“This is the last suit you will wear”
The black feel good, as they say in Men n Black, millions of people can not be wrong. After this statement without meaning I will try to give some to my words.
One of the simpler processes but also more valuable is setting blacks. Well, maybe setting is not the best term, either way the goal is that black tone in the final image does not look washed or dirty brown. It is the penultimate retouching will do. There are several ways that can be worth setting this goal, the two simplest are the level adjustment layers, curves and selective color.
- For those who work in CMYK mode is easy to create the adjustment layer on top of their layers, create an adjustment layer, black or color channel selection and make sure it reaches values close to level 0 by increasing the proportion of black or contracting the output regulator. The difference between using, level, curves or selective color is low.
- For those working in RGB mode operation is a little different not having a channel Key nor have the problem of the consequences of the process of toned, absorption and gloss paper, etc. … therefore, generally, if the lighting is correct, just the tonal range of images is as complete as possible.