PI6 QuickTip #10: Hue & Saturation Muted Tile
If you haven't played with the new Hue & Saturation sliders, you may be missing out. These controls are a lot more sophisticated in PhotoImpact 6.
The new Lightness feature makes it easy to created a "muted" or very transparent image, which might then be used as a background tile.
I'm starting with this very colorful image.
To lighten or mute the image, select Format, Hue & Saturation, or hit Ctrl+E, to open the Hue & Saturation dialog box. Edit the Lightness value to 75 (or higher). Click Preview to see the results applied to the actual image. If you're satisfied, click OK.
Now you've got a muted image that could serve as a background tile.
Be sure to explore the other sliders in the Hue & Saturation box. The new Colorize slider allows you to replace all of the colors in the image with shades of a selected color. For example, this same image was edited using the Colorize option and dragging the Hue slider into the aqua range.
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