Understanding what localized adjustments are used for


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Understanding what localized adjustments are used for

While your image editor probably has many tools for making complex corrections and adjustments, it's very rare that an image can be corrected by a single global adjustment. If you've ever printed in a darkroom, you know that very often the only way to get a good print is to carefully dodge and burn specific areas of the print while it's exposing in the enlarger. Dodging and burning is simply the process of obscuring one part of the image or another to give that specific part a longer or shorter exposure.

Now, the practical upshot is that those areas get lighter or darker. You have to do this because there isn't always a single development exposure that's perfect for everything in the image. The exact same thing is true when we're printing digitally. As you saw in the last chapter, to get a good range of tones, nice contrast, and a silvery look, we need to be sure that we have some true black, some true white, and a particular spread of gray tones in bet...

Understanding what localized adjustments are used for
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Understanding what localized adjustments are used for provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Inkjet Printing for Photographers

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