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.
Snow is not blue!
Unless you take the time to white balance your camera before taking a photo with snow chances are the snow will have a blue cast and the overall color will be dull. Since I live in Minnesota I end up taking a lot of winter photos and invariably my photos will suffer from the blue cast phenomenon. But, I don’t let it bother me because I have a easy way to make my snow photos look great. I use PictoColor’s iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in in either Photoshop or Elements to make the color right. Here is a video tutorial that shows how EditLab Pro works.
For more information on iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in go to http://www.pictocolor.com/editlabpro.htm.
Create Stylized Impressions for Wedding and Portrait Photos Tutorial
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 achieve a certain look or create a more stylized impression. 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.
PictoColor’s iCorrect OneClick 2.0 Photoshop plug-in for Windows is now available at Amazon.com. This is the latest version of the OneClick color correction plug-in and is compatible with both 32 and 64 version of Photoshop running under Windows operating system. This latest version includes Temp and Tint controls and sharpening. The plug-in software is delivered on a CD in a jewel case and is licensed for two computers. The list price is $79.95 and, for a limited time it is available for $49.95.
iCorrect OneClick 2.0 Features:
- OneClick auto correction: remove color cast, adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation
- Enhancements: Tint and Temp controls, fine tune brightness, highlights, shadows, contrast and saturation
- Auto Sharpening
- 32/64 bit Photoshop running on Windows OS
- Photoshop CS6 64 bit compatible
Only on Amazon
iCorrect OneClick 2.0 32.64 bit Photoshop Plug-in is only available on a CD from Amazon.com. Special offer price is $49.95 plus S&H.
If you have iCorrect OneClick 1.5 for Windows and didn’t upgrade to 2.0 when it was available you now have an opportunity to get the latest version.
PictoColor Software is offering a FREE copy of iCorrect OneClick Plug-in to all of our iCorrectColor blog followers! iCorrect OneClick takes the guesswork out of color correction and makes the color right! Download your FREE copy at http://www.pictocolor.com/oneclick-blog.htm
Please see the following link for more info on Mac OS Lion problems:
Many of you have experienced crashing with the new version of iCorrect EditLab Pro for Macintosh running on the Mac OS Lion. Our product development team is working with Apple and Adobe to find a solution. We will keep you posted as we learn more from them.
Using iCorrect EditLab ProApp with Photoshop Lightroom
Photoshop Lightroom users can utilize the full power, ease and functionality of iCorrect EditLab ProApp with seamless integration via the Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the software within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original.
iCorrect EditLab ProApp is a stand-alone program featuring the same color technology that make up our popular Photoshop plug-ins. At the heart of iCorrect EditLab ProApp is our award-winning color architecture with its unique, frustration-free approach to color correction and color editing. consists of four separate tool panels identified by four distinctly numbered tabs. The four panels are logically arranged from left to right and offer a wizard-like approach to accurate color. The tools are designed in such a way that as you progress from left to right, the tools will not, and in fact cannot affect any of the tools to its left. This alleviates the common frustration of correcting for one thing while throwing off another. With iCorrect EditLab Pro, one pass through the tools and you are finished.
iCorrect EditLab ProApp also features ProcessQ, an image queue that allows users to manage color corrections for efficient, time-saving workflows. After images are added to ProcessQ via Lightroom, they are displayed as thumbnails in the filmstrip at the bottom of the main panel. With ProcessQ, users can correct and save any number of images – either one at a time or as an entire group. Users can even Synchronize adjustments across multiple images. iCorrect EditLab ProApp also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for every day tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session.