Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 :: Convert To 16bit Grey-scale?
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.
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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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] ...........
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