The FX Photo Studio adjust button opens a special tab with a number of customizable editing parameters.
Temperature. The color temperature of the overall scene from cool to warm.
Saturation. Adjust the vividness of the colors in the scene.
Hue. Alter the tonality of the colors in the image.
Exposure. Controls the overall luminance value throughout the image. Adding exposure brightens the image while removing exposure darkens the image.
Brightness. Controls the relationship of luminance across the whole image. Adding brightness will bring up all values, while removing brightness will bring down all values.
Contrast. Controls the differences in the relationships of tonal values. Adding contrast increases the difference between the highlights, midtones, and shadows. Removing contrast decreases the difference between these tonal values, “flattening” these relationships.
Shadows. Applies adjustments to the darker values in the image, basically affects the tones on the left side of the histogram independently from the brighter values.
Highlights. Applies adjustments to the brighter values in the image, basically affecting the tones on the right side of the histogram independently from the darker values.
Sharpen. Increases the perceived edges of elements within the image
Red. Increases or decreases information in the red channel of the image
Green. Increases or decreases information in the green channel of the image
Blue. Increases or decreases information in the blue channel of the image
This button launches the Mask editing function of the effect. Within the mask edit mode, you have access to the following features.
Paint. The Paint tool is a powerful painting brush. It works like a traditional drawing tool by applying the effect in a selected area by painting it in. Use the brush tool to selectively adjust your image. Click and hold your mouse and drag the brush on the area of the image that you want to be affected.
Erase. The Erase Mask allows you to remove an effect that has been applied to the image. Use the Erase Mask to selectively edit your image. Click and hold your mouse and drag the brush over the area of the image you want the effect to be removed from.
Pan. The Pan tool allows you to look move the image within the viewing window without having to zoom out and zoom back in. It allows you to work at a closer zoom to make a precise mask more quickly.
Show. The preview tool allows you to see the mask itself as an overlay to your image, so that you can be sure your mask is where you want it to be.
Clear. Selecting this button will clear the mask you have created.
Invert. Selecting this button will reverse the masked areas with the unmasked, which can sometimes make creating a precise mask an easier task.
Load Recent. This allows you to find a mask you recently made and apply it to a new image or a new effect on the same image.
Diameter. Controls the size of the brush in pixels. Use large size brushes for editing large areas of an image and use smaller size brushes for detail work.
Softness. Controls the edge of the brush. A softness of 0 will produce a hard edge line when brushing, and a softness of 100 will have a feathered or a transition edge when brushing.
Opacity. Controls the strength at which the brush is painting. At an opacity of 100, the brush will apply the effect at 100%.