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Old 19-06-18, 13:15
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Default Tonal Value Accuracy

First off - after doing an image in ALL AUTO MODE - I made a black and white work copy.
Then I took an old Grey card - with a quarter inch peep hole in the center - using peep hole - and found Grey Values that Matched my Grey Card.
Next I opened up my LEVELS TOOL.
In Levels, I worked with the MIDDLE GREY Value (and peep hole) and found a Grey Match at Value 130 on Subject's Shirt. I Saved that Value in B and W.
Next I opened up a color version - made a work copy - and applied the same Value 130 in Levels Tool and saved that copy.
I thought the end result turned out very accurate.
To always have a Grey Value - just take an image with a Grey Card (to find a Value to use) and an image without a Grey Card.
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File Type: jpg 002 B.jpg (238.8 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 002 ALL AUTO S3 LEVEL CORRECTION on B and W on GRAY CARD LEVELS GREY 130.jpg (441.1 KB, 5 views)
Norm Dunne

I love the Old Masters for incentive and compositional ideas.

Last edited by nldunne; 19-06-18 at 14:11.
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