March 28, 2015

Manual Color Correction Tool


Tutorial written by Marcia Salgado on March 28th, 2015
for those who have a working knowledge of PSP.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental.
Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
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Here's a simple tutorial to show where you can find
the Manual Color Correction Tool.
I'll use many images so you can really "see" it step-by-step.
After I show where you can find it in PSP 9 and in newer PSP versions, I also show how to use it. If you already know where it is but need to learn only how to use all you need to do is scroll the page down.



In this case find the tool is very easy.
All you have to do is:

1. Click on Adjust.

2. Click on Color Balance

3. Click on Manual Color Correction



In this case you'll have to add the tool to your Standard Toolbar.
Here is what we'll do.

1. Click on View > Customize.

2. In Customize Window roll down Categories until the end and click on All Commands. In Commands options roll down until you find Manual Color Correction. It's in alphabetical order so it's easy to find. Click and drag it to the Standard Toolbar and release the button to fix it wherever you want it.



It's a very easy tool.

1. Click on Manual target color.

2. Set the colors you want to change.

**Be aware this tool works better with solid colors
and not so well with gradients or images with many shades of color**
  • In Source (1) you put the color you want to remove. Just click with the left mouse button on it OR click on the color square and add its HTML color, i.e. #000000
  • In Target (2) you put the new color you want to use. If the color already is in the image just click on it using the right mouse button OR click on the color square and add its HTML Color, i.e. #FFFFFF
3. Click OK