Step By Step Guide

 

Sample Workflow 1 (Easy Mode)

1. Run ColorStyler.

2. If you are not already in Easy Mode, use the Mode combo box to switch to it.

3. Click on the Reset button to deactivate any existing effects.

4. Scroll down the preset list and have a look at the various presets. To expand the preset list click on the arrow-left icon above the preset list.

5. Once you find a suitable one click on it.

6. Below the preset list you now see one or more controls for adjusting the presets. Use them to fine-tune the effect.

7. To apply another preset without removing the current effects activate the Combine check box above the preset list.

8. Now click on a second preset to add its effects to those of the previous presets. Again use the new control below the preset list to adjust the effect further.

9. If you are satisfied, click the OK button in the top right corner of the window to apply the effects to the image.

 

Sample Workflow 2 (Photography Mode & Quick Edit Mode)

1. Run ColorStyler.

2. Set the Mode combo box to Photography Mode.

3. Click on the Reset button to deactivate any existing effects. All combo boxes will be set to "None".

4. Try different presets for the combo boxes depending on how you want the image to look.

5. To adjust one of the effects click on the corresponding More link. This will take you to the controls in Advanced Mode. Once you have adjusted the effect you can switch back to "Photography Mode" with the help of the Mode combo box.

6. To add a finishing touch and to fine-tune the general look of the image you can switch to Quick Edit Mode.

7. In Quick Edit Mode you can adjust the general brightness, color and saturation as well as the brightness, contrast, hue and saturation of image areas with a certain color. Double click on a slider label to reset to the default value if you do not like the adjustment.

8. If you are satisfied, click the OK button in the top right corner of the window to apply the effects to the image.

 

Sample Workflow 3 (Advanced Mode)

1. Run ColorStyler.

2. Switch the Mode combo box to Advanced Mode.

3. Click on the Reset button to deactivate any existing effects.

4. Select a preset from the Preset tab sheet that approximates what you want to do with the image. You can also select presets from the Preset menu above the preview. To combine different presets activate the Combine check box above the preset list and click on other presets.

5. To fine-tune a preset's effects right click on it to display a context menu. This shows the name of the effects that the preset has activated, and also indicates their location on the a tab sheet and sub tab. Click on one of these items to display the appropriate effect controls. In the case of a Color Grad preset, you will also see seven preset variations (from "Up" to "Reflector") on the context menu, which apply another gradient type.

6. Alternatively switch between the Main, Select, FX1, FX2 and Mask tab sheets and adjust the effects as you see fit.

7. If you would like to create a classic photographic effect, you can also try Photography Mode. If you only want to fine-tune the brightness, color and saturation of your image, try Quick Edit Mode.

8. If you are satisfied, click the OK button in the top right corner of the window to apply the effects to the image.