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.
Freshair Software, a development and marketing affiliate of PictoColor’s, just released a new version of their popular Crop-N-Frame iPhone App, an easy way give your iPhone photos a professional finish before uploading to Facebook.
Give your iPhone photos a professional finish. Now with captions and metallic colors for frames, mats and type.
It’s so easy to use Crop’n’Frame to quickly take a photo, crop it to zoom into the best part of the photo, enhance it with a frame and caption, and then save it or share it via email or Facebook.
Crop-N-Frame is a great way to enhance your photos before uploading them to Facebook or e-mailing them to your family and friends. Or take it along to the frame shop and use it to visualize how your artwork will look with different sizes and colors of frames and mats.
Crop-N-Frame is available in the App Store. For more information go to http://www.freshairsoftware.com/iPhoneApplications/Crop_n_Frame/index.html
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
PictoColor’s Columbus Day 2011 Sale started today and runs through Tuesday, October 11th. Go to http://www.pictocolor.com/email/columbus-day-sale-2011.htm for details. Or, just go to PictoColor’s website, www.pictocolor.com and use Coupon Code: COLUMBUS2011 when ordering. Discount applies to upgrades but not to specially priced bundles.
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.
Great Color Made Simple is the theme of the July issue of PictoScript Newsletter. We continue our 10 year celebration of the iCorrect color correction software product line highlighting iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in.
In the last issue of PictoScript we began the celebration of the ten year anniversary of PictoColor’s iCorrect Photoshop Plug-ins highlighting our first plug-in, iCorrect Professional (now called iCorrect Portrait). This issue’s focus is iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in, first released in February 2002 by Pictographics International, our technology licensing company. The “color engine” behind EditLab Pro is Pictographics’ Color Profile Editing technology, a proprietary set of complex color algorithms for editing ICC color management profiles. Now, if that doesn’t sound impressive I don’t know what does. What Pictographics really did when creating iCorrect EditLab was to “package” this complex technology into a simple to use Photoshop plug-in that made achieving great color simple. Read all about iCorrect EditLab Pro in the newsletter. http://www.pictocolor.com/PictoScript_Newsletter/July2011_1.htm. If you are not on our email list you can sign up at http://www.pictocolor.com/newsletter.htm.
PictoColor is offering a 30% discount on all iCorrect and CorrectPhoto software this weekend only. Information on iCorrect color correction software go to http://www.pictocolor.com/best_shortcuts_to_perfect_color.htm. USE COUPON CODE: SPO30 and a 30% discount will be applied to your order. Offer expires Sunday, June 18.