Tag Archives: Tone & Colour

EXERCISE: Colours into Tones 2

The aim in this exercise is to make practical use of channel adjustment to achieve a specific effect.  Choose one of the following targets: A landscape in which you emphasise the depth (aerial perspective) by strengthening the visual effect of … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Colours into Tones 1

Take or choose an image, which contains at least two strong contrasting colours (for instance, blue and green, or yellow and blue, or green and red).  Using the channel sliders or controls available in your software (such as the Black … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Strength of Interpretation

The removal of the element of colour, and with it the implication of reproducing reality, has a useful and interesting effect on processing.  Basically, much more can be done in interpreting the tonal range.  You can make much more aggressive … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Managing Colour

For this exercise, you should find two or three images that have what you judge to be a significant colour cast, as the main purpose of the exercise is to ‘correct’ it.  For most photography, all that is important is … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Managing Tone

You can perform this exercise on any image, ideally one which actually needs some of the adjustments mentioned here (so read through this carefully before choosing the image).  Then use your processing software of choice; the procedures will vary, and … Continue reading

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