From Evident Technologies:
This plug-in for Adobe Photoshop has 2 distinct filters from which you can choose:
Correct Color is similar to Photoshop's Replace Color, but with some very fundamental differences. Asiva's Correct Color algorithm take into consideration a pixel's original Hue, Saturation and Luminance values before replacing-in the new color. Very natural looking results are easily attainable.
Apply Color is a very easy way to paint any user-defined color into any part of the image based on pixels' Hue, Saturation and Luminance values. It operates almost like a magic paintbrush. This filter is particularly useful when a simple paint operation cannot produce natural-looking results. Common applications of Apply Color include: applying 'digital make-up' for portraits, colorizing black and white images, and false color imaging.
Both filters operate the same way insofar as defining the source color(s) you wish to Correct or Apply Color to: Use Asiva (R)'s built-in Hue, Saturation and Intensity Maps to draw curves defining the source color(s). Sampling the colors in the area of the image you wish to affect with the built in Color Sampler Tool is a quick way of selecting these values. Adjusting the curves in the maps allows you to refine certain Hue or Saturation or Intensity values selected. he slope of the curves will define how the filter is transitioned. A near vertical line on your Map will create defined boundaries between where the filter is applied and is not, and a gently sloped curve on the Map will make the boundaries smooth. Asiva (R)'s curves are so precise that tedious masking prior to application of the filters is often not necessary.
February 26, 2007
Version: Asiva Correct+Apply Color 2.2
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. one of my three favorite second-party photoshop plugins. ever spent half an hour isolating an object and adjusting its color via the curves dialogue? this beast does it better and faster, and allows nuancing i'd have to use multiple layers to approximate. it's curves on steroids, and then some.
educational, too. i've learned more about digital color playing with this plugin than i have from a lot of books.
never had any problem with asiva's tech support, personally. their upgrade policy's nice, too--this was a free upgrade from something like version 1.4 for me.
March 11, 2005
Version: Asiva Correct+Apply Color 1.0
By Don Saar
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I bought the $49 Apply/Correct by Asiva ( www.asiva.com ) and all went well until I tried the emailed serial # which constantly gave "Error - The serial number you entered is invalid. Please try again. Ok" Now after innumerable emails to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and messages left at their tel.#(512) 732-2886 with some answering machine Julie voice, I have to recommend that any and all stay far, far away from Asiva and Shapiro Consulting Group, Inc., presumably either maker or vendor for Asiva Apply/Correct Color. Stay away!! They're phonies and unsupported, notwithstanding other persons experiences with either them or their products. Don Saar, firstname.lastname@example.org. PS: you want their non-working serial #? Email me. And I dare Shapiro Group to sue me. And my rating reflects that not even once has their product been enabled due exclusively to their non-support, non-response, non-help, non-answering. How else can I say this?
October 23, 2003
Version: Asiva Correct+Apply Color 1.0
By Colonel Panik
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I'd just like to say that Asiva has some excellent products for the serious image maker. All of the Asiva plug-ins (for those who cannot yet afford the full Asiva Color software) are very worthwhile. And --as with all Asiva products --the learning curve is very high. However, it's also an extraordinary lesson in digital color theory and color management and therefore very much worth the time spent. Asiva documentation is superb and they also have a worthwhile forum for additional advice from actual users, including Asiva staff. Once you master the Asiva products you will benefit tenfold the price you paid. Asiva, and the equally excellent Pixel Genius group of PS plug-ins combined with a good understanding of Adobe PS and Colorbyte's ImagePrint RIP, will give you a complete color digital workflow that now surpasses analog production. The digital learning curve is steep, and so you'd better start now. Using Asiva products is a great part of that education.
New Features Since Version 2.1: Asiva Correct+Apply Color 2.2 has replaced the HSV color space with the HSI color space. Although closely related to HSV, HSI has twice the bandwidth on the luminanceor brightness channel as that of HSV. This change includes both the color space and individual channels you may operate on, and also the 3 Asiva (R) Maps where you draw curves to specify target colors to correct or apply color to.
New Features Since Version 2.0: Asiva Correct+Apply 2.1 features much improved curve drawing amongst other minor fixes.
New Features Since Version 1.x: Asiva Correct+Apply 2.0 has had a major overhaul since version 1.0. Certain controls have been moved to more logical locations, such as the Load and Save Preset buttons. New additions include edge-only capabilities, expansion or contraction of color-selected pixels and falloff control, opacity control, snapshot settings, quick curve settings, and the ability to overlay a specified color to see where color correction or color application will occur.