Recognizing continuous tone (contone) vs. dot pattern images


show more Recognizing continuous tone (contone) vs. dot pattern images provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Taz Tally as part of the Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design show less
please wait ...

Recognizing continuous tone (contone) vs. dot pattern images

One special image evaluation issue that you need to pay attention to and this is kind of a sneaky one is whether your original image is a true continuous tone image and I like to use the word contone, like a photograph or if it's an image that's built out of dot patterns. Because they may look similar to the human eye, in fact, they are designed to look similar to the human eye. But in fact when we get to the scanner, they are not the same at all. Let me show you the difference between a true contone or continuous tone photographic image, and one that is built-out of patterns of dots.

On the right, we have an image that was scanned from a true continuous tone photograph. The building blocks are actually microscopic. In fact, they are atomic in size and dimension. They are either a film-based emulsion type building block or they are a silver halide crystal if it's an old grayscale photograph, and the crystals are literally on the size of the atoms. It's just a collections of ...

Recognizing continuous tone (contone) vs. dot pattern images
Video duration: 4m 49s 6h 53m Intermediate

Viewers:

Recognizing continuous tone (contone) vs. dot pattern images provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Taz Tally as part of the Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design

Subjects:
Design Photography
Author:
please wait ...