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John Tomley

Simulating Selenium Toneing digitally

Does anyone have any routines for simulating "Selenium Toning" using Photoshop 7.0. I have tried quadtone printing but its a matter of using the correct pantone colours and adjusting the curves. Its those colours that have me beat. A friend also showed me a method using selective colour, which keeps the image as RGB, but its amatter of knowing what colours to enhance. I guess the question is, "What colours are there in Selenium Toned Pics"
Thanks in advance for any replies.

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12/8/2004 5:03:40 PM

Lori Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2004
  John, I was hoping you would get some insight to this as I too am interested in the Selenium look.

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12/11/2004 7:09:05 AM

Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
  Selenium Ex.
Selenium Ex.
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These are RGB images I desaturated then applied pre-set curve settings to. The presets can be adjusted further and saved as another preset also. Available from HERE
It is a good site to check out!

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12/11/2004 1:16:43 PM

John Tomley   Thanks Lori and Kip,
The procedures in Paul Butzi's site were very enlightening. From what I read (Maybe not fully understood) has given me a few pointers towards achieving what I set out to do.
To Lori you may want to read the info at which is an approach from the type of inks used to print your image.I have an epson 1270 and am experimenting with the standard set of inks. Its seems to be a matter (imho) of getting 3 things right, 1 Neutral Bw image, 2 Toning using whatever method, 3 Adjusting the printer driver to suit the image required. So far I have 1 and 3 correct for a BW image and am now trying to get 2 correct. Hope this helps a bit and if anyone else has something to add please put me on the right path.

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12/12/2004 3:22:49 PM

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