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Viveza 2 Tour

Editing Controls

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.

Enhancement Sliders

Brightness (Br)
Controls the overall lightness of the image or object selected.


Contrast (Co)
Controls the overall contrast of the image or object selected.


Saturation (Sa)
Controls the saturation or intensity of color of the image or object selected.


Structure (St)
Controls the overall structure of the image or 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 image or object selected in a natural way while decreasing this slider adds blacks to shadows.


Warmth (Wa)
Controls the temperature of colors of the image or 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 image or 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 image or 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 image or 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 image or 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.


Tip: Double-click on a slider to reset it to the default value.

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.


4 Loupe

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.

Image by John Barclay

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