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Understanding Tonal Contrast for Better Photos

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Tonal contrast refers to the difference in brightness between different areas of an image. While important for all photography, tonal contrast is particularly important for black and white photography, since there is no color contrast to be had.

Understanding the differences between high and low tonal contrast and the feelings different levels of contrast can contribute to an image are quite important for good photography. In this article we'll look at this in more detail, also covering how you can affect contrast to get the look for your images you want.

Understanding Tonal Contrast for Better Photos

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

August 14th, 2016 at 7:07 am

Using the curves tool in Photoshop etc. to improve your photos

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The curves tool is a simple but powerful tool that allows you to brighten, darken, add contrast, and correct or modify the color balance of your photos. As well as being easy to use, it allows you to make fine grained adjustments that will only effect certain parts of the photo.

Most photo editing programs, such as Paintshop Pro, Photoshop Elements, GIMP, and many others include the curves tool. In this article we'll look at how to use curves, and some example adjustments.

Using the curves tool in Photoshop etc. to improve your photos

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

December 4th, 2011 at 3:22 pm