Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hand-Tinting For The First Time

Like a new outlook on Photography and prints I tried out a whole new approach to photographic manipulation.  Hand-Tinting.  Now, this isn't exactly Marshall Photographic Tinting Oils, as my wife is the one who is doing that.  This is digitally hand-tinting in Photoshop, but it's a process that can be easily, apparently, done by hand in the physical world, instead of the digital world.

It is a process that I will continue to try and perfect.  I really enjoyed doing this for the first time, and look forward to continuing with the learning process.  

"A Yard To Remember" - Hand Tinted in CS5
Canonet 28 - Canon 40mm ƒ/2.8 Lens
Polypan F 50ASA @ 100ASA
Developed in Diafine
Original B&W Image Scanned on Epson Perfection 4490
The whole process is relatively simple to do and just requires the use of multiple layers, and masking.  It's an easy process, over all, and one everyone should try as it gives a whole different feeling to the image instead of shooting it in colour from the start.

Like this look?  Want to try it yourself?  Go for it!  Get yourself a Film Camera from the Film Photography Project, or take your dad's old SLR, or even get one from a second hand-shop or a Pawn Shop.
 Pick up some B&W film, shoot it and get it developed at your local lab.  Don't have a local Dip & Dunk l ab for real B&W film?  That's okay, you can get some Colour Process B&W film which can be developed anywhere that develops 35mm colour print film.  Either scan it yourself, or have the lab scan it.

Import the image into CS5, or your favorite photo editor, and give it a try!

Until next time, keep those shutters firing!  

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