Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 :: How To Color Balance Two Photos To Match

Dec 10, 2013

I've got two different color balance problems. The first is where I have two photos that I want to match the lighting in each.

The second is where I have a 'control' and I want another photo or print to 'match' it.

Currently I'm having the second problem. A customer brought in an original painting for us to scan and make holiday cards from. But they also brought in a photo print from a local chain and they have asked me to match the color representation from that print.

It is duller, the blues are purple and it is over all darker. Personally, I think the photo is a horrible representation of the painting. BUT IT IS WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS.

I've scanned in both the photo and the original drawing. If I print the photo it matches the color of the scan. (but is the wrong crop size and can't be used for the card.)  How do I draw color out of that and get my original to 'match' other than just using my eyes? (which is about impossible for me today) I normally use 'sample/target balance' in corel PhotoPaint, but you can't do that between two layers OR between two files. This would be a great change to make in x7 or an update.

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

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Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 :: Macro Grey Balance

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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