nT Colorations offers to color an image in several ways. It can be done from a color library, from an HSL slider, from a color picker with different coloring methods, or by exchanging and copying colors from channels.
On the top of the window you can see the color channels. Double-click on the cannel will open the 'Channel options' that provides channel settings. But also out of the option dialog it allows you to do actions with keyboard shortcuts combinations.
When changing channels options the interface is indicating the changes visually. It applies a mask on inactive or non-visible channels.
Channel-group provides the probability to have separation channels embedded in one color group. The grouping allows adapting the lightness and gradient of the same color when is used in the same group, also when working with color libraries. From 'Channel options' dialog you can co-ordinate the channel group assignment and order.
When modifying the dark or light color, we reverse and modify the color with the previous value.
Coloring from Color Library
Coloring with color libraries can be done in different ways.
Coloring with Color Picker
Coloring with color picker gives you possibilities to use different methods. Double-click on a channel separation, and you will access the Channel Options window:
Various superposition Methods used by Inèdit can be selected from the following drop-down list.
The option Inactive will deactivate the channel, and the other ones to color it.
In the Color tab, which is the default when opening channel options, the channel can be colored with the color picker.
Coloring with HSL Slider
Pressing the button under the colorations small previews, or right-clicking on any coloration, a dialog opens with the options Hue… The HSL slider can also be opened from the Channel options window.
Measure Colors to Coloration
Another way to add color into coloration is by reading them from a spectrophotometer device. Before you start reading the colors, you will have to calibrate the white reference of the spectrophotometer.
Open the 'Channel options' window of one color channel. Place the device on a color reference and use it to operate a measurement. The color will be measured in the selected channel. When you keep measuring (spot measurement for one color reference) while Channel Options window is open, each measured color will be assigned to the next channel of the design.
Coloring with Color Selector
The color selector is located below the coloration previews. Selecting one color with in the image of the main preview window will show you its values and color. The picker is available in the image when moving the mouse.
It provides the option to view values between Native, Grayscale, RGB, CMYK, HSL, HSB, Lab and XYZ when right-click on values.
If you work with device ink colorations, drag color from color channel inside and drop it in the color selector to view the device ink color values.