Tutorial: PaintShop Pro X5 -- Makeovers

Uploaded by CorelPaintShopPro on 01.11.2012

In this tutorial, we'll cover many of the makeover features in Corel(R) PaintShop(R) Pro X5.
Features such as the Blemish Fixer, Toothbrush, Skin Smoothing,
...Scratch Remover, retouch brushes, Color Changer, warp tools, and others,
...can help people in your photos look their best.
Let's get started!
PaintShop Pro opens into the Manage workspace.
Let's go to the Adjust workspace...
...where I can begin making over my photos.
Adjust has common image-editing tools. The tools are also available in the Edit workspace,
...but the Adjust workspace is a more focused and uncluttered environment.
This is perfect for quickly editing multiple photos.
I've been asked to make some cosmetic changes to several photos.
I'll start with the Makeover tool.
It is easy to use and the results are amazing.
Selecting it displays several associated tools.
I'll start by using the Blemish Fixer.
Here are a couple of tips:
You can zoom in and out with the mouse wheel.
You can choose the Pan tool by holding down the spacebar.
Letting go returns you to the previous tool.
You can resize many tools interactively with the Alt key.
Drag inward to make the tool smaller or,
...drag outward to make it larger.
The Blemish Fixer works smarter than your typical cloning tool.
My cursor shows two circles.
The area in the inner circle will be fixed,
The outer circle is where the fix comes from.
Place the inner circle over a blemish, click,
...and the blemish is instantly removed.
I'll continue removing other blemishes.
Let's use the Toothbrush to whiten her teeth.
Set the Strength and click the teeth.
If it doesn't look good, undo, readjust the Strength, and try again.
Let's compare before and after whitening.
If I'm done,
I can save and share my photos from here,
...but let's continue editing.
Let's move to the more advanced Edit workspace.
The Edit workspace has additional tools,
...including the Layers palette.
Layers are used to organize and separate processes.
First, I'll create a copy of my image by...
...duplicating the layer and naming it Skin Smoothing.
I will now apply Skin Smoothing to this layer.
Using layers, I can hide, delete, compare before and after steps, and adjust the effect.
Go to Adjust > Skin Smoothing.
Set the Amount to 50 and click OK.
Notice that her skin is smoother but her eyes and hair remain the same.
Click the eye in the Layers palette to hide or show the effect.
Let's now use the Scratch Remover to remove stray hairs.
The Learning Center mentions that this tool is great for removing all kinds of lines, including wrinkles or telephone wires.
The Learning Center also selects the tool for you.
I need to adjust the width of the tool in the Tool Options palette -- the thinner, the better.
It even minimizes scars.
Retouch brushes are another great set of tools.
Use them to apply effects to specific areas of an image. For example, you can whiten eyes or darken eyelashes.
I'll show you a few of them.
I'll duplicate the Skin Smoothing layer and rename it.
I'll use the Sharpen brush with an opacity of around 50...
...to brush in more detail to her eyebrows and eyelashes.
Because it's a brush, it affects only the areas that you touch.
Next, I'll use the Saturation Up/Down tool...
...to reduce the rosiness in her cheeks just a little.
I'll reduce the opacity to around 25 and paint her cheeks.
You'll want to left-click to increase saturation and...
...right-click to decrease it.
Much of what I'm doing is open to personal preference.
There are several ways to adjust eye color.
One way is to use the Change to Target tool.
This tool allows me to paint by blending any color over another color.
I'll adjust the opacity,
...choose a nice blue color,
...and select the Hue mode.
Again, I'll duplicate the previous layer and name it.
Then, I'll paint the eye.
Look how it blends with the underlying layer instead of replacing it.
Let's try another method of changing eye color.
I'll undo the previous effect by deleting the layer.
This time I'll create a new layer, instead of duplicating a previous one.
This method involves using the Blend modes in the Layers palette.
Use the Paintbrush tool to paint the eyes.
Blend modes use different color and lighting techniques...
...to blend the current layer with the layer underneath it.
I prefer to use Hue or...
...the less intense Hue(Legacy).
Now you can use the Color Changer tool...
... to change eye color without undoing paint strokes.
Simply choose a new color in the Materials palette and click a color on the layer.
Here are the before and after images.
Let's try a different kind of makeover.
I'll choose Save As so we have a "before" and "after" copy of the image.
This time, we'll use the two warping tools:
...the Mesh Warp tool and the Warp Brush tool.
The Mesh Warp uses a grid system.
Grid spacing can be adjusted on the Tool Options palette.
A 4 by 4 setting works well in this case.
Watch as I trim her waist and hips...
...without altering anything else.
Now let's try the Warp Brush tool.
Several modes are available.
Choose the Contract mode to pull pixels inward...
...with a Strength of 25-30 and a Size of around the size of her face.
Click and drag down the center of her face and neck.
This can be used on her arm too.
Let's compare these before and after images.
To review, we've removed blemishes, whitened teeth,
...smoothed skin, removed unwanted hair,
...and emphasized features with retouch brushes.
We also changed eye color and slimmed and trimmed with the warp tools.
For more information,
...use the Help files or,
...explore the Corel Guide for additional resources and tutorials.