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Gray Scale and Value Finder

An invaluable tool for artists, teachers and students, the Gray Scale and Value Finder allows users to identify the value of blacks, whites and colors in all media. Ten swatches, from 10% black to 100% black, are each accompanied by a cut-out shape for value and intensity comparisons. The Finder can also be used as a guide to making colors lighter and darker with varying values of neutral gray. It includes simple explanations and instructions for immediate and effective use.

1. Take a photo of yarn you are considering for a project with your smartphone or smart device
2. Edit the photo to desaturate (remove the color) - do not just convert to black and white
3. The photo now shows the values of the yarns you photographed. The more contrast in value there is between yarns = higher contrast in your finished project.