How to Use the Zone System in Silver Efex Pro


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Using the zone system in Silver Efex Pro

When creating black and white images, there is a tried and true system called the Zone System. Which is a fantastic way to analyze the overall gradiation of your image, from pure black to pure white. And verify whether you have all zones in range, meaning you have everything from black to white, represented within your photograph. Of course, there're going to be exceptions, where you don't have any black or any white in your photo. But for the most part, you'll find that most images look better if you do have a full range represented from pure black to pure white. Inside of Nik'sSilver Efex Pro 2, if you hover your mouse over the loop and histogram area in the lower right corner.

You'll see a pop up overlay that comes up representing zones zero through ten, the 11 zones of the zone system. If you want to learn more about the zone system, I recommend you go to Wikipedia, and simply search for zone system, where you'll see a full description of each r...

Using the zone system in Silver Efex Pro
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Using the zone system in Silver Efex Pro provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke as part of the Nik Creative Effects Workshop

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