Protection masks

Before applying new colors, CODIJY converts all unprotected areas, including the areas with color and gradient masks, to grayscale. You can prevent CODIJY from processing some part of the image with the protection mask. 

How to Draw protection masks

You may outline the area and draw a few strokes within or cover it completely with the mask as shown in this demo example. For this select the Color Protection and increase the brush size. 

When do you use protection Masks?

First of all, the protection masks let you refresh colors of the color images or recolor individual objects in the color photographs, protecting the rest of the areas from recoloring like we did with the girl’s face and the background in this example.

You can also use them instead of the Decolor pen, protecting the areas you wish to preserve in the grayscale or sepia tones of the original. 

How to

Protect a color

In CODIJY, you can keep the original colors of objects in the photo in the same way you add colors.

Color protection mask will prevent CODIJY from repainting marked area.  

For example, you can make good use of the original sepia or other shade you photo has acquired with time (as we did with the headlights in our example).

You can as well apply protection (2), when repainting (1) or discoloring objects (3) in the color images. 

The Color Protection pen

You can apply the color protection mask with the Color Protect pen.

This pen draws with yellow-green patterned strokes

How to draw a protection mask mask

Switch on the Color Protection Pen  or press X and outline the area. 

If the area is large, add two crossing strokes to the center. 

To protect large areas in the color images, increase the brush size and cover the whole area with the mask.