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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.

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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

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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

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

Tab 4 HueSelect Control Point Technology

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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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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.

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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

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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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Create Dramatic Black and White Images with iCorrect EditLab Pro

by on Feb.22, 2013, under Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, PaintShop Pro Plug-ins, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop plug-ins, Tutorials

iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in can be used to create stunning photos

iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in can be used to create stunning photos

More and more digital cameras now include modes and features that produce all types of effects that in the past could have been done only on the computer.  Among these is the ability to shoot in different types of filters including black and white and sepia tone.
So, the question of the day is:  “Should I shoot in black and white or convert later on the computer?”

The general consensus among most digital photo experts seems to be:  “Shoot in full color and convert on the computer”.

The main reason for this is that when you shoot in these modes, you are making all of your creative decisions when you take the shot. In most cases this means you are limiting your options down the road when compared to starting with a full colored shot.

That said, 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 acheive a certain look or create a more dramatic expression. 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.
In addition to simply reducing the Saturation globally to -100 to convert to black and white, iCorrect EditLab Pro offers specialized tools that make it easy to create more dramatic effects.  After doing a basic black and white conversion  to see whether a particular photo is a good candidate for conversion, you will want to switch to the fourth adjustment tab of the control panel identified by the hue wheel.  This is where the HueSelect Control Point Technology is utilized. Read the complete Tutorial

 

The complete tutorial is available at PictoColor’s website at http://www.pictocolor.com/Black_and_White_Conversion_and_Sepia_Tone_Conversion_Tutorial_Saxaphone.htm

Information on PictoColor’s iCorrect  Color Correction Plug-ins can be found at

http://www.pictocolor.com

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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