posterization


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posterization

(ˌpəʊstəraɪˈzeɪʃən) or

posterisation

n
(Photography) photog the act of manipulating a photograph so as to produce fewer tones and therefore create greater contrast
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posterization

(or tone separation) Producing an image in which certain levels of grey tone are eliminated, using lith processing. This limits the range of tones for more graphic boldness.
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Adjust the level of posterization with direction from the teacher.