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PictoColor’s New Color Correction Software Website

by on Apr.19, 2016, under Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect EditLab ProApp, iCorrect Portrait, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop plug-ins

Check out PictoColor’s new website: http://www.pictocolor.com.

PictoColor: Better Color Faster

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iCorrect EditLab Pro and iCorrect Portrait Photoshop Plug-ins

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iCorrect EditLab ProApp Stand Alone and inCamera Photoshop Plug-in

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Streamline Photoshop Portrait Color Correction

by on Mar.19, 2015, under Color Correction, iCorrect Portrait, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins

PictoColor’s iCorrect Portrait Ps plug-in (for Photoshop, Elements, and PaintShop Pro) is known for it’s “Point and Click” approach to color correction and PictoColor’s proprietary Skin Tone Technology which makes color correcting people photos a breeze. What we don’t often talk about are the time saving workflow features built into iCorrect Portrait that really streamlines portrait color correction. This video tutorial shows explains these features and how any portrait, wedding, school or sports photographer can save hours color correcting photos.


For more information on iCorrect Portrait plug-in just go to www.pictocolor.com/portrait.htm.

Wayne

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Best Shortcut to Perfect Skin Tones in Photoshop, Elements, PaintShop Pro

by on Mar.05, 2015, under Color Correction, iCorrect Portrait, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins

There Must Be An Easy Way to Get Perfect Skin Color
Getting the correct Skin Color Can be difficult when editing people photos in Photoshop, Elements, or PaintShop Pro. The many tutorials and videos describing how to get the skin tone right suggests how difficult and time consuming it can be. But, there is an easy way. Here is a video tutorial that shows how PictoColor’s iCorrect Portrait Plug-in’s (Photoshop, Elements, or PaintShop Pro) “point and click” approach to color correction and PictoColor’s Skin Tone Technology can simplify the process.


While this video was made for PaintShop Pro users it is applicable when using iCorrect Portrait in Photoshop or Elements. For more information go to www.pictocolor.com/portrait.htm.

 

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The Diner, by Rodger Kingston, Photographer of the Ordinary

by on Feb.28, 2015, under Color Correction, iCorrect Portrait, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop plug-ins

The Diner, by Rodger Kingston

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The “photographer of the ordinary”, Rodger Kingston, takes an ordinary scene and turns it into a photo essay of life. Take some time to visit his Smugmug page, http://rpkphoto.smugmug.com/, for an extraordinary experience of the ordinary. Rodger has been using iCorrect Portrait to make the color right even though most of his photos do not include people.

Here is the before and after comparison.

Diner_before_after-600Even though iCorrect Portrait was developed primarily to make it easy to fix the color of people, hence the name “portrait”, it is a great tool to quickly correct any photo. With a simple “point and click” interface you can quickly set the white and black points, remove color cast, adjust brightness and contrast, and fix skin tones and memory colors. Learn more about Memory Color technology at http://www.icorrectcolor.com/2013/05/01/memory-colors-explained/.  For more information on iCorrect Portrait Photoshop plug-in go to http:www/pictocolor.com/portrait.htm. 

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Memory Colors For Consistent Color

by on May.01, 2013, under Color Correction, iCorrect Portrait, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins

iCorrect Portrait’s Memory Color Technology For Consistent Color From Image to Image
If you ever have specific colors that you would like to correct consistently from image to image or from job to job you will appreciate the Memory Color technology in PictoColor’s iCorrect Portrait. A very useful feature of iCorrect Portrait is its ability to create custom memory color definitions that help provide that consistency. Some good examples might be the creation of memory color definitions for your backdrops, a team uniform color, or for sky or foliage.

iCorrect Portrait's Memory Color Technology

iCorrect Portrait’s Memory Color Technology

Create Your Own Memory Colors in iCorrect Portrait

A new tutorial article shows how to easily create Custom Memory Colors.

Create Custom Memory Colors to Match Templates to Sport Team Colors
iCorrect Portrait’s Memory Color Technology can also help sports photographers match template colors to team colors. Here is a link to a tutorial article that illustrates how to use Custom Memory Colors for creating matching color templates. http://www.pictocolor.com/matching-templates-to-team-colors-for-sports-photography.html

Match template color to sport teams colors

Match template color to sport teams colors

iCorrect Portrait’s Memory Color Technology simplifies the task of matching colors. For more information on iCorrect Portrait go to www.pictocolor.com. iCorrect Portrait plug-ins are available for Photoshop, Elements, and PaintShop Pro.
Wayne www.pictocolor.com

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iCorrect Portrait-Best Shortcut to Perfect Color for 12 Years

by on Apr.26, 2013, under Color Correction, iCorrect Portrait, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins

Celebrating 12 years as the Best Shortcut to Perfect Color
PictoColor’s iCorrect Portrait Photoshop Color Correction plug-in (originally Pictographics iCorrect Professional) was first introduced to the public April 27th, 2001. The latest issue of PictoScript Newsletter talks about the history of the plug-in.

iCorrect Professional (left) and iCorrect Portrait (right) screen shots

iCorrect Professional (left) and iCorrect Portrait (right) screen shots

David Ziser coined the phrase “Best Shortcut to Perfect Color” to describe iCorrect Portrait. The “point and click” approach to color correction and the unique skin tone technology developed by Pictographics International replaces the complex “chase your tail” Photoshop color correction process.

Joe Farace, the renown portrait photographer, said, “My favorite tool for correcting skin tones is PictoColor’s iCorrect Portrait Photoshop compatible plug-in….It does a great job in correction color”.

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Photo compliments of Joe Farace

You can learn more about the history of iCorrect Portrait and how it can help you Make the Color Right in the PictoScript Newsletter and at www.pictocolor.com/portrait.htm. iCorrect Portrait is available as a Photoshop Plug-in, Elements Plug-in, and PaintShop Pro plug-in.

Wayne  www.pictocolor.com

 

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Beautiful Portraits with PS Elements, iCorrect Portrait, and Arcsoft Portrait+

by on Apr.09, 2013, under Color Correction, iCorrect Portrait, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins, Tutorials

At PictoColor we tend to focus on Making the Color Right, which is certainly an important ingredient in a beautiful portrait, particularly getting the skin tones right. But, color isn’t necessarily the only parameter to consider when creating a beautiful portrait for a client. Smoothing skin, removing blemishes, reducing hot spots, making teeth whiter, and other cosmetic corrections can certainly enhance a portrait. Another plug-in that is a great companion to iCorrect Portrait is Arcsoft’s Portrait+ Auto Retoucher for Portraits.  The following photo compares the original (left) with Portrait+ without iCorrect Portrait correction (center) and iCorrect Portrait & Portrait+ (right).  The corrections made with each plug-in are described below. I used Photoshop Elements 8 with the two plug-ins, but they work with newer versions of Photoshop and Elements.

Portrait Compare: Original, Portrait+, Portrait+ & iCorrect Portrait (click to enlarge)

Portrait Compare: Original, Portrait+, Portrait+ & iCorrect Portrait (click to enlarge)

 

iCorrect Portrait Plug-in with PictoColor’s Skin Tone Technology

PictoColor iCorrect Portrait Plug-in with Skin Tone Technology (Click for larger image)

PictoColor iCorrect Portrait Plug-in with Skin Tone Technology
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First, I used iCorrect Portrait plug-in to correct the color. After opening the photo in Elements I selected the iCorrect Portrait from the Filter pull down menu. Next I set the tonal range by setting the Auto White and Black points and then clicked on several neutral areas (white on shirt and head band) to remove the color cast. Then I clicked on Face icon to activate the Skin Tone correction and clicked on a couple of areas of skin and I was finished. I also activated the Sharpen feature so that sharpening would be applied automatically and then clicked OK.

 Arcsoft Portrait+ Auto Retoucher for Portraits

Arcsoft Portrait+ plug-in--Portrait Retoucher (click for larger image)

Arcsoft Portrait+ plug-in–Portrait Retoucher
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Next I selected Portrait+ from the Filter pull down menu. Using the Clean Up menu I soften the skin, reduced the shine on Emily’s forehead, and whitened the teeth. The process was really quick and I was satisfied with the new portrait. There is much more that can be done in Portrait+ and you can find out more at Arcsoft’s website and download the demo version (which I used for this post).

Conclusion
While I am impressed with what Portrait+ plug-in can do to make help make beautiful portraits, the color must be right before you use it.  That is why I recommend using iCorrect Portrait plug-in first to Make the Color Right and then Portrait+.

Final portrait using iCorrect Portrait and Portrait+ (click for larger image)

Final portrait using iCorrect Portrait and Portrait+
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Wayne www.pictocolor.com

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Best Shortcut to Perfect Skin tones in PaintShop Pro

by on Feb.26, 2013, under Color Correction, iCorrect Portrait, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins

New PaintShop Pro Video Tutorial: Best Shortcuts to perfect skin tones.

PaintShop Pro Video Tutorial: Best Shortcut to Perfect Skin Tones

PaintShop Pro Video Tutorial: Best Shortcut to Perfect Skin Tones

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.

Learn more about giving every photo the Color of Life.

Wayne www.pictocolor.com

 

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PictoColor’s New iCorrect Plug-ins for PaintShop Pro

by on Feb.05, 2013, under iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect OneClick, iCorrect Portrait, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins

iCorrect PSP Plug-ins

New PictoColor iCorrect PSP plug-ins for PaintShop Pro

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

iCorrect PSP Plug-ins

PictoColor iCorrect Color Correction Plug-ins for PaintShop Pro

iCorrect OneClick PSP–OneClick color correction

iCorrect Portrait PSP–Point and Click color correction with Skin Tone Technology

iCorrect EditLab PSP–Color correction and editing with SmartColor Wizard and Hue Select Control Point Technology

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.

Wayne www.pictocolor.com

 

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PictoColor’s New iCorrect Plug-ins for Elements

by on Feb.04, 2013, under Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect OneClick, iCorrect Portrait, Photoshop Elements

Make the color right with iCorrect

New iCorrect Plug-ins for Elements

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

iCorrect Pse Plug-ins for Elements

iCorrect Pse Color Correction Plug-ins for Photoshop Elements

iCorrect OneClick Pse–OneClick color correction

iCorrect Portrait Pse–Point and Click color correction with Skin Tone Technology

iCorrect EditLab Pse–Color correction and editing with SmartColor Wizard and Hue Select Control Point Technology

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.

Wayne
www.pictocolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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