WOW! Thanks so much for updating that. I think I use it more than anyone, if anyone does at all but it helps me quite a bit.
I was hoping to have a new tutorial up last night but I kept nodding off while working on it so I figured it better wait til tonight.
Here's a little preview of it. Last Light... by Ring of Fire Hot Sauce 1, on Flickr
8-18-12 Today’s “Disneyland Photo Tip of the Day” shows how to change the color tone of an image in Photoscape using Colorize.
There are a lot of ways to change the color tone in an image either by changing temperature in Photoshop or using a color curve but Photoscape has a really easy and wonderful tool for applying a color tone to a photo called Colorize.
To start us off, I’ve opened this image of the sun setting over Paradise Pier in Photoscape.
In the Bright,Color tab, one of the choices is Colorize.
When you click on Colorize, this window opens up. It has a Color Bar, Saturation and Level slider.
There are 2 ways for you to choose the color tone you want to work with. You can click on the color tab which brings up all the color squares that you can choose from.
Or you can use the Color Slider to dial in a specific color.
For this sunset photo, I wanted to add some sun colored warmth to it so I chose an orange color and dropped the level of it to 16%.
As you can see, it gave the photo a little bit of a warmer tone.
But what if I want to cool it down a bit? Just switch the color to blue.
Now it looks like this.
You can also add a specific color tone to black and white images. I clicked the black & white button so we’ll start with this.
I brought up the Colorize box again.
For this I wanted to give it a very slight sepia tone with a hint of film feel to it so I chose a deep yellow color and dropped the level down to 14%.
This is what it looks like now.
Let’s try it on an image of a large subject like this elephant from the Jungle Cruise.
To richen the color of the elephant I added a reddish orange tint at 12%.
Here is the result.
Now let’s see it on a black and white image of the elephant.
I went a tiny bit redder and increased the level to 13%.
Now it has more of an aged, almost antique look to it.
This technique can be applied to all kinds of images from portraits to landscapes and can add a unique and very distinct touch to your images.
Does anyone know if there is a similar way to fuse photos together in Microsoft Digital Image Pro?
I didn't even know Microsoft had a program for like that. I'll have to check it out and see what it can do.
In the mean time, here's a BIG Bit O' Pretty for today! Maybe it's just me but I love this one and have it as my new wallpaper. If anyone is interested, it is a 16x9 wallpaper crop and you can download it from Flickr. Fuel Up.... by Ring of Fire Hot Sauce 1, on Flickr
I wish I could save this entire thread as a PDF file and print it out for future reference....
Have you ever thought of publishing a book on this stuff?
THANK YOU for the kind words and vote of confidence.
I might as well let the cat out of the bag...
YES, I do plan on getting a book published on this. Actually that has been my plan from day 1. My intent was to use this thread as a growing, learning tool to get better not only as a photographer but a writer as well. I wanted to post at least 300 different tutorials (I'm getting very close to that) and then take the top 100 of those and reformat them into a book form.
I've written about 95% of the book and am getting ready to send part of it to a company for page layout, cover design and editing. They will print a sample of it that I can send to publishers. I hope to have that part done in the next 3 to 4 weeks.
I could do it as an E-book but I am old fashioned and really want to try the actual publishing route first. If I cannot get a publisher to publish it as an actual book, I will consider going the E-book route.
Most of the content has come from this column but a lot of it I've written separately, just for the book. The chapter on Fireworks alone is 28 pages.
On a separate note, If I can get my work done in a reasonable time today I hope to have a new tutorial up later tonight. In the mean time, here's a pretty epic (if I do say so myself) Cars Land photo for today. Curvaceous... by Ring of Fire Hot Sauce 1, on Flickr