Customizing Picture Styles

You can customize the results that you get from the prefab Picture Styles. For the Standard, Landscape, Portrait, Neutral, and Faithful styles, you can adjust sharpness, contrast, saturation, and color tone.

I'm guessing that the first three effects — sharpness, contrast, and saturation — are self-explanatory. But the color tone option may not be so obvious. This option, which is designed to help you tweak skin colors, enables you to make your colors either a little more red or a little more yellow.

Standard Portrait Landscape

Standard Portrait Landscape

Figure 6-29: Each Picture Style produces a slightly different take on the image.

For the Monochrome Picture Style, saturation and color tone are irrelevant, so they are replaced by two other options, Filter and Toning Effect. The Filter effect options mimic color filters sometimes used by photographers shooting black-and-white film. The color of the filter determines which colors in the original scene become prominent in the black-and-white image. The Toning Effect options enable you to apply a sepia, blue, purple, or green tint to your monochrome image.

To dig into Picture Style customizing, take these steps:

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