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Brightness and Contrast

The Brightness and Contrast effect lets you modify the brilliance or dullness of an image or to create a greater difference between the lights and darks of an image by increasing their respective intensities. This effect can be used when an image appears too flat. Increasing the brightness or contrast can give a drawing a more attractive and 3D quality. This can be useful if you want to push your background to the rear by making it look dull and flat and pulling your foreground elements to the front by giving them a higher contrast.

Brightness and Contrast Properties

Parameter Description
Brightness A value less than 0 will darken the image; a value greater than 0 will brighten it. Attach a Bezier or Ease function to change the brightness over time.
Contrast A value less than 0 will reduce contrast; a value greater than 0 will increase contrast. Attach a Bezier or Ease function to change the contrast over time.
Legacy Brightness/Contrast If you are using an older version of this effect, the Legacy Brightness and Legacy Contrast options are automatically selected. This ensures that the resulting effect looks the same as in older versions.