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    Making selections

    Is it possible to change the colour of the dots and lines when using the various selection tools in Photoshop? Often it is quite difficult to see these easily when working with black & white images.
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    How to remove a colour cast

    I have both NIK and Macphun but time is no problem to me I have very little else I can do. That's a very nice conversion you have produced, Eggy, and gives me something to use as an example. I intend to have another look at some of my own slides and negatives to see if there are any worth...
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    How to remove a colour cast

    The unknown quantity about these commercial slides is the film onto which the copies were made and the age and storage conditions of them, some are faded and others have varying amount of colour cast and degradation. The only reason I use these slides is that I have a shortage of my own slides...
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    How to remove a colour cast

    To be honest I cannot remember but, if it is relevant, I will try and find it and let you know.
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    How to remove a colour cast

    Some time ago I bought a job lot of old, commercial colour slides to experiment with. Amongst them were slides produced by Woodmansterne and I wrote to them, telling them what I was hoping to do and asking for their permission to publish anything of interest. They replied saying that they no...
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    How to remove a colour cast

    I am interested in exploring ways of removing colour casts and would welcome your advice and expertise. I am aware that there are several ways that one might try but I have never had a real discussion around the problem. As an example here is an image obtained by scanning an old 35 mm colour...
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Of course you are correct, Tom, and it was only because I was seeing what might happen using the technique you devised that I stumbled upon the idea of a day to night conversion. As you pointed out there are several ways of making a selection all of which require a certain amount of experience...
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    Free Photoshop Work

    I joined this site with a specific question related to a potential technique. Not only was the question answered and the answer illustrated but an interesting discussion with examples has arisen. Perhaps if there were more discussions related to technique the 'Gurus' could do more than exhibit...
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Tom, I really appreciate your comments and agree with much of what you write. However, please bear in mind that we are starting with not only a poor photograph but an emulsion which has had lots of time to deteriorate. For instance, the noise to which you refer, is most probably inherent in the...
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    This image is an attempt to use the technique described starting with an old 35 mm colour slide. It shows Chamberlain House in Birmingham and how it might look on a moonlit night. The conversion to B & W was done using Macphun and some further processing with Photoshop. Your comments would be...
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Right Tom, I have been having a play and I can get things to work, would you confirm, please, that Layer 1 is formed by Stamp Visible in the same way that Layer 2 is.
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Thank you very much indeed for detailing the method, I'll spend some time trying to get to grips with what is happening and also investigate the effects of different settings. Who knows, something of real interest may result. Any way, it will keep me off the streets. For the record, could you...
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Till tomorrow morning then, All the best
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    That looks exactly the sort of thing I had in mind especially the high contrast film image. I now await with great interest to know how you did it.
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Perhaps I haven't explained myself very well so I will try again. Firstly, I am not concerned with sharpness but with colour, if that's the same as contrast then so be it. Secondly, visualise what happens when a colour transparency and a piece of non-panchromatic film are placed together with...
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Thank you for your reply Tom, but I do understand how to control contrast and sharpen using Photoshop what I am describing is neither of these. Forgive me if I am teaching my grandmother to suck eggs but making a copy of a colour slide onto orthochromatic film or lithographic film does not copy...
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    Simulation of film contrast, brightness, and color masking in Photoshop

    Many years ago I came across a way of improving certain colour slides and I am wondering if it would be possible to replicate this procedure using Photoshop. The method required making a negative copy of the slide using orthochromatic film and then sandwiching slide and negative together. I...
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    Hello from an old codger

    I am not very mobile and spend much of my time scanning old colour slides and negatives, converting the images into black and white and trying to produce acceptable, artistic results. In addition, I do a small amount of recovery of old photographs which is interesting. See you around folks.
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