Take unprecedented control over your black and white editing in Photoshop. Fine tune your images like the masters that have come before us, using our Zone System Plugins.
Available For Photoshop CC2014 – Current
There is nowhere to hide in black and white imagery, there’s only light, shade and composition. It’s how you control the light and shade that can make an image speak. We have created the ultimate tool for controlling light in your black and white image editing with MonoFX. Take full control like the masters that have come before us with the 7 and 11 Zone System Plugins. Explore the possibilities in your images with the Filters plugin.
We’ve taken the most powerful tools available in black and white editing, and put them together into 3 plugins. We’ve freed your creative process, allowing to turn your vision into reality with ease. Controlling all aspects of your light, contrast and detail through all tonal ranges, directly from the plugin windows.
Manipulating light and contrast has never been easier. With slider and masking controls for every aspects of your image edit built in, there isn’t any aspect of light you can’t control with MonoFX. Start mastering light and contrast in your black and white editing in Photoshop with MonoFX today. Find all the details about the powerful tools available in our plugins in the videos and descriptions below.
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Zone systems break down your image into tonal zones, allowing you to control the light and contrast in each zone independently. Pioneered by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer, it is based on an 11 zone system, with 11 equal zones from shadows to highlights. MonoFX has created a powerful, yet simple and effective plugin that allows you to use these 11 zones with ease. We have also built a 7 zone system based on the same methodology.
MonoFX is built to give all users the ability to work with zone systems easily, while also giving even the most advanced Photoshop user unprecedented control. Some of the key features of MonoFX are:
As shown in the image above, the zone system is broken down into 11 equal tonal zones (note there is also a 7 zone system in MonoFX). By breaking down the image into these 11 zones, we’re able to control and direct the light throughout the image. We can then use these zones to emphasize or deemphasize subjects or areas with ease. The areas shown in white, in the zone system example above, represent each of the zones in that image. The areas that are white, are the only areas that are affected by an adjustment to that zone.
With the visual of the actual zone mask, as shown above, understanding what areas are being affected is easy. All of these zones are created automatically, with the ability to view each zone mask at the click of a button. Using the tools built into MonoFX, you’ll be using zone systems like a master.
The Filters Plugin takes the concept of filters or presets to a whole new level. Building off the strength of the previous release, we’ve turned the MonoFX Filters tool into one of the most powerful black and white editing tools on the market. With 11 modern filters built in, you will have no shortage of inspiration to build on, and create your unique black and white masterpieces.
The MonoFX Filters plugin provides inspiration, making creating stunning black and white images in Photoshop easy. Building off the first version of MonoFX, we’ve taken it to a whole new level, with features includin: