Clipping Warning tool

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Bobby55
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Clipping Warning tool

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I can't get my head around the product's "clipping/shadow warning" function, what do the colours mean? I understand Red and Blue but what about yellow and turquoise?
I tried Corel Support but all I get back is reset the program and links to videos that I've watched many times, not an answer to the question , my problem is most likely my inexperience.

When I am processing an image such as this one shown here and taken purely for demonstration purposes, I click the Clipping Warning triangle, it is a mass of red, blues varying in shade, and some yellow. (Other images have had much more turquoise and yellows)
I have discovered the red can be controlled by the' Black' slider and blue by' Highlights', but what are the other colours for? I can find nothing in the user guide or videos that makes sense to an old beginner such as myself.
If I check the clipping display in camera, there is just one small area of the pot over exposed, this is mirrored when opened in ASP, but nowhere near the amount shown if Auto Level or Perfectly Clear are used.
I have discovered that unless my understanding of the use of Auto Level, the default setting is far too harsh.
If I edit in PSP 2018 and use the Perfectly Clear Plugin that came with that program, the results are worlds apart.

If possible, can someone please explain in simple step by step terms how to use the Clipping Warning Function in ASP3.
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Re: Clipping Warning tool

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Well I guess after 2 years nobody has found the little yellow triangle bottom right of ASP2......or they have and have no idea how to use it.
I'm now guessing that given the amount of colours it displays, its a zone system similar to Ansell Adams's black and white zones. you Ignore everything except the Blue and Red.
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Re: Clipping Warning tool

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The different colors showed identify the blown channels according to what threshold you set on the Display Preferences. If the color shown is magenta - the clipped channel is green, if cyan is shown - the clipped is red, if yellow - blue, if red - green and blue, if green - red and blue, if blue - red and green, if dark blue - all channels are blown. The shadow clipping indicator works similarly, but the channel that is clipped is directly shown with it's color. If all channels are clipped in the shadows, a medium bright red is shown.
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Re: Clipping Warning tool

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Thanks alfivar,
It's way over my head.
I have the display set to shadow warning 1,highlight 254
Guess I'll have to go to Lightroom and use alt+ Black and Alt + white to set things as that makes more sense.
Shame ASP does not do the same.
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