2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2014 1:04 PM by byAaron

    Faulty Explanation? Colour Correction- Linear Light!

    byAaron

      AE and Ps manuals have the following explanation for Linear Light in the Blending Mode section:

       

      "If the underlying color is lighter than 50% gray, the layer is lightened because the brightness is increased. If the

      underlying color is darker than 50% gray, the layer is darkened because the brightness is decreased."


      Well.. this is not the case at all.

      1 Because you could have the underlying layer with 60%,70%, 80% etc brightness, and have a darker result, with lower brightness.  As long as the

      added brightness of the two layers do not go above 100%, than the manual explanation is wrong.

      Ex. Above layer 20% brightness / Underlying layer 70% brightness = result 10% brightness  ( so..is darker)

       

       

      2 You could have the underlying layer with 20%, 30% etc brightness and still get a lighter result!  As long as the

      added brightness of the two layers do go above 100%, again the manual is wrong.


      Ex. Above layer 80% brightness / Underlying layer 30% brightness = result 90% brightness  ( so..is lighter).