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How to Create and Register a Picture Style on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you like to use picture styles in your photography, you’ll be glad to know that your Canon lets you customize your favorite picture style. After customizing the picture style, you can register it as a User Defined picture style and it's available whenever you want to use it for pictures. To customize a picture style:

  1. Press the Menu button.

    The last-used menu command is displayed.

  2. Use the Multi-controller to navigate to the Shooting Settings 4 Tab.

    The Shooting Setting tab is displayed.

  3. Use the Multi-controller or Quick Control dial to highlight Picture Style, and press Set.

    The pre-defined Picture Styles are displayed.

  4. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to select one of the User Defined picture styles.

  5. Press Set.

    The Picture Styles menu is displayed.

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  6. Use the Multi-controller or Quick Control dial to highlight Usr Def 1 and then press Info.

    The currently selected Picture style is displayed at the top of the dialog box with the settings you can modify.

  7. Press Set.

    An arrow appears above and below the current Picture style.

  8. Use the Multi-controller or Quick Control dial to select on of the preset picture styles that you will modify to create a custom style and then press Set.

    If you’re a portrait photographer, you could use the Portrait style as the basis for your custom style. The details for the picture set display on the camera LCD monitor. You can customize the following:

    • Sharpness: You can increase or decrease image sharpness.

    • *Contrast: You can increase or decrease the amount of contrast in the image.

    • *Saturation: You can increase or decrease color saturation.

    • Color Tone: You can change the skin tone of people you photograph. You can make skin tones more yellow by moving the indicator to the left side of the scale, or more red by moving the indicator to the right side of the scale.

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  9. Customize image sharpness (the first on the list), or use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight another detail, and then press Set.

    The selected detail appears on the camera LCD monitor. You can now customize it.

  10. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to increase or decrease the amount of the detail.

    Rotate the dial to the right to increase, or left to decrease.

  11. Press Set.

    The change is applied, and you’re returned to the Detail Set menu.

  12. Repeat Steps 6–11 to customize the other details in the picture style.

    Customize the details that make sense to the style you’re customizing. For example, you wouldn’t change Color Tones when customizing the Landscape picture style. The right image shows a customized set that’s ready to be registered with the camera.

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  13. Press the Menu button.

    Your custom picture style is registered. The text above the style shows the style on which your style is based; it also shows the changes you’ve made to the base style, in blue.

  14. Press Set to choose the custom Picture style.

    The custom picture style appears in the Picture Style menu box and will be applied to all images until you choose a different picture style. Note that you can have up to three custom picture styles.

You can also customize a Standard picture style. Follow the preceding steps but instead of selecting one of the User Defined styles, select one of the Standard styles and then press the Info button. Follow Steps 9–11 to customize the picture style to suit your taste.

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