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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I love the Mr Darcey spiced melts - think Japanese grapefruit, followed by middle tones of peppercorn and ginger.
Portamento can assist middle tones to take on the clarity of lower ones.
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.
Film had to live under censorship and resort to metaphor, TV was rigorous black-and-white with no middle tones.
Historically, you wind up going back to the 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!
She might have meant one of two quite contrary things--(1) that she put in several hours a day singing high C's (which many an enthusiastic beginner actually does); or (2) she might have meant that every tone she sang was a "high" tone-that is, that she gave just as careful attention to the production of lower and middle tones as she did to the very highest in pitch--the old adage of "what is worth doing at all is worth doing well." The surest way to lose the highest tones, even if they be well produced, is to be constantly practicing them in private with an effort for extreme power and brilliancy.
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.