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A How to:

Find a specific look for your picture
If there is something specific you are looking for, the best place to start is the gallery, and browse the list of options on the left, or use the search box on the top right to search for looks.

Make image black and white except one area
Go to the gallery and choose "Black And White" under color.
Select a black and white effect that you like and apply it
Click on Mask Area and use the Brushes to reveal the area you want to remain in color.

Replace the background of your photo
Go to the Compositing Tool and create an Underlay.

Add a watermark or copyright text to your photo
To add a text watermark, use the Text Tool. You can find a tutorial here
To add an image watermark, go to the Compositing Tool and create an overlay, then adjust the opacity and blend mode. For good watermarks, try getting your logo on a black background and setting the blend mode to screen.

Bring out the detail in an area (good for eyes or rocks)
Go to the Area Treatment Tool
Select the area you want to bring out detail with using the brush
Use the clarity slider in the sliders on the left.

Replace a dull Sky
Choose the Select Area Panel.
Choose "Sky" as your area
Select the skin using the brushes
Click "Confirm Selection and Browse Effects"

Skin Retouching
Choose the Select Area Panel.
Choose "Skin" as your area
Select the skin using the brushes
Click "Confirm Selection and Browse Effects"

If you do a lot of portraits, we also sell software called PortraitPro that is specifically written for getting the best out of a portrait.

Blur the background
Choose the Select Area Panel.
Choose "Background" as your area
Select the skin using the brushes
Click "Confirm Selection and Browse Effects"
Go to the "Depth Of Field" gallery under "Detail"

If this has not answered your question, open a support ticket to submit a question to our support staff.

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