I have this primer whose cover and pages got yellowed by time. I scanned the cover and a couple of pages I want to put in my portfolio. I could manage to make the pages almost entirely black and white while preserving some gray areas of the illustrations. For this I first used IrfanView to convert the images to black and white, then used PP to remove moiré and noise.▼
But the cover is a challenge I have no idea how to overcome. I want to make the cover background white, the blacks to be 100% black, the grays to have their shades preserved and, most important, to preserve the green to black gradient effect in the title.▼Would you please help me with that? TIA!
Write the text (it's Cooper Black italic) and draw the shape of the butterfly, then place the image inside as a powerclip. just one minute
Thanks, Ariel, but I don't want to use DRAW to redo the whole stuff. I want a way in PHOTO-PAINT to achieve what I need.I forgot to say that I myself designed the primer, back in the pre-computer era. I also wrote the text and made the illustrations, etc. It was an education project on ecology in the Brazilian Amazon region. It's very important for me to have it in my portfolio.As to the solution, as I use mostly DRAW for illustrations and a few PP for photos and stuff at a beginner level, I guess PP has a way to do what one can do with Photoshop.
If this is what you are after, Duplicate the layer, place a white background below the duplicated layer, then right-click to select Object Properties>set blend to RGB channels>Slide the "255" label to the left. This will get you started. From there, various masks and erasing.
Thanks a lot, Mike, that's very very close to what I want!But as I said I only use PP at a beginner level. So I know how to duplicate a layer, select object properties and slide the controls, but I don't know how to "place a white background below the duplicated layer". I searched and found Fix Photos Fast with the Image Adjustment Lab - Corel Discovery Center. I could get almost the same as you, but your result is better.
Try putting a white background layer under the object to be modified.