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ACM Definitions: Create Scene

TEMPLATES - Pre-made settings and adjustments that can be reused for other captures

BACKGROUNDS - Area or scenery to add ambiance or story to a capture


STUDIO LIGHTS – The studio lights are represented by your standard 3 point lighting: Key Light, Fill Light, and Back light. You can use the sliders to adjust all three of these lighting sources to make them brighter or dimmer. You can also change the direction of the light using the direction slider.

 *KEY LIGHT - Main source of light 

                            DIRECTION - Change the direction of light 

                            CONTRAST - The range of brightness, from lightest to darkest, in an image.

                            SOFTNESS - Add softness to light 

 *FILL LIGHT – The top down light 

                            BRIGHTNESS - Adjusts the overall lightness

                            ELEVATION - Adding elevation to our top light 

  *BACK LIGHT - Light from behind

                            BRIGHTNESS - Adjusts the overall lightness

                            HUE - Adjusts the color or shade of the image

                            SATURATION - Will deepen or lighten the color of the asset 

MANUAL LIGHTS - Allows you to select a specific light panel from the Rig and make the following adjustments:      

                BRIGHTNESS - Adjusts the overall lightness 

                SHINE CORRECTION - To correct the shine

                OVERLAY - Very similar to Contrast 

                HUE - Adjusts the color or shade of the image

                SATURATION - Will deepen or lighten the color of the asset 

AUTOMATIC BALANCING - Help adjust the over exposure of the asset.  


If you would like to punch up the darks in the capture, or play them down, you can do that with the slider shown here in adjustments. Same with brights, the exposure, midtones, and shadow strength. The slider for glare is to have more or less glare depending on the glare coming off of the asset in the capture. Saturation will deepen or lighten the color for the asset.

WHITE BALANCE - used to adjust colors to match the color of the light source so that white objects appear white

TEMPERATURE - adjusts the warm or cool tones of the image

TINT - Adds a hint of color to suggest the colors of the asset in a pleasing way

TONE - the levels of brightness in the photograph, from solid black to pure white

EXPOSURE - Adjusts how light or dark the image appears

BACKGROUND EXPOSURE - Adjusts the background exposure 

BRIGHTS - Adjusts the the lightest parts of the image

DARKS - Adjusts the darkest parts of the image  

MIDTONES - Adjusts parts that are neither bright nor dark. This helps bring out the texture of the object.

GLARE - Helps reduce reflections on flat surfaces

SATURATION - Will deepen or lighten the color of the asset 

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