1 View Modes
Single Image View: In this view, the image is displayed with the sharpening applied across the Image Preview area.
Split View: The image is displayed with a red line running either vertically or horizontally through it.
Side-by-side View: In this view, two separate previews appear. The previews are linked for zooming and panning. This lets you see the before- and after-images as a whole, or at the fine detail level.
The Preview function enables you to toggle on and off a preview of filter effects applied to the active image. Check the Preview checkbox to display the effects, and uncheck the box to hide them.
The Select Tool lets you select and interact with control points.
The Pan Tool lets you reposition your image while zoomed into the 100% or 300% views.
5 Zoom In
The Zoom In tool lets you zoom into the active image. Select Zoom In, then click on the area of the image that you want to magnify.
6 Zoom Out
The Zoom Out tool lets you zoom out of the active image. Select Zoom Out, then click on the image to zoom out.
7 Background Selector
The Background Selector Tool lets you toggle the background color between Light Gray, Middle Gray, and Dark Gray.
8 Palette Display Tool
The Palette Display tool lets you toggle the control palette on and off in the interface. Turning off the control palette provides an uncluttered working space to review your images.
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1 Global/Selective Adjustments
When no control point is selected, the top of the enhancement sliders section reads "Global" and adjusting the sliders will affect the entire image. When one or more control points are selected, the top of the enhancement sliders section reads "Selective" and adjusting the sliders will affect only those objects or areas selected by the control points. To switch between affecting the entire image or only selected objects, either click on the background to deselect any selected control points, or click on a control points to select it. To learn more about adjusting the control points specifically, please continue to the next page in the Viveza 2 Tour.
2 Collapse/Expand Selector
Use the Collapse/Expand selector to determine which sliders to display. By selecting Collapse, only the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Structure sliders will be displayed. By selecting Expand, all enhancement sliders will be displayed.
3 Levels and Curves
The Levels and Curves section provides control over tonality and contrast of the entire image. Use the Channel selector to choose the channel to adjust. The RGB channel will affect all channels simultaneously, while the red, green, and blue channels will affect only that portion of the image. Click to add anchor points to the curve to specify the brightness, contrast, and relationship of tonal values in the image. To remove an anchor point from the curve, select the point and drag it out of the curve area. Levels adjustments are located at the bottom of the curve area, providing control over the tonality of the shadows, midtones, and highlights. To reset the Levels and Curves control to the default settings, click on the Reset button. This will reset all channels.
This tool ensures that the appropriate information is displayed depending on the state of the Image Preview. In the Zoom to Fit view, the Loupe mode displays details under the mouse cursor at 100%, and image detail information before and after the changes are applied. The view switches automatically between Navigator and Loupe for efficient workflow.
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1 Add Control Point
Click on this button to add a color control point. After placing the control point on the image, you may control the image's color and light selectively using the sliders provided.
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A Size Slider
The Size slider affects the reach of the control point. By increasing this slider, you can affect objects similar to the object that the control point has been placed upon but that are farther away from the control point. When set to 100%, the control point no longer bases its effect on the location of objects within the image, instead relying solely upon the color, tonality, and texture of the objects to determine whether or not to affect them. Decreasing this slider will make the control point affect only similar objects closer to the control point.
B Enhancement Sliders
The Enhancement Sliders allow you to make changes within the control point.
Brightness (Br) - Changes the brightness of the area or object selected.
Contrast (Co) - Controls the overall contrast of the object selected.
Saturation (Sa) - Controls the saturation or intensity of color of the object selected.
Structure (St) - Controls the overall structure of the object selected. Increasing this slider emphasizes fine details while decreasing this slider reduces the appearance of fine details for smoother surfaces.
Shadow Adjustments (Sh) - Controls shadows in the image. Increasing this slider lightens shadows of the object selected in a natural way while decreasing this slider adds blacks to shadows.
Warmth (Wa) - Controls the temperature of colors of the object selected. Increasing this slider adds warmth to colors (adding reds) while decreasing this slider cools the colors down (adding blues).
Red (R) - Adds or removes red in the object selected. Increasing this slider adds red and reduces cyan while decreasing this slider reduces red and adds cyan.
Green (G) - Adds or removes green in the object selected. Increasing this slider adds green and reduces magenta while decreasing this slider reduces green and adds magenta.
Blue (B) - Adds or removes blue in the object selected. Increasing this slider adds blue and reduces yellow while decreasing this slider reduces blue and adds yellow.
Hue (Hu) - Shifts the hue or color of the object selected. This slider provides the ability to change the color of the image or object selected or subtly shift the hue to create a more natural color.
C Collapse/Expand Triangle
Each control point has a Collapse/Expand triangle which when clicked will change the available sliders from Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Structure to all sliders and back again. A control point's available sliders can also be expanded or collapsed by selecting the control point and clicking on the Collapse/Expand Selector next to the word "Selective" in the right-hand portion of the interface.
Click this button after selecting more than one control point to place the selected control points into a group. All control points that are added into a group will obtain the same enhancement slider settings. Groups act in a similar fashion to control points, except where a control point bases its selection off of a single color and tonal value, groups can use multiple values to create a more precise selection. A group of control points share a single set of enhancement sliders and apply the same enhancement effect to their selected objects.
After adding control points into a group, the icon for the control points will change, with the enhancement sliders being presented only on one control point at a time. The size slider for each control in a group however can be adjusted independently.
To remove a control point from a group, first select the control point (or points) that you wish to remove from the group and then press the Ungroup button. The control points removed from the group will retain the same enhancement slider settings as when it was part of the group but one ungrouped, can be adjusted independently.
4 Color Picker Swatch
The Color Picker Swatch is only available when one or more control points are selected. Click on the Color Picker Swatch to call up your image editing application's color picker and select the color that the selected object should become. After selecting the color, all of the enhancement sliders will be enabled and will be adjusted to make the selected object match the color selected within the color picker.
The Eyedropper is only available when one or more control points are selected. Click on the Eyedropper and then on a color within the image preview to set the color for the object selected by the control point to the color sampled by the Eyedropper. After selecting the color, all of the enhancement sliders will be enabled and will be adjusted to make the selected object match the color selected by the Eyedropper.
6 Reset Sliders Button
The Reset Sliders button resets the enhancement sliders to their default values. If one or more control point is selected, the enhancement sliders for the control point will be reset. If no control point is selected, the global enhancement sliders will be reset.
7 Control Point List
The Control Point List shows all of the control points applied to the image. The Control Point List section provides you with basic information about each control point, and options to show the selections and previews of the control points.
- Show Effect Preview Column: After adding a control point to the image, the checkbox within the Show Effect Preview Column will be enabled. By un-checking this box, you can disable that control point's effect on the image.
- Size Column: The Size Column will display the value of each control point's Size slider.
- Show Selection Column: The Show Selection Column enables you to show the selection of a control point. Checking the box next to a control point in the Show Selection Column will show only the selected control point's selection. Areas inked in white are being affected by the control point, while areas inked in black are not being affected, with grey areas being partially affected. Click on the Show Selection Column header to show or hide the selection for all control points.
8 Duplicate Button
The Duplicate button creates a copy of the selected control point, control points, or control point group.
9 Delete Button
Deletes selected control points or control point groups.
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The Help button accesses the electronic help provided with Viveza 2.
Click on Settings in the Viveza 2 filter interface to configure default look and functionality, and to determine how Viveza 2 interacts with your images.
The Brush button is only available when Viveza 2 is accessed from Adobe Photoshop. Clicking Brush applies the edits as a mask rather than a new layer, providing the ability to selectively brush on or off the sharpening.
The Cancel button discards any settings specified in the current session, closes Viveza 2, and returns you to your host application without changing the image.
The OK/Save button processes and applies the effects to the active image.
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