French translation: tons

17:07 Jan 29, 2020
English to French translations [PRO]
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Manga drawings
English term or phrase: tone/tonal
Hi everyone,

Context is a method to draw manga. One chapter discusses tonal patterns, these patterns that you often find in the background of panels. I'm struggling to translate "tone" in this context.

Example sentences:

- Today, "tones" can be generated by software.
- A pattern of "tone" can also be made up of white dots set onto black.
- Tonal effects: pop-art tone (very large, spaced out dots), small tone, bubble tone (this one has bubbles in the background), line tone, noise tone, etc.

I thought maybe "fond" could do it, but there is also a chapter about backgrounds, where I used "fond"a few times...

Thank you for your help!
Anne Carnot
Local time: 23:43
French translation:tons
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Samuel Clarisse
Local time: 23:43
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4 +2tons
Samuel Clarisse

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Samuel Clarisse
Local time: 23:43
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agree  Maïté Mendiondo
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