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Historical Processes Technical Supplement

Historical Processes Technical Supplement

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HistoricalProcesses(PMA305)TechnicalSupplementSpring2012EdwardStapel
MAKINGDIGITALNEGATIVESFORCONTACTPRINTING
1.
 
Anymethodorformatwillworkformakingdigitalnegativesaslongasyoumakesurethatyourimagewillgiveyou300ppiatdesiredimagesize.Keepthisinmindwhenprocessingyourfiles,usingascanner,etc.2.
 
Ifyourimageisincolor,desaturateittograyscaleorapplyaB&Wfilter(orconvertittograyscale-butthissometimesthrowsawayusefuldata).3.
 
Alteryourimageasyoulike.4.
 
AdjustCurvestogiveyouanimagewithcontrastappropriatefortheprocessyouintendtouse.Youmayprefertoloadoneofthecurvesprovidedforyouruse(thesecurvesarenotfool-proof–youmaywanttoperformfurthertweaking).5.
 
SAVEyourimageatthispointtokeepallofyourlayerinformation.6.
 
Flattenyourimage.7.
 
GotoImage>RotateCanvas>FlipHorizontal.Thiswillflipyourimagesothatwhenyouprintitemulsiontoemulsionitwillcomeoutorientedproperly.8.
 
ThengotoImage>Adjustments>Invert(orApple+I).Thiswillinvertyourpositivetoanegative.9.
 
SAVEthisnegativeversionofyourimageaswell.Saveyourfilestoaflashdrive,CD,etc.andthenprintitoutontotransparencymaterial.PictoricoOHPisrecommendedandshouldbeprintedwithourEpsonprinter(withtheappropriateprofileorpreset).Fora“grittier”lookingimage,youcanalsotakeyourfilestoacopyshopandhavethemprintedontotransparencymaterial(StaplesorKinkos,etc.).ORprintoutanice,cleanprintontopaper,headtoaXeroxmachine,andmakecopiesontotransparencymaterial.10.
 
Takecareofyouroutputtedmaterials-storetheminplasticsleeves.Coveringtheemulsionsidewithapieceofplainpaperisalsoagoodidea.Thesematerialsarequitedelicateandcangetdings,creases,and“half-moons”inthemveryeasily.Remember,thesearenegatives,andyoushouldtreatthemcarefully.
 
DIGITALNEGATIVESANDSEPARATIONSFOR4-COLORPALLADIUM-CYANOTYPE-GUMPRINTING
Forthisprintingprocesswewilluseacombinationofpalladium,cyanotype,andgumpigmentstoreplicateafullcolorprint,mimickingarudimentaryCMYKprintprocess.Thepalladiumlayerwillcontaintheblack(K)**,thecyanotypelayerwillcontaincyan(C)andsomeblack(K).Subsequentcyan,yellow,andcrimsongumbichromatelayerswillcarrytheremainingcyan(C),yellow(Y),andmagenta(M)information.ThefirststepistomakedigitalCMYKcolorseparationsinPhotoshop.1.
 
Anymethodorformatwillworkformakingdigitalnegativesaslongasyoumakesurethatyourimagewillgiveyou300ppiatdesiredimagesize.Keepthisinmindwhenshootingand/orscanning.2.
 
Youwillneedacolorimageforthisprocess3.
 
Keepyourimagesizeinthe4x5rangeforyourfirstattempt.4.
 
AlteryourimageasyoulikeandSaveit.5.
 
Flattenyourimage.6.
 
ConvertyourimagetoCMYK(ifitisn’talready).Image>Mode>CMYK7.
 
GototheChannelspalette>submenu>SplitChannels.8.
 
ThengotoImage>Adjustments>Invert(orApple+I).Thiswillinvertyourpositivestonegatives.9.
 
Openanewdocument(AppleN)withdimensions8.5”x10”at300ppi,RGB.10.
 
Dragyour4channelsintothisnewspace.MAKESUREYOUKEEPTRACKOFTHESECHANNELS.It’sagoodideatonameeachlayerasyoudragitinandthenusethetexttooltolabelyourchannelsC,M,Y,andK.11.
 
ThengotoImage>RotateCanvas>FlipHorizontal.Thiswillflipyourimagessothatwhenyourprintthememulsiontoemulsiontheywillcomeoutproperlyoriented.Repositionyourimages-youshouldbeabletofit4imagesontoonepage.12.
 
Saveyourimage(s)toaflashdrive,externaldrive,etc.andthenprintitoutontotransparencymaterial(IrecommendPictoricoOHP,butotheroptionsareavailable).13.
 
Cutyournegativesapartmakingsurethatyoudon’tcutofftheletters(C,M,Y,K)thatidentifyeachchannel.14.
 
Takecareofyouroutputtedmaterials-storetheminplasticsleeves.Coveringtheemulsionsidewithapieceofplainpaperisalsoagoodidea.Thesematerialsarequitedelicateandcangetdings,creases,and“half-moons”inthemveryeasily.Remember,thesearenegatives,andyoushouldtreatthemcarefully.
 
ItisVERYimportantthatyoukeeptrackofyourchannelsandprintthemintheproperorder.Printchannelsinthissequencewithspecificprocess:1.
 
K(black)inpalladium(trynottouseanyplatinumifyoucan)**2.
 
Cincyanotype3.
 
C(again)withCerulianBluePhthalo4.
 
MwithQuinocridoneRose5.
 
YwithCadmiumYellow6.
 
M(again)withQuinocridoneRose7.
 
Y(again)withCadmiumYellow**NON-PALLADIUMVARIATION:UseNeutralTint(black)inplaceofpalladiumfortheKlayer.YouwillneedtomakemultiplelayersofYandMlayerstoachieveyourfinaldesiredprintdensityandcolorbalance.Don’texpecttomakeimagesthatlooklike“true”colorprints.Accepttheresultsyougetandbepreparedtoexperiment.
 
DIGITALNEGATIVESANDSEPARATIONSFOR3-COLORCYANOTYPE-GUMPRINTING
Forthisprintingprocesswewilluseacombinationofcyanotypeandgumpigmentstoreplicateafullcolorprint,mimickingarudimentaryCMYKprintprocess.Thecyanotypelayerwillcontaincyan(C)andblack(K)information.Subsequentyellowandcrimsongumbichromatelayerswillcarrytheyellow(Y)andmagenta(M)information.ThefirststepistomakedigitalRGBcolorseparationsinPhotoshop.1.
 
Anymethodorformatwillworkformakingdigitalnegativesaslongasyoumakesurethatyourimagewillgiveyou300ppiatdesiredimagesize.Keepthisinmindwhenshootingand/orscanning.2.
 
Youwillneedacolorimageforthisprocess3.
 
Keepyourimagesizeinthe4x5rangeforyourfirstattempt.4.
 
AlteryourimageasyoulikeandSaveit.5.
 
Curvesadjustments:--Option1:OnaCurvesadjustmentlayer,loadagumprintingcurve,thenflattenimage.--Option2:Dostep6andthenapplyacyanotypecurvetotheRedchannelandagumcurvetotheBlueandGreenchannels.Option2ismore“accurate.”6.
 
GototheChannelspalette>submenu>SplitChannels.7.
 
SAVEyourworkatthispointtopreserveallofyourlayerinfo.8.
 
Flattenyourimage(s).

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