STEP 2 - HUE/SATURATION/LIGHTNESS
1. Open a New Image. Size 400x400 pixels with a Transparent background.
2. Select the Picture Tube tool and choose the Corel PSP Fruit - Corel_10_177- fruit. If you don't have this tube, you'll find it in the download. Paint on the canvas with the tube tool. As you paint, there are other fruits in the tube but you only need the tomato.
3. Select the Magic Wand. Apply the following settings:
- Mode: Replace
- Match Mode: Colour
- Tolerance: 10
- Contiguous: ticked
- Feather: 0
- Anti-alias: ticked.
4. Select the green leaves. A selection marquee is placed around the leaves. Go to Selections, Invert.
5. Click the New Adjustment Layer button and select Hue/Saturation/Lightness.
6. Apply the following settings:
- Hue: -22
- Saturation: 51
- Lightness: -17
7. Don't change Master or tick Colourise. Click OK.
8. The yellow tomato has changed to bright red. The selection marquee is protecting the green leaves from changing colour. The Hue/Saturation/Lightness adjustment layer is no longer blank, but has the leaves showing in the mask.
9. Deselect - Ctrl+D.
10. Masks and Mask Layers are explained in another tutorial in the PSP Beginners Workshop. However, the mask layer will be explained briefly here.
11. When you click on the Hue/Saturation/Lightness 1 the Materials Palette is black/grey/white. There are no colours in a mask layer.
12. Click on the Set to Black and White button . Foreground is black and background white.
13. Select the Paintbrush from the Toolbar. From the Presets drop list click on the Reset to default button .
14. Use the round brush tip and apply these settings:
- Size: 30
- Hardness: 42
- Opacity: 79
15. Click on the Adjustment layer again with the LEFT mouse button (black colour) begin painting the tomato. What is happening? The black paint is revealing the yellow of the tomato. You are removing parts of the new adjustment where the yellow tomato was changed to red - the black colour is removing the colour to reveal the yellow of the original tomato on the mask layer only.
16. Click down again on the Adjustment layer but this time use the RIGHT mouse button (white colour). The white is bringing back the red colour and hiding the yellow colour. You will notice that the colour is a couple of shades lighter, this is because the opacity was reduced. Increase the opacity to 100 and the vibrant red colour will be back again.
17. There are two buttons associated with these masks that are found on the Layers Palette:
Invert Mask Area button - click on this button. The whole mask layer turns black and the leaves of the tomato show white including any brush application applied.
Highlight Mask Area button - click on this button. The whole mask layer now has an Overlay.
18. Below are two images showing the Invert Mask Area button activated and an overlay. The overlay reveals areas where the brush has extended over the object. However, when Merging the layers down, you will not see this as it is only on the mask layer.
19. Below a decorative brush tip was used rather than an ordinary round brush. In your Brush Categories drop-list, find a brush tip that you like and can apply it to the tomato. Apply it exactly the same as the instructions above after selecting a paintbrush (13).
When complete, right click, Merge visible.
20. Go to File, Export, PNG Optimiser and save your image on a transparent background to your Project Folder.
STEP 3 - INVERT
1. Open flower 1 photograph in your workspace.
2. Click the New Adjustment Layer button on the Layers Palette Toolbar and select Invert.
3. An Invert dialogue box opens. Click the Reset to default button as shown in the image below.
4. If the dialogue box isn't open fully, click the Preview arrow on the top left to expand the box. Also, tick the Preview on Image. This enables you to view the changes made to the image in real time.
5. Already your image has changed because of selecting Invert.
6. Change the Blend mode to Colour with an Opacity of 70
as shown above.
7. There are the three tabs - General, Adjustment and Overlay.
- General tab is to modify the general layer properties such as name, blend mode and opacity.
- Adjustment tab is to modify the colour or tonal correction settings. Not all adjustments have these settings as in the case of Invert.
- Overlay tab is for adjusting the colour and opacity of the overlay. The default colour is red mask-like layer with a 50% opacity.
8. After making the necessary adjustments, click OK.
9. The name of the layer is Invert 1 by default and looks like a blank, white layer. This is a mask layer.
10. The Materials Palette has changed to greys because the layer above the photograph is a mask layer. Once the layer(s) is merged down, the Materials Palette resumes to full RGB colour.
11. Any settings created in the Adjustment Layers can be saved as Presets to use again. However, many images require first hand editing due to variations of light and dark in photographs.
12. The photograph has changed from pink to a soft white and turquoise and green colours. Maybe a little too dark. The next adjustment should correct this.
13. Apply the Visibility Toggle on the Invert 1 so you can easily see the following New Adjustment Layer you added to the photograph.