middle tones

middle tones

[′mid·əl ′tōnz]
(graphic arts)
In a black-and-white photograph or reproduction, the range of tones between highlights and shadows.
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The new tilt function on BeoLab 15 lets you aim high and places middle tones right where you want them.
The values include highlights (white space), middle tones (gray areas) and black (extra dark areas).
The printed light and middle tones formed by varying the laser power in the above mentioned process suffer ten times greater tone change compared to the solid patches.
Historically, you wind up going back to the middle tones.
Call up a monochrome picture with lots of middle tones to see how well the screen handles them.
BeoPlay A9 packs two A3/4-inch tweeters and two 3-inch midrange units, all four driven by separate 80-watt class D amplifiers, to deliver sparkling highs and spaciously defined middle tones.
Next, I showed them how to lay in broad areas of background color in middle tones, skimming the paper surface with the flat sides of the pastels, except where the darkest areas would be
He then gives us a guided tour of planning the composition and making the preliminary drawing, as well as painting in the early stages as he progresses from darks to middle tones and lights.
Show highlights, middle tones and shadows of colors to achieve more interest based on a light source either from above or down in the ocean.
The toned area they started with would be their middle tones in the composition.
The black-and-white photo is then manipulated by using the brightness and contrast controls to create a higher contrast photograph accentuating the shadows and highlights, but maintaining some of the middle tones.
For the silk-screen process to work well, the final portrait needed to be black and white with few middle tones.