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New Dimensions in Photo Processes, 4th Edition by Laura Blacklow

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Chapter 2    Hand Coloring

  Water-Based Method

  Method Overview

  Materials

  Watercoloring Method

  Oil-Based Method

  Method Overview

  Materials

  Oil-Painting Method

Hand coloring is a means by which you can add color to a photograph or photographic print, thereby expanding the visual and psychological impact. Those who do not feel comfortable drawing but do feel the need for painterly expression may find satisfaction in hand coloring a photograph or digital print; modeling, perspective, and anatomy are already apparent in the image. One need not have a darkroom; hand coloring should be done in indirect daylight or under daylight-balanced fluorescent or blue-frosted daylight bulbs.

From the beginning of photography, daguerreotypes ...

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