Colorize Tab Sheet
The Colorize tab sheet of Expert mode offers methods for colorizing the B/W image. It lets you simulate traditional color toners or even add extreme color effects.
The Standard method is a simple way to colorize B/W images. It offers a Hue slider for choosing a color tone and a Saturation slider for fading the color to gray or intensifying it.
The Enhanced method lets you choose a color for colorizing the image by using three sliders (Red, Green, Blue) or by clicking on the color box at the left. If the Preserve check box is activated, then the color that is selected with the Red, Green and Blue slider won't change the brightness of the image.
There is also a Saturation slider for controlling the intensity of the color. The Tonality slider lets you influence how the B/W image is colorized. It adds the color more in the shadows, midtones or highlights. Finally, the Contrast slider controls the contrast of the color effect. It has a more or less strong effect depending on the setting of the Tonality slider.
The Partial Toning method is similar to the Standard method except that it adds less color to neutral image areas. This means that black or white areas are not colorized at all or much weaker by it. As with the Standard method it also offers Hue and Saturation sliders.
The Split Toning method can colorize shadows and highlight areas with different colors. The color for the shadow areas is selected with the Shadow-Hue and Shadow-Sat sliders whereas the color for the highlight areas is selected with the Highlight-Hue and Highlight-Sat sliders. The border between the shadow and highlight areas is defined with the Threshold slider. A slider value above 128 will make the color for the shadows dominant in the image and a value below 128 will make the highlight color dominant. Finally, the Transition slider blends shadows and highlights together. If you use a very high value, you will only see one color, which is a mixture of both the shadow color and the highlight color. A too low value isn't recommended either if you want to avoid ugly edges between the two colorized areas.