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  • A more accurate analogy would be to a dynamics processor However instead of making bass sounds or treble sounds relatively louder or softer with curves you can make the dark areas or light areas darker or lighter In this way you can increase or decrease contrast and control in a sense where that contrast occurs From left to right the curves graph goes from dark to bright just as the equalizer goes from bass to treble However unlike the equalizer the vertical component of the graph also goes from dark to light rather than quiet to loud This is why the base line of the curves is diagonal The bottom left point means that pixels which are initially black are on the left will remain black on the bottom The top right point similarly means that pixels which are initially white on the right will remain white on the top Similarly the center point from left to right starts as the center point from bottom to top If you pull this center point up it means pixels originally of medium brightness center left to right will in the resulting image be brighter since they are now higher from the center from bottom to top In this manner the curves displayed at the beginning of this segment show an image in which the shadows are lightened in order to reveal shadow detail whereas the bright areas of the image remain mostly unchanged Everything of less than middling brightness in the resulting image will be brighter than it was originally Curves Layers iPhone Filterstorm s Curves Filterstorm s curves work fairly similarly to most other curves with a few differences On many desktop programs clicking somewhere on the curve without a point will add a new point Due to the imprecise nature

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/fs4/tutorials/filter-tools (2016-02-18)
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  • time The brush will scale as you zoom in and out of the image letting you make large changes when zoomed out and giving you finer control when zoomed in Filters Works identically to the brush tool except it will remove the mask Gradients You can use the gradient tool in combination with curves levels to mimic a graduated ND filter A few variants on both circular and linear gradients are possible 2 control points will appear on the screen which you can move to set the gradient Color Range This tool lets you choose a color and apply the mask to only that color and similar colors Useful for affecting objects with a fairly uniform color such as making a blue sky bluer You select the color by moving the loupe over the color you want and then changing the slider to set the range of colors to mask Opacity The opacity tool will simply set the opacity of the entire mask Vignette The Vignette tool works just like the vignette filter except it allows you to use the shape of the vignette on other filters You could use it to blur the edges or to desaturate the edges of a picture for example Invert Inverts the mask Layers Like many more advanced image editing applications Filterstorm allows you to use layers to edit However the way layers are managed is a bit unique to Filterstorm Each Layer is composed of an image a mask which describes which parts of the image are opaque and which parts are transparent an overall opacity and is blended to the layers below it according to a specific blend mode In the layers view each layer will show you a preview of its image and mask The color black in the mask preview

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/fs4/tutorials/layers (2016-02-18)
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  • tap on the gear icon and then tap on the save automation button This will save all the edits you ve made to the current image you re looking at and bring up a screen to name your new automation Renaming Deleting Automations To rename or delete a saved automation tap the gear icon to bring up the automations popover then tap and hold the name of the automation you want to send to bring up the automation options sheet Here there is a text field to rename the automation and a delete button Applying Automations To apply an automation select the photos you would like to apply the automation to tap on the gear icon in the toolbar to bring up the automations popover and tap on the name of the automation you would like to apply Exporting Automations To export a saved automation tap the gear icon to bring up the automations popover then tap and hold the name of the automation you want to send to bring up the automation options sheet Here there is an email button you can use to email Alternatively you can send automations alongside their respective images when exporting by tapping and

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/fs4/tutorials/using-automations (2016-02-18)
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  • containing all the supported IPTC fields Once filled out you can later edit the information by going to the IPTC set popover and tapping and holding on the item you want to edit in the list and delete them by scrolling down to the end of the sheet to find the delete button Only the fields you fill out will be applied to images If the image you apply the set to has a caption for example and the set has no caption inserted the original caption of the image will be preserved Applying IPTC Sets Applying IPTC sets works just like applying automations Tapping the IPTC Sets button brings up the popover containing your saved IPTC sets Tapping any of the items in the list will apply the metadata from that set onto your current image Exporting Importing IPTC Sets IPTC sets can be emailed by going to the IPTC Set popover tapping and holding on the set you want to email until the IPTC Set sheet comes up then tapping the e mail button at the top of the sheet If you are emailed fsiptcset file you can open it by tapping and holding it then selecting to open in FS3 or FSPro Export Setup Flickr FTP Dropbox etc Export destinations are all setup in similar ways In the export tab iPad or Export screen iPhone tapping the icon at the end of the Destinations list will add a new destination and bring up its options If you want to see these options for any of the existing items in the Destination list tapping and holding the item in the list will bring it up After entering a name and type for the export destination you can choose which files to send By default Final Version Large is selected This means that it will take the images you have selected find the final versions associated with them and reprocess the images at the maximum size possible This can take a significant amount of time when dealing with larger images so you can choose at time of export to limit the maximum size in order to speed up processing The Original Image option will send exactly that the file as it was brought into Filterstorm without modification If you want to send the RAW file from your camera this option will do that IPTC data will NOT be applied to this image The Final Version Working option will send what s called the Working Version This is the file usually a little below 2 megapixels that you see when editing an image Filterstorm uses these tinier versions internally to keep image editing quick As such they don t usually need to be reprocessed and can be saved very quickly The Automation option will send the fsautomation associated with the Final Version It is hoped that one day you will be able to send the original version and fsautomation files and then reprocess the image at the maximum possible quality

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/fs4/tutorials/metadata-export-backup (2016-02-18)
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  • Images and Collections Deleting Images Basic Library Structure On the library screen you ll see your collections divided into two categories FSPro Library and iPad Library The FSPro Library will contain images that are imported into FSPro These images have the full resolution original stored within the App s memories You can import from the library paste photos in load from iTunes Sharing or open images from other apps to bring images into the FSPro Library The iPad Library contains the contents of the Photos app with both events and albums represented by FSPro collections The original files are not copied into the FSPro but thumbnail representations are The contents of collections represent individual photos When you finish editing a photo it doesn t overwrite the original image rather it creates a version A photo can have as few as one the original version or as many as you can make If there is only one version of an image double tapping the image will bring you to the edit screen If there are many versions double tapping the image will bring you to the versions screen where you can choose which version you would like to edit Importing Images Tapping the iPad Photos button the first button in the library tab will open up FSPro s library picker which looks like the below image In this screen you can tap on any individual album to highlight it and then tap the Import Selected Album button to bring all images from that album into FSPro s library Alternatively double tapping an album will show you its contents On that screen you can select as many or as few of the images in the album as you like to import Anywhere you see a thumbnail represented as a stack of images

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/pro2/tutorials/ (2016-02-18)
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  • FSPro This of course does waste space on your iPad I will implement direct importing of images from the camera connection kit as soon as Apple allows such a thing in the app store Importing from the iPad s Photo Library Tapping the iPad Photos button the first button in the library tab will open up FSPro s library picker which looks like the below image In this screen you can tap on any individual album to highlight it and then tap the Import Selected Album button to bring all images from that album into FSPro s library Alternatively double tapping an album will show you its contents On that screen you can select as many or as few of the images in the album as you like to import Anywhere you see a thumbnail represented as a stack of images double tapping will show you the contents Pasting Image If you copy an image from another app using the paste image button while viewing the library will create a new collection containing only that image Pasting an image while viewing a collection will add it to the end of that collection Opening Images from Other Apps Filterstorm Pro registers

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/pro2/tutorials/loading-images (2016-02-18)
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  • scale it to match This is how the Scale to Fit function works If you set a width of 3000px and a height of 3000px whichever side of the image is longer will end up exactly 3000px and the other side will be appropriately shorter If you re just editing one image this doesn t make a huge difference from the traditional scale feature for which you would just take the longer side and set it to 3000px The big differences are that since the values of these fields are saved if you always scale to a long side of 3000px you can just press the scale button without resetting the fields on your next image Also when you use the scale function in an automation it will scale whatever image you give it to those exact pixel dimensions This will distort the image if the original ratio wasn t identical Scaling to fit lacks this problem Borders The borders tool located in the Canvas tab provides a mechanism to apply a simple frame to an image and can be applied with or without text It is important to note that adding borders increases the overall size of the image so if you want the final image to be an exact size you should scale it after adding the border The first three options are the colors of the border The border and text colors should be self explanatory The outline color is the color of the one pixel wide outside edge of the border which you can turn on and off The default is a white border with black text and a light gray outline If you enter text into the text box the height of either the top or bottom edge of the image will be set to twice that of the rest of the edges and the size of the text will be set to match The shadow control determines the size of a drop shadow the border casts onto the image not the other way around Watermarks Canvas Size If you need padding on one edge of the image or perhaps want to letterbox or pillarbox the image to get to a certain ratio you can use the canvas size tool to get the desired size All it does is allow you to set a new image size the canvas size will be changed but the image will remain the same size with blank space around it or partially cropped or both What are Curves Curves are a way to alter the brightness and contrast of an image Curves work somewhat similarly to the equalizer on a sound system A more accurate analogy would be to a dynamics processor However instead of making bass sounds or treble sounds relatively louder or softer with curves you can make the dark areas or light areas darker or lighter In this way you can increase or decrease contrast and control in a sense where that contrast occurs From left

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/pro2/tutorials/editing-images (2016-02-18)
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  • the time The brush will scale as you zoom in and out of the image letting you make large changes when zoomed out and giving you finer control when zoomed in Filters Works identically to the brush tool except it will remove the mask Gradients You can use the gradient tool in combination with curves levels to mimic a graduated ND filter A few variants on both circular and linear gradients are possible 2 control points will appear on the screen which you can move to set the gradient Color Range This tool lets you choose a color and apply the mask to only that color and similar colors Useful for affecting objects with a fairly uniform color such as making a blue sky bluer You select the color by moving the loupe over the color you want and then changing the slider to set the range of colors to mask Opacity The opacity tool will simply set the opacity of the entire mask Vignette The Vignette tool works just like the vignette filter except it allows you to use the shape of the vignette on other filters You could use it to blur the edges or to desaturate the edges of a picture for example Invert Inverts the mask Layers Like many more advanced image editing applications Filterstorm allows you to use layers to edit However the way layers are managed is a bit unique to Filterstorm Each Layer is composed of an image a mask which describes which parts of the image are opaque and which parts are transparent an overall opacity and is blended to the layers below it according to a specific blend mode In the layers view each layer will show you a preview of its image and mask The color black in the mask

    Original URL path: http://filterstorm.com/pro2/tutorials/layers (2016-02-18)
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