iCorrect Color Blog

PaintShop Pro Plug-ins

Waterfall in the Spring–Making the Color Pop

by on May.12, 2016, under Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, PaintShop Pro, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins

I take a lot of photos of our gardens throughout the seasons and all need a bit of editing. I usually use Photoshop Elements for cropping and iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in from PictoColor for fixing the color. It is easy and quick to make the color pop with EditLab. Here is a brief tutorial on how I fixed the color of a photo of the waterfall in our back garden.

After installing iCorrect EditLab Pro plug-in in the Elements Filters folder go to Filters/PictoColor/iCorrect EditLab Pro 6.0 to launch EditLab.

select_editlab

EditLab has 4 correct Tabs and it is best to work from Tab 1 through Tab 4, although not absolutely necessary. EditLab’s technology is such that a correction made in subsequent Tabs will not affect the correction made in the previous Tab, thus avoiding the “chase your tail” characteristic of Photoshop corrections.

Tab 1–Remove Color Cast
waterfall_icetab1I clicked on a couple of grey rocks to remove color cast. Make sure the areas you click are really neutral (black, white, or grey).

Tab 2–Set White, Black and Midpoints

waterfall_icetab2

In Tab 2 we can set the black, white, and mid-points manually by adjusting the sliders or click on the SmartColor button and let EditLab select the points, which was done in this example. After SmartColor selects the points they can be individually adjusted if necessary or desired.

Tab 3–Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation

waterfall_icetab3

Adjust Brightness (Global, Shadows, Highlights), Contrast and Saturation in Tab 3.

Tab 4 HueSelect Control Point Technology

waterfall_icetab4a

EditLab’s HueSelect Control Point Technology, unique to EditLab, facilitates the hue, brightness, and saturation with in an image without affecting the other hues. In this example, I selected the green hue of the leaves and boosted the saturation.

waterfall_icetab4b

Next, I selected the red hue of the flower pot and increased the saturation.

The whole process took less than a minute. If noise removal and/or sharpening is necessary just check the boxes and these functions are applied automatically in the proper order as the corrected image is saved in Elements.

Here is the before and after comparison.

waterfall_ice_before-after You can find out more information on PictoColor’s iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in and www.pictocolor.com/editlabpro.html. BTW, PictoColor’s plug-ins are compatible with Photoshop, Elements, and Corel’s PaintShop Pro.

Leave a Comment :, , , , , more...

How to fix your scenic photos.

by on May.04, 2016, under Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, PaintShop Pro, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins, Tutorials

If you are going on a summer trip you will most likely take a lot of scenic photos. And, when you look at them you will undoubtedly be disappointed in the color. Since you probably didn’t take the time to white balance your camera the photos will most likely be dull and lifeless. But, it is easy and quick to Make the Color Right using iCorrect EditLab Pro plug-in (Photoshop, Elements or PaintShop Pro) or iCorrect EditLab ProApp Stand Alone App.

Here is a before/after photo I took in the Black Hills of South Dakota last year.

iCorrect EditLab Pro Tutorial-compare

And, here is a video to show you how it is done.

You can find more info on PictoColor’s iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in or EditLab ProApp stand alone app at www.pictocolor.com.

Leave a Comment more...

Ever See a Photo of Just One Mt. Rushmore President? EditLab Made it Better.

by on Apr.14, 2016, under Color Correction, Facebook photos, iCorrect EditLab Pro, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements

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.

rushmore-washington-cropped-ICE-500

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.

rushmore-washington-cropped-orig-500

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.

Tab 1

rushmore-washington-ICE_Tab1-500

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

rushmore-washington-ICE_Tab2-500

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

rushmore-washington-ICE_Tab3-500

Tab 3 is where you can make adjustments to Brightness, including highlights and shadows, contrast and overall saturation.

Tab 4

rushmore-washington-ICE_Tab4-500

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.

Leave a Comment :, , , , more...

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

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , more...

How to Create a Good Looking Facebook Profile Photo

by on Mar.16, 2015, under Color Correction, Facebook photos, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins

Are you happy with your Facebook profile photo? Is it a little dull and lifeless. If so, iCorrect Portrait Plug-in for Photoshop, Elements, or PaintShop Pro can help you look a lot better. Here is a video tutorial that shows you how to easily create a good looking profile photo.

iCorrect Portrait with PictoColor’s Skin Tone Technology is an easy to use plug-in that will give all your photos of people the Color of Life.

How to Create a Facebook Profile Photo Title-300For more information of iCorrect Portrait go to www.pictocolor.com/portrait.htm.

Wayne

Leave a Comment :, , , , more...

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.

 

Leave a Comment :, , , , more...

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

Leave a Comment :, , , more...

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”.

1005digitalinnoi03

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

 

Leave a Comment more...

Create Stylized Impressions for Wedding and Portrait Photos

by on Mar.28, 2013, under iCorrect EditLab Pro, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins

Create Stylized Impressions with iCorrect EditLab Pro

Create Stylized Impressions with iCorrect EditLab Pro

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.

READ TUTORIAL

Leave a Comment :, , , more...

Matching Photo Templates to Team Colors for Sports Photography

by on Mar.04, 2013, under iCorrect EditLab Pro, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins, Tutorials

Match template color to sport teams colors

Match template color to sport teams colors

New Article describes how to use iCorrect EditLab Pro to match template color to team colors.
One of the more challenging tasks facing any sports or team photographer is finding templates that match exactly the colors of the teams they are shooting.  Granted, many teams are either red, blue, green, yellow or orange, but, as we know all too well, there can be many subtle differences among them.  So, when it comes to finding a template with just the right shade of blue, for example, it can be rather frustrating.

For most image editing challenges, there are many ways to accomplish the same thing. Some are easier than others. One product that really simplifies this task is PictoColor Software’s iCorrect EditLab Pro with HueSelect Control Point Technology. With just a few clicks, iCorrect EditLab Pro lets you select the color you want to change, define the new color, and then automatically makes the change for you. Read the Article

iCorrect EditLab Pro plug-in is available for Photoshop, Elements, and PaintShop Pro.

For more articles and tutorials on PictoColor Software go to www.pictocolor.com/learning.htm

Wayne, www.pictocolor.com

Leave a Comment :, , , , more...

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!