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# Value Value is the range of light to dark. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Value Value is the range of light to dark. Without Light You Would See Nothing. No matter how bright your whitest clothes are, You will not see them in absolute darkness. With a Little Light. Your clothes begin to look gray. As the Light Increases. The white clothes look brighter.

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Value Value is the range of light to dark.

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## ValueValue is the range of light to dark.

### Without LightYou Would See Nothing

• No matter how bright your whitest clothes are, You will not see them in absolute darkness.

### With a Little Light

• Your clothes begin to look gray.

### As the Light Increases

• The white clothes look brighter.

### Value Scale

• The Range of Light to Dark

### In Black and White Photographs

• You can easily see light gray and white.

• And areas of medium gray and black.

Dorothea Lange

Migrant Mother

### White is the Lightest Value

Louise Nevelson

Dawn’s Wedding Chapel IV

Louise Nevelson

Sky Cathedral

### And Between is the Unlimited Number of Values

• Is to work with measurements.

• Create an even transition from light to dark.

• Working each square individually

• A 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch paper.

• With your paper horizontal, measure in and down ½ inch from left top corner. Make a mark ½ inch down from top to keep your lines strait. Then make 1 inch squares drawn across the paper.

• Divide into 10  1 inch squares

• Start with white and black at the ends and then establish a mid-range gray. Gradually expand the chart out till you have 10 values

• With hatching and cross-hatching transition the rest of the 1 inch squares from very light gray to a dark grey.

### Crosshatch

• Establish a crosshatch pattern at equal distances.

• Then adding layers of crosshatch in different directions gradually darkens the plane.

• You should have a value chart that shows a range of ten steps from white to black.

• Dark grays and blacks should not have a shiny surface.

• Application of graphite should be evenly applied.

### Review

What would you see if there was no light?

### No light =

Black

With a little light, your white would look (fill in the blank).

Gray

What is value?

### Value is =

The Range of Light to Dark

What should you see in a black and white photograph?

### Black and white photo

You can easily see light gray and white

as well as areas of medium gray and black.

The light value is called what?

### Adding white =

Increasing the tint.

The dark value is called what?