Magic Bullet Looks

 Selective Tools

Exposure Contrast Black & White Gradient Grad Exposure
Spot Exposure Fill Light Spot Fill Shadows/Highlights


Exposure
modifies the amount of light passed to the next Tool. The light value is calibrated in stops like a camera exposure control and can be adjusted by up to plus or minus 16 stops.

  • Stops: With a 1.0 gamma, each positive stop doubles the amount of light, each negative stop halves it.

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Contrast offers a simple film response or S-curve contrast adjustment, with control over the midtone (inflection) point for the contrast curve.

  • Contrast: The amount of contrast.
  • Pivot: The midtone (inflection) point of the contrast curve, for all three channels on a 0-1.0 scale.
  • Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

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Black & White removes all color.

  • Color Wheel: Gives you control over tone shifting where the color wheel controls the balance of tones used to create the final black and white output.

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Gradient adds a colored tint, like a matte box gradient, with control over color, falloff, and strength. On-screen overlay controls let you position the effect easily.

  • X1, Y1, X2, Y2: Establishes the positions of the start and end of the gradient.
  • Falloff: Weights the gradient toward one end or the other of the gradient.
  • Strength: Specifies the extent to which the effect is applied.
  • Exposure Compensation: Corrects any resulting changes in overall exposure.
  • Color: The color of the filter, which is typically bright and saturated.

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Grad Exposure applies exposure adjustment in a soft rectangular area with rotation and falloff controls.

  • Stops: With a 1.0 gamma, each positive stop doubles the amount of light, while each negative stop halves it.
  • X1, Y1, X2, Y2: Establishes the positions of the start and end of the gradient.
  • Falloff: Weights the gradient toward one end or the other of the gradient.
  • Color Balance: Tints the exposed regions.

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Spot Exposure controls the light in a circular area of the image with onscreen adjustments for size and position.

  • Stops: With a 1.0 gamma, each positive stop doubles the amount of light, each negative stop halves it.
  • Center X and Y: The center of the blur region (and the least blurred area), expressed as percentage offset from the image center.
  • Radius: Size of the area outside which the blur operation is at full strength.
  • Aspect: Controls the aspect ratio of the vignette. At a value of 1.0, the vignette is circular. At 2.0, it is twice as wide as it is high. Use this parameter for precise control, or just grab the handles at the edges of the vignette to reshape it.
  • Spread: Threshold/softening region feathers the radius.
  • Falloff: Sets the median point between the Radius and Spread.
  • Invert: Inverts the area of the exposure.
  • Color Balance: Tints the exposed regions.

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Fill Light lightens and tints the shadows to bring out detail in the darkest areas of an image.

  • Fill: Extent to which the Light Color is added to the scene.
  • Light Color: Color used to illuminate shadow areas.

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Spot Fill works like the standard fill light control, but adds circular area control for finer control of the effect with on-screen adjustments for size and position.

  • Fill: Extent to which the Light Color is added to the scene.
  • Radius: Size of the area outside which the blur operation is at full strength.
  • Spread: Threshold/softening region feathers the radius.
  • Falloff: Sets the median point between the Radius and Spread.
  • Light Color: Color used to illuminate shadow areas.

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Shadows/Highlights provides control over the brightness in the shadows/highlight regions of your image.

  • Shadows: The Shadows slider controls the brightness of the shadows region of the image. The value range is -1 to 1. The default value of 0 does not affect the shadows or dark regions of your image. Moving the slider to a positive value brightens up the shadows of your image without altering the perceptual contrast level of the shot. Moving the slider to a negative value will remove brightness from the shadows of the image. .
  • Highlights: The Highlights slider controls the brightness of the highlights region of the image. The value range is -1 to 1. The default value of 0 does not affect the highlights of your image. Moving the slider to a positive value brightens up the highlights of your image without altering the perceptual contrast level of the shot. Moving the slider to a negative value will remove brightness from the highlights of the image.

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