03 Duplicating control points
Now that I’ve got the perfect adjustment for one tulip bloom, I’m not going to try to expand the control point radius to include the others, because that will affect the background too. Instead, I’ve simply duplicated (ctrl/command-D) the existing control point as many times as necessary, dragging the duplicates over the areas I want to enhance. Now this might look like a cheap workaround, but actually this is exactly how Viveza is designed to be used.
04 Darkening the background
I want the background to be darker so that the tulips really leap out, so I’ll start by adding a control point in the top left corner and reducing the brightness…
05 More control points
Again, I don’t want to make the radius larger in case it starts to darken the tulips, so I’ll simply duplicate this control point as many times as I need to. I’ve use three control points across the top of the picture and a fourth just below on the right hand side.
See how the existing control points on the tulips have protected them from this background adjustment? Like I said, it’s when you use multiple control points that Viveza 2 starts to come alive and show its power.