Most people will say they want “accurate” color, but what they prefer (and what clients buy) is “pretty” color—not wild surrealism, but usually some departure from reality. This is where color control becomes important. This chapter examines color in detail starting with a basic technical foundation, moving through basic color controls, and ending up with detailed step-by-step instructions for adjusting color.
White Points, Black Points, and Places In-Between
Zone System: Contrast and Tone
Neutral Color: Using Balanced Numbers
White/Black Point Correction
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