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GrossGrade workspace contains 3 main panels (windows), and each of them have its own function:

 

Click toggle to expand/collapse hidden blockControl panel - adjusting control of the module

The control panel contains all visual controls of the selected color correction module, such as curves, grids, various buttons, etc. There can also be visual diagnostic elements, such as vectorscopes, histograms, statistical information, additional frames for viewing intermediate results of image processing, etc.

 

Click toggle to expand/collapse hidden blockImage browser - simultaneous view of the source and the resulting image

In the image browser, you can compare the original and processed image, scaling and moving it as you like.

 

Click toggle to expand/collapse hidden blockNode graph - modification of the current module functional structure

On the node graph, you can see and change the internal structure of the current module. The structure of the module is represented by a graph consisting of separate components connected to each other in a single processing flow. You have full control over what your module should do.

 

In order to develop your own modules, you'll need some skills in GrossGrade, as well as a good understanding of software architecture (see section GrossGrade for Expert).

 

At the left side of the workspace there is a vertical tool panel containing a few rollup panels:

 

Click toggle to expand/collapse hidden block"Layers" rollup - placing modules on different processing layers

The layers panel contains a list of processing layers. Each color correction tool (module) is loaded on a (own) layer. We can say that the loaded module itself is a processing layer. You can create as many additional layers as you want, each of which will be a separate module and can be saved in a separate file (or loaded from a file).

The layers in the GrossGrade represent not a graphical data, but a processing / color correction, that should be applied to that graphical data. It has a lot in common with the usual adjustment layers used in some popular applications:

Layers are applied to the image sequentially and have parameters of opacity and blending mode (normal, multiply, dodge, etc.). For more information about layers and their parameters, see "Layers".

Each layer can be assigned a mask (or a group of masks) that defines the local areas of the image that are affected by color correction. Masks can be created by several different methods. Read more about masks, see "Masks".

 

Click toggle to expand/collapse hidden block"Components" rollup - picking available components for adding to the current module

The "components" panel lists all available visual and non-visual components. The panel is used to add new components to the current module when designing.

To add the desired visual component to the current module, select it from the list by double-clicking, and then click on the desired location in the control/visualization panel or in the node graph panel.

To add the desired non-visual component to the current module, select it from the list by double-clicking, and then click on the desired location in the node graph panel.

 


See also

GrossGrade overview

GrossGrade for Beginner

GrossGrade for Expert