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September, 2016

  • 11 September

    Using Cutout Lab on a Dark Image

    Sometimes when we get a photograph it is to dark and the engraving will suffer not because the images so much are dark but because the background is dark and it causes the images to be dark. In this article we will take a photo that is really dark and …

August, 2016

  • 22 August

    Working with the Dodge and Burn Tool – Skin Tones

    In this tutorial we will look at how to even out the skin tones of two individuals. A lot of times when you have a person that is dark skinned beside someone that is light skinned it is hard to do an overall adjustment. This is because if you lighten …

  • 21 August

    Using The Smart Carver Tool In Corel PhotoPaint

    One problem that will eventually come up when you are working with Photographs is that you will have an issue where the size of your photo or your cropped photo does not match up with the size that you need. For example in this tutorial we will show you how …

  • 14 August

    Using Corel PhotoPaint’s Clone Tool Part 2

    Clone the Bad Area Now it is time to click in another area to repair that area. If you look you have two points on the cursor – a “+” sign and an “o”. The plus sign is where you are sampling and the “o” is where the sample is …

  • 14 August

    Using Corel PhotoPaints Clone Tool Part 1

    Problem: When working with photographs occasionally you are presented with a photograph that is contaminated with finger prints, has ripped edges or creases. Sublimating this image is not a good idea as the final image is only going to look as bad as the original. Solution: The best way to …

July, 2016

  • 6 July

    Images on Wood are Better with No Background

    One of the more popular items to put photos onto is wood or granite. The problem is that wood is really not the greatest medium to work on. For this reason we really need to give ourselves the best opportunity to get the photo right. One technique that should be …

  • 6 July

    I want to cut the background out of an image

    Using the CutOut Lab in CorelDraw / PhotoPaint to get rid of an images background Open your original image Open your original image in CorelDraw Open the image in Corel PhotoPaint Right click on the image and select EDIT | BITMAP (1). This will load your image into Corel PhotoPaint. …

June, 2016

  • 15 June

    Using the Dodge Command

    A while back a customer sent me a photo that they where having problems reproducing on a black piece of granite. The problem was that the person they where engraving had a black shirt and hat. When the photo was processed the shirt and the hat turned white and thus …