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In this present age of selfies, ‘quick’ photo shoots, image capture by both professionals and ‘leisure shooters’, and so on, tons of photos are being created at any point in time, across the globe. More so, when you consider the wide range of photo-capturing devices (cameras, smartphone devices, etc.) obtainable in the market for professional and non-professional uses, then would you further appreciate the presence and need for digital color adjustments.
Color adjustment is simply the use of modern-day digital technology to enhance a photo or make necessary corrections in overall tone and color balance, thus making it lovelier and more appealing.
Key features of standard color-adjustment software programs are the ‘brightness’ and ‘contrast’ options, ‘mid-tones’, ‘shadows’, and ‘gamma’ among several others.
Just as you shouldn’t expect to see crystal clear, full-colored images when you have your sunshades on, so also should you not expect perfect color-adjustment results when using a non-calibrated, un-profiled monitor. For critical image editing and image color correction, using a calibrated and profiled monitor helps you see the image characteristics more clearly whist furnishing you with the necessary information required to make d accurate color adjustments.
Furthermore, knowing and understanding how to take full advantage of the RGB and CMYK color models is of great importance. The RGB model is additive by nature, and has vast application in sensing as well as representation and image display in electronic systems.
The RGB is short for Red, Green, and Blue, while CMYK is Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (Black). The CMYK has its primary application in color printing. In comparison with CMYK, the RGB model is more easily and accurately detected by the human color sensory.
In the RGB color model, all color-information result from the combination of the three colors. The same applies to the CMYK model where the color information is a result of the four constituent colors. More so, the RGB is more flexible and permits all color and tonal adjustments.
Multiple conversions between the two color models should be avoided. If you must, it is strongly recommended that most of your tonal and image color adjustments be first made in RGB, before using the CMYK for fine tuning. The bottom line, however, remains that the images should remain in the RGB mode if they are intended for on-screen display purposes, and in CMYK, if they’re meant for printing.
It’s also important to note that a neutral gray tone is produced when an equal amount of contrast colors (red and cyan, yellow and blue, and green and magenta) mix together. Moreover, the reduction in intensity of one particular color ultimately implies an addition of its contrasting color.
While the above details are of great importance in professional image color-correction packages like Photoshop, the Skylum’s Creative Kit, known as an intuitive, easy-to-use photo-editing and color-correction package, designed exclusively for Mac users, employs a totally different approach when it comes to color adjustment.
Exclusively designed for MAC users, Skylum’s award-winning apps are truly amazing in their photo-editing capabilities. The Pro version of the Creative Kit which comprises of six fantastic apps have consistently given users, of various skill set, enhanced photo design, and creativity advantage. The most recent Luminar image editor also allows to make the fine color adjustment to the photos you're editing.
Even more interesting is the fact that the Pro version can be installed as a standalone version, plugins or as an extension to host applications like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Photos for Mac, Photoshop Essential, and Apple Aperture.
Without mincing words, the Creative Kit can be used to accomplish breathtaking photo effects and editing. With the Creative Kit, image color correction is as easy as having a piece of cake or some ice-cream.
Irrespective of the format in which you’re using the apps, as standalone or plugin, the results are the same. Intensify CK is one of Skylum’s six award-winning apps. Intensify CK can be used to accomplish tremendous image color correction at amazing speed, in just a few mouse-clicks.
With Intensify CK, the possibilities are endless. With just a few easy clicks, the app performs what could be described as excellent and detailed image color adjustments or color splash effect. You can manually adjust your image’s Contrast, Exposure, Structure, Detail, Highlight, Sharpness, Shadow, and a whole lot more.
Intensify CK has been designed to recognize even the minutest detail of your image’s color-property, and provide you with the instrumentality to accomplish excellent color adjustment effects by means of some simplified approach:
Intensify CK accomplishes much more than most known color adjustment or editing software.
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