Primary Color Correction: Tonal Correction Tools

This chapter describes the tonal correction tools available in several of the applications and plug-ins for doing color correction. It also describes their respective strengths and weaknesses.

Main Tools for Tonal Corrections

Across the range of products, there are lots of tools. Some of them help to alter tonal range; some are more commonly used to control the “color” of the image, generically meaning that they’d be used to control hue and saturation, though they’d also have some effect on the tonal range as well.

For tonal corrections, almost every application that has color correction abilities has some slider or numerical controls to adjust brightness, contrast, black level (sometimes ...

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