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by tigerbox
Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Mixture of colour and black and white in photos
Replies: 1
Views: 3401

There are many ways of doing it. Here is one: 1. Adjust the levels untill you are satisfied. Open the layers palette. Duplicate the //background// layer. Call the new layer Colour. Hide the layer colour for now (press the eye). 2. Select the //background// layer. Open the Channel Mixer. Check the mo...
by tigerbox
Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Processing 50 year old paper
Replies: 4
Views: 5552

I have used 20-30 year old room temperature stored Emaks and Agfa papers. I had fun in the darkroom & could experiment with 200+ 24x18 and 100 30x40 but results where never great. Most copies were not only fogged but the dmax was a grayish blue (in dektol).
by tigerbox
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: black and white pictures.
Replies: 10
Views: 13872

I was refering to letting the camera do it for you. I found a page witch contains mock formulas for interrepting b/w films with the channel mixer with very good results don't remember the adress though. As for recreating/faking film grain: are the any good plugins? I tried super-hyped Grain Surgery ...
by tigerbox
Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: optimal developer for FP4+
Replies: 13
Views: 20325

As pointed out most D76 (F76, IDII, Kodak D76) type developers will give resonably fine grain & a good tonal scale without losing ISO speed. This is for small Paterson type tanks. I use Kodak D76 (1+1) 11min. @ 20°c. Agitation for the every 5 sec. first 30 sec. Tap the tank to dispearse air bubbles....
by tigerbox
Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: black and white pictures.
Replies: 10
Views: 13872

and surrender more control to the evil automatic machines? :shock:
by tigerbox
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: purple negatives
Replies: 1
Views: 12111

I have had this problem with TMAX but not with Delta, which seem to have a much more transparent filmbase too (in Paterson FX39).

More fixing or using a fixer made for modern films (TMAX Fix & Paterson ACUFIX) took care of it for me.
by tigerbox
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: black and white pictures.
Replies: 10
Views: 13872

Shoot your digital photos in color and convert them in photoshop. The only reason you should use the B+W camera setting is to check if uyour shot matches what you have visualised.

Cameras at best to a half-assed job at converting and you dont save any memory card space.
by tigerbox
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Developing TMY as positive
Replies: 9
Views: 10451

by tigerbox
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New to developing, I need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 10533

The easiest way to start out is with a classic non T-grain film like Ilford Fp4+ or HP5 or Kodak Tri-X and a all around one-shot developer like Kodak D76 or XTol. You will need : completly dark room film developing tank accurate thermometer (digital thermometers are easier to read) stopwatch Film ha...
by tigerbox
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: looking for help with agitation and developed film
Replies: 5
Views: 7213

http://www.shutterbug.net/features/0204 ... index.html

check out the q&a on agitation half way down.
by tigerbox
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: looking for help with agitation and developed film
Replies: 5
Views: 7213

Agitation is directly linked to development time. Most recommended dev. times come with agitation instructions. Try it out and write down your results. I make notes on the negative file. Remember to give the tank a good tap by hitting the bottom of the tank against the sink to dissapate air bubbles ...