NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER
PSP8 to PSPX3

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ APRIL 2011
Copyright © 2011 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

Jem_TreeFrog.pspimage
Jem_Ostriches.pspimage
minuet.jpg
Still_Life_Blue.jpg
Still_Life_Brown.jpg
Save to a folder on your computer


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In this tut we'll cover 3 options in the New Adjustment Layer
1)... INVERT
2)... CHANNEL MIXER
3)... COLOR BALANCE

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NOTE: You can save any of the settings by clicking on the SAVE icon



Give your PRESET a unique name
Insert your name as AUTHOR
Click O.K.





I discovered the INVERT option was fun to play with, especially to change the colours
in images to make them unique.

First we'll play with the INVERT option

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Open up the
Jem_TreeFrog image in your PSP workspace

WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE (3 times)
Close the original Image
LAYERS >>> Promote background layer

ACTIVATE the first duplicated image

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> INVERT




If you wish to save these settings do it now

BEFORE
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To save your new images
LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
Save as .psp image


ACTIVATE the SECOND duplicated image

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> INVERT



If you wish to save these settings do it now

BEFORE
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ACTIVATE the THIRD duplicated image

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> INVERT



LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> INVERT



If you wish to save these settings do it now


BEFORE
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Now we'll play with the CHANNEL MIXER option

Open up the
Jem_Ostriches image in your PSP workspace

WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE (Twice)
Close the original Image
LAYERS >>> Promote background layer

ACTIVATE the first duplicated image

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> CHANNEL MIXER
Use these settings on the GENERAL Tab




Click the ADJUSTMENT Tab
Use these settings for the RED 'Output channel'.



Click the arrow on the 'Output channel'. and select GREEN
Use these settings




Click the arrow on the 'Output channel'. and select BLUE
Use these settings




If you wish to save these settings do it now

BEFORE
.......................................................AFTER
.

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

Save as .psp image


ACTIVATE the SECOND duplicated image

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> CHANNEL MIXER
Use these settings on the GENERAL Tab




Click the ADJUSTMENT Tab
Use these settings for the RED 'Output channel'.



Click the arrow on the 'Output channel'. and select GREEN
Use these settings




Click the arrow on the 'Output channel'. and select BLUE
Use these settings




If you wish to save these settings do it now

BEFORE
.................................................AFTER
.

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

Save as .psp image


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Now we'll play with the COLOR BALANCE option

Open up the
minuet image in your PSP workspace

WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image

ACTIVATE the duplicated image

This is excellent and simple for lightening dark images

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> COLOR BALANCE
Use these settings on the GENERAL Tab




If you wish to save these settings do it now

BEFORE
.........................................AFTER
.

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

Save as .jpg image

Open up the
Still_Life_Blue image in your PSP workspace

WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image

ACTIVATE the duplicated image

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> COLOR BALANCE
Use these settings on the GENERAL Tab




Then click the OVERLAY tab
COLOUR = LIGHT BLUE
#a7b0d5



If you wish to save these settings do it now

EDIT >>> Repeat New Color Balance Adjustment Layer



BEFORE
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Now... we'll check the Overlay result

LAYERS >>> VIEW OVERLAY





This shows the colour and strength of the overlay used.
This is only for your information, the image cannot be saved including the overlay view.
It will still be saved as the "AFTER" result above.

We'll try a different image and a different overlay colour.



Open up the
Still_Life_Brown image in your PSP workspace

WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image

ACTIVATE the duplicated image

LAYERS >>> NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER >>> COLOR BALANCE
Use these settings on the GENERAL Tab




Then click the OVERLAY tab
COLOUR = YELLOW
#ffffc0



If you wish to save these settings do it now

EDIT >>> Repeat New Color Balance Adjustment Layer
EDIT >>> Repeat New Color Balance Adjustment Layer

BEFORE
............................................................AFTER

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WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE

You can now fiddle with the BLEND Modes and OPACITY settings
in your LAYER PALETTE

CURRENT SETTINGS



ADJUSTED SETTINGS




BEFORE ............................................................AFTER
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