Step 5: Selective Increase Contrast

■ Now we will use the pen to increase the contrast in just part of the image. Click the Contrast Only button in the penPalette dialog box to get the Contrast Only filter dialog box shown in Figure 40.6. Using the sliders set Contrast to 130% and Darken to 120%, click OK to apply the settings.

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Image is 1200 x 1500 pixel at 150 dpi. Printing at 8.00 x 10.00 inches, 'virtual memory: Image is segmented into 56 blocks. O Acceleration: Off. ^ Image mode = F; G B.

■ Select the Brush tool (B) and then click in the Brush Preset Picker to get the Brush palette. If the palette does not look like the one shown in Figure 40.7, click the menu button in the upper-right corner of the palette to get a pop-up menu; choose Reset Brushes. Select the Soft Round 300 Pixels brush by clicking it in the palette.

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Image is 1200 x 1500 pixel at 150 dpi. Printing at 8.00 x 10.00 inches. Virtual memory: Image is segmented into 56 blocks. O .Acceleration: On. ^ Image mode = RGB.

■ You can now begin selectively painting with the pen tablet areas where you want to increase contrast. I suggest simply painting down the middle of the face and all over the blouse. This will improve the image significantly. Once the image is as you want, click on the Apply button in the penPalette to apply the filter to the selected areas.

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