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Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers by Lee Varis

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The Zone Scale

Before we dive into the whole calibration process, let’s start with an overview of the Zone System. You can start to get an understanding of the Zone System by building a basic zone step-wedge in Photoshop. I’ve numbered the steps in the figures noted below.

Figure 2.1 Start by making a new document 1 inch high by 6 inches wide set the color mode to Lab set the background contents to “White” and click “OK.”

Figure 2.1. Make a ...

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