Accessing the Tonal Clipping preview


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Accessing the Tonal Clipping preview

When you are making Levels or Curves adjustment in an image, it's often helpful to see where things are going to clip, meaning where the dark is going to go to absolute black and where the highlight is going to go to absolute white, where they are going to blow out, and you are going to lose detail. So they call that clipping preview. Let's go ahead and choose a Levels adjustment layer here, and that brings up the Levels adjustment in this panel. And you see, I have a black slider, a gray slider, and a white slider. If I move the black slider to where what we call the piles of tiles, where these tones actually begin in earnest here in any significant quantity. You can see the image is getting darker as I move that black slider to the right. But I may want to see where are pixels in the image going to absolute black.

To do that hold, down the Option key or the Alt key on Windows as you drag the slider. Now at first, everything goes completely white. As you drag to the right, yo...

Accessing the Tonal Clipping preview
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Accessing the Tonal Clipping preview provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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