Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Portrait Professional 10
A smart way to touch up your people pictures
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The Back or Next buttons at the top of the Controls panel let you go back to an earlier stage or move on to the next one. The Zoom function below those buttons lets you see what part of the whole image is visible in the working view, as well as zoom in and out or pan the current view.
You can correct local problems like spots or wrinkles using the Touch Up brush, which is located at the top of the screen.
|To speed up your workflow, Portrait Professional comes with a set of Saved Sliders settings, which set some or all of the sliders to predefined values to give a particular effect described by its name, such as Woman 35-45 Natural or Man 50+ Glamorous. Or you can create your own settings and save them.|
For an image that needs more work, sliders in the Controls panel on the right-hand side of the screen allow for additional fine-tuning. The sliders are grouped into sections that control various aspects of the face. When you begin, the Face Sculpt and Skin Controls tabs are open, while the others are closed. To open the others, which include Eye, Mouth and Nose, Hair and Skin Lighting controls, just click on the arrow next to them. At the bottom is a Picture Controls tab for adjusting exposure, contrast, saturation and more.
To get a general idea of an overall effect, move the Master Fade slider. The sliders below give you finer control. For example, if you’re adjusting the eyes, there are sub-sliders for whitening, brightening, sharpening, changing eye color, darkening pupils and more. You can make those adjustments individually or move the Master Fade slider to adjust them all at the same time.