own unique vision, especially to seasonal shots, is to manually adjust the color balance to make the image warmer or cooler. With iCorrect EditLab Pro, this is accomplished with Slider Controls in the Color Balance tool. After switching the Color Balance tool from the default Eye Dropper mode to the 3-Slider mode, simply move the first Slider toward (R)ed, the second Slider toward (M)agenta, and the third Slider toward (Y)ellow, to make the image warmer.
Another interesting effect, known as sepia toning, can be a great way to add more visual interest to a black and white photo. Let’s begin by converting our full color image into a custom black and white photo, and then add back our desired color with the Toning tool. iCorrect EditLab Pro conveniently has as part of its HueSelect ControlPoint Technology, found in Tool Tab 4, an Auto Black and White Conversion feature: If you click the B/W button, it will quickly set every hue to minimum saturation. It also features and Auto Sepia Tone tool: If you click the Sepia button, it will set every hue to minimum saturation, and set the toning color to a standard sepia tone. These buttons are shortcuts that set multiple controls for you. You can then fine tune any of the settings as well as create your own custom Sepia Tone definitions.
Finally, even though iCorrect EditLab Pro offers an Auto Black and White Conversion feature, you may want to create a more dramatic expression by modifying other aspects of the image, especially the relative brightness of the highlights and shadows as well as the overall contrast. This is accomplished in Tool Tab 3.
So, you can see that it’s very easy to create three very different images with varying effects from the same photo using the straight-forward tools found in iCorrect EditLab Pro.
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Here is an unusual photo of Mt. Rushmore of only one of the four Presidents. This was taken from the pathway that runs below the Presidents.
The photo was enhanced using Elements for cropping and sizing and iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in to enhance the color. The photo was cropped to fit PictoColor’s Facebook Page Cover Photo. Below is the original photo before color enhancement. Notice how dull it looks.
iCorrect EditLab Pro has four Tabs that work independently of each other. When you move from Tab 1 to Tab 2 you do not effect the adjustment made in Tab 1, and so on, thus avoiding the “chase your tail” characteristic of Photoshops color tools.
In Tab 1 we remove any color cast by clicking on a couple of neutral (white, black, or grey) areas in the image.
Tab 2 sets the white, black and mid points. I usually click on SmartColor and let EditLab set the three points. You can make further adjustments if necessary, but usually SmartColor is all you need.
Tab 3 is where you can make adjustments to Brightness, including highlights and shadows, contrast and overall saturation.
Tab 4 is PictoColor’s HueSelect Control Point technology where we can tweak the colors independently. In this photo I used the built in Memory color for blue sky to correct the color of the sky. I then selected the green foliage hue from the image and increased the brightness and saturation of the green, while not effecting the color of the sky or the monument.
Using iCorrect EditLab Pro plug-in the whole color enhancement process took less than a minute or so.
Learn more about iCorrect EditLab Pro with SmartColor and HueSelect Control Point technologies at http://www.pictocolor.com/icorrect-editlab-pro.html.