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

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Chapter 6    Making Negatives: Digital Method

Youngsuk Suh

  Scanning: Capturing Images

  Image Correction

  Adjustment Layer

  Printing with Digital Negatives

  1. Make 13-Step and 51-Step Grayscale Tables

  2. Create a File for Printing Tests

  3. Steps to Making Digital Negatives

Scanning: Capturing Images

Resembling traditional darkroom photography, a good negative is necessary to obtain good prints. Underexposed or overexposed negatives can create totally muddy prints. The image capture process in digital imaging is equivalent to getting good negatives—to acquire the most tonal information possible from the original material (negative, print, or digital camera capture). This does not necessarily mean traditionally “good looking” images. ...

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