Manual Color Correction

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on March 26th 2011
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Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X2 but this will work in any version
My Practice Paper {here}

Let’s Start
Open the MCC_PractisePaper_byJustFi in psp
Layers, Promote Background Layer
Delete my credits layer
With your magic wand, settings:
Mode – Add (Shift) / Match Mode – RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather – 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias – Checked
Select one of the pink/red circle


Selections, Modify, Select Color Range
Left click inside the pink/red circle on your canvas
This will set the Reference colour to the right colour for you
Ensure that Tolerance & Softness are both set to 20
Add colour range – checked

Now all the pink/red circles should be selected

Time to recolour them 🙂
First we need to find the Manual Color Correction tool
So go to View and down to Customize

This will be the box that greets you
Click on Unused Commands on the left hand side
This will change the list on the right hand side
Scroll down that list looking for Manual Color Correction

Now click on the icon next to Manual Color Correction and drag it to your toolbar

I have lots of other tools on my toolbar that I use alot – it saves time 🙂
Now before we recolour anything, we need to save our workspace
So we don’t have to go hunting for our tool every time we want to use it
Go to File, down to Workspace and Save
Give you workspace a name so you can easily reload if PSP has a hissy fit!

Ok now back to what we were doing 🙂
With the pink/red spots still selected, click on your Manual Color Correction tool

Make sure Manual Target color is checked
Left click on one of the pink/red circles
This will set the top (Source) colour box

Now you can either
A: Right click on something else you can see to get the colour you want
B: Click on the bottom (Target) box and select the colour you want from there
Click ok
Now your pink/red circles should be a different colour 🙂
Selections, None

Thats pretty much it

I hope this tutorial has helped in some way
This is what I ended up with after recolouring it all

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