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16 October 2014

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suffering from exposure (in the nicest possible way)

not quite the usual photoshop tuition, but maybe something for the traditionalists. in order that those who have adopted digital technology out of necessity or practicality (if everywhere else is like islay, traditional film and developing is hard to come by) can continue to enjoy the look and feel of 'analogue' film, try this (or these)

makers of a range of photoshop plug ins, alien skin (we will never wear suits) now have 'exposure' - a suite of plug-ins that emulate a wide variety of traditional film stock, including black and white.

by way of two examples, i've started with a 6 megapixel fuji digital photo of islayseasafari's 11metre rigid inflatable at port ellen pontoons. this is followed by an example of a colour film filter emulating e6 cross processed in c41chemicals (no, i don't know what that means either).

the black and white example below that is a calotype - i did look this up on google, but the explanation (from the university of glasgow) is way too wordy to put up here. but it creates a darn good b&w pic and a lot more easily than faffing about with channels, layers, levels etc.

seasafari_rib_normal


seasafari_colour_filter


sasafari_black_and_white


the sooper-dooper part is that it creates the filtered version on a new layer, leaving your original alone to live another day and because of this, you could create several different filtered versions and experiment with the blend modes in the layers palette. hours of endless fun


layers_palette



according to the alienskin website, the plug-ins run with photoshop cs or later and photoshop elements 3 or later (and photoshop elements 4 for mac has just been released) and although it specifies at least a 1ghz mac, mine is only 667mhz and it still works (if a bit slowly - just like its owner)

all these screenshots were taken in photoshop cs2.
Posted on brian at 20:14

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Ooooh, this is very good!

Sunny from Arran




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