happierhannah Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This is my first tutorial, and yes, I'm a newbie to the forum, but I've been fooling around with paint.net for a couple of years now, and I check the forum regularly even though I've just now become a member! So, on with it now. These are the before and after pics of the photo I'm working with. This is really quite simple, however, you will need a couple of plugins: Local Contrast Enhancement (part of Tanel's Plugin Pack) http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=11619 And Combined Photo Adjustments (which is part of BoltBait's Plugin pack) http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8318-boltbaits-plugin-pack-updated-december-12-2011/ Open up your image and click Effects → Photo → Local Contrast and set it to: Next click Adjustments → Levels and set them to: Then click Adjustments → Hue/Saturation and set it to: Last, click Effects → Photo → Combined Adjustments and set it to this: And my finished result, the before and after: Some images do better with different settings however, depending on their quality. The first image you see (below) is the original, the second is the one I colourized, and the third is after I made it more vibrant. The other effects were a bit dramatic on this colorized photo, so I used these ones instead. Effects → Photo → Local Contrast Adjustments → Hue/Saturation And lastly, Effects → Photo → Combined Adjustments And once again, the finished result: If this helps even one person - I'll be happy ^_^ 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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