Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3 :: Reduce Glare From Silver Object Without Dulling To Dark Grey?

Jun 8, 2011

I am trying to edit some pictures that a customer of mine has taken.  They are of silver utensils wrapped with beads and the way she has taken them, there is a huge shine reflection on them. There are 25 current pictures all using the same dark background.

I have fiddled with the adjustment brightness and highlights, but they come out looking gray and fake, so I removed those adjustments.

I tried using burn the bright spots and then dodge the coloured stones to bring back some luster.  No matter what i am doing, it no longer is a silver utensil, it is a picture that has been poorly edited, and that simply isn't okay.

Here are some examples of the raw picture I am working with [URL] ...........

I need to reduce the glare/reflection and the stones need to be vibrant.

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Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 :: Shot Taken On Dark Drizzle Day

Sep 6, 2012

DSCF2016-By the light of the moon.jpg

This shot was actually taken in the middle of the afternoon. It's about two stops under exposed and taken on a dark drizzly day. Minimal retouching to bring out the trees on the far side of the lake.

PS: I never cease to be surprised by how much information there is in what appears to be a black blank area. At the other end, I have never found anything in saturated areas. I guess that's the nature of the light sensitive diodes in the CCD.

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Aug 6, 2013

I think circle after reduce using mask should stay circle instead of you can get in photopaint.


1. make 10px circle
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3. reduce mask by 3px
4. crop object to mask

system configuration:

Win 7 Pro 64bit, Intel i5-2500, 8 GB RAM, 128 SSD SAMSUNG + 2TB on hard drives.

corel version:


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Nov 18, 2012


I have attached a macro which I made some time ago and forgot to post it in the forums. It allows the user to click on a shadow, mid-tone or highlight and give it a neutral grey balance without affecting other areas of the image. Meaning, you can correct for just the shadows, or just the highlights, etc., or you can correct all 3.

I am in a hurry as I have to take off shortly, but I just noticed I never typed up the instructions. I'll do that ASAP and then post the revised version. For the mentioned grey balance features it is as simple as:

with the standard Eyedropper tool click on an area of the image to be balanced on the macro - choose shadow, mid-tone or highlight, as applicable press Grey Balance. The macro shows the sampled colour and new colour If you just corrected highlights, for example, repeat for shadows/mid-tones (if necessary)

The New button on the macro clears all values and creates a duplicate object (layer) and names it Grey Bal, so that you are working on a copy of the background/selected layer and not the original. The macro has a drop-down section with colour balance controls which work with shadows, mid-tones, highlights or all, depending upon the option button selected. Those will need some explaining when I write the help file for the macro.

A video showing the macro in action can be seen here.

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Sep 15, 2013

I have just had to do a complete re-install of my CorelSuite X4 following the addition of a new hard-drive.

I now have the situation in Corel Photo-paint where -

1   I open a grey-scale image (.jpg).

2   I paste (as a new object) an RGB colour item (a previously created .cpt file) onto the grey-scale image.

3   I then "Convert to 16Bit grey-scale" in order to change the whole new image to grey-scale, but the pasted object is being automatically flattened into the image and I can no longer work on that object independently.

I never had this before, as I was always able to convert to grey-scale and the "pasted object" would remain with the mask outlined and still allow me to work on it.

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Mar 28, 2011

1. After creating a clip mask can I view it without the actual object also being visible?

2. Can I paste one object into the clip mask of a different object?

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GIMP :: Make Silver Color That Actually Looks Silver And Not Grey?

Apr 23, 2011

how do you make a silver color that actually looks silver & not grey, I guess the main thing is how do you make it metallic looking?

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Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5 :: Fit Large Object To Canvas?

Mar 3, 2012

I'm guessing that this is a super simple question, but evidently I'm not sharp enough to figure it out....I've imported a bitmap file [.tif] into PP, & it's MUCH larger than the letter-size canvas I'm using. So I'm wondering what the simple method is to fit that bitmap to the canvas. The thing that's driving me nuts is, I select this big bitmap [it's roughly 3300 px by 2800 px, FWIW], go into Image > Resample, & under "Image size" it's giving me 11.0 x 8.5! And why PP is saying that the image is already the same size as the canvas--well that's why I'm writing this post. Cause I don't know why.

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Aug 12, 2011

I use the brush to paint. After a while I would like to change the color of that object.

CorelDraw X5 v. Hot Fix 4 - Windows 7-64

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May 11, 2013

I am trying to delete an object background to create a gif of an object (the object in this case is a broken cell phone).  Everything appears to be gone BUT...there are these flowing blue items around the object.  When I export the file to gif...those items are still attached to the object.

I have used photo shop and have not had any issue removing a background around an object.

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Feb 22, 2013

making a GIF with PP. I'm working on a really simple one, I have a background, and I have an object that I want to move into the frame, then back out of the frame. Then loop.

Do I really have to combine the moving object with the back ground EVERY single frame?

Is there a way to say take this object over this many frames and move it from here to there?

Is there a way to save the position of the object in each frame without combining it to the background each time? I'd like to set it, go to the next frame, move it, go to the next frame, move it, repeat.

Current System: i3 3.07ghz, 3gb ram, Windows 7 32 bit with all updates and X6

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Dec 15, 2012

When I'm working in PP on designs with many layers I have problem with uncontrolled attaching to object i'm moving.

For example I'm moving object to bottom of page using shift + page down and after trying to move it  few layers up using ctrl + arrow up. Sometimes two objects moving instead one. Its random error so hard to simulate it when you want.

system configuration:

Win 7 Pro 64bit, Intel i5-2500, 8 GB RAM, 128 SSD SAMSUNG + 2TB on hard drives.

corel version:


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Apr 17, 2012

How can i add a paragraph text inside an object with photo paint x4?

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Jun 11, 2011

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Jun 16, 2012

When I'm saving my file as PSD I have strange error with "nice" description.The only way to avoid it is search and delete design elements - I found that its caused by one text object.

The question is what can be wrong with text object to generate this error. I can edit text and do everything with it but I cant save it as PSD. Its hard to find it in big complicated designs. I think similiar problem was in Corel Photopaint X3. Seems like it left to X6 version.Bug exists in all files with text objects.

system configuration:Win 7 Pro 64bit, Intel i5-2500, 8 GB RAM, 128 SSD SAMSUNG + 2TB on hard drives.

corel version: X6 VERSION:

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Mar 13, 2011

I've tried to use it, but how to generate the flashing light in a separate object. This is possible because while trying I did it, but now I cannot do it and it does the flashing light in the same layer of the background of the image.

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May 25, 2012

Corel Photo Paint X4.

I have an object with a clip mask.I post a new object.

How do I drag the clip mask existing in the new object?

I tried to drag with the mouse, but it closes the program.

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Jan 19, 2013

I'm trying to rotate a small object in Paint. When I use the rotate toolbar to enter the angle I need, the object rotates just like I want. Then I hit the apply button and some pretty heavy handed anti-aliasing is applied and the object is essentially destroyed. I've been using Paint for quite a long time so I figured there must be an option to turn this off. I can't find one. I even added the anti-aliasing button to the rotate toolbar and turned it off but that doesn't make any difference.

Essentially, what I want when I rotate an object is the chunky, pixelated preview, not the final anti-aliased so much you can't tell what it even is anymore final product.

At this point, I'm going to have to resort to rotating the object and taking a screenshot of the preview and using that instead of the mess that the final result is.

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Nov 14, 2011

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Dec 4, 2012

Open up a picture
Create a Mask marquee and Cut [Ctrl X]
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Paste [Ctrl V]
Cut [Ctrl X]
Paste again [Ctrl V]
Cut again [Ctrl X]

In my case, the entire image has now been cut, not just the pasted object.The reason I do this is because I'm working with two virtually identical pictures. On one picture there has been a modification which I wish to paste onto the other. I cut and paste but need to align the pasted object with the picture. So, I paste the object and move it; then cut and then paste it to check it's in the correct position. If it's out of alignment then the image appears to move. There may be other ways to do this but I find this way easy.

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Sep 11, 2012

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Oct 12, 2012

as a user of pse 6 I 'm used to work with darkgrey background in the organizer.

This works perfectly for quickly assessing brightness and contrast of pictures.

In pse 10 however I could not find any button to change the preset lightgrey background colour to darkgrey.

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Dec 10, 2013

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Jan 18, 2012

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(in the image, it's the front most chocolate cupcake)

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May 11, 2013

removing a background from a photo.

For example, remove the grass from this photo:

Make it look like this:

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I want to know how to resize a photo without loosing quality....... in the image resize box the is a check box that says maintain file size ......what does that do .

I have tried to resize using it and the file stays the same as the original.

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