Re: Re: Faux pyro for Epson 1280

From: Silver Plated ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/28/04-01:59:24 PM Z
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The Help phrase you need to look for is Action. Actions can be created to automate sequetial user interactions with PS so that they be executed with a single key press.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Apr 28, 2004 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Faux pyro for Epson 1280

How do you do all the steps in one push of a button? I have looked all through the books and can't find anything about a "script". What does Photoshop call this so I can look it up?

> From: Clay Harmon <>
> Date: 2004/04/26 Mon PM 05:05:47 GMT
> To:
> Subject: Re: Faux pyro for Epson 1280
> Sandy:
> I have been using this method with great success for several months.
> First, my two-cent theory on why this is working so well on the 1280: I
> noticed after making a boatload of negatives that this color scheme
> drains the color inks from the cartridge at nearly identical rates.
> This is in contrast to the orange colorization method, which, of
> course, uses the yellow and magenta colors disproportionately. Could
> it be the fact that the ALL the heads/nozzles/jets are laying down ink
> that I am getting the smoother highlight gradation versus the orange
> spectral density negatives?
> In regard to the 8 bit vs 16 bit question, I do all my editing AND do
> the contrast adjustment curve in 16-bit mode, and then switch to 8-bit
> mode for the last indexed color step. I have tried 'curving' my image
> in 8bit mode, and the results are much less satisfactory when I move on
> to the color indexing step. So I would recommend a slight deviation
> from Keith's instructions and make sure and apply the curve in 16bit
> mode, and only convert to 8bit right before you do the color indexing
> step. I have created a photoshop action that does all these steps with
> a single button push, so the whole thing is basically brainless at this
> point.
> I HIGHLY encourage anyone with a 1280 to try this method. IME, it is
> bomb-proof.
> Clay
> On Apr 26, 2004, at 11:20 AM, Sandy King wrote:
> > Don,
> >
> > Thanks for posting the link to Keith Schreiber's site.
> >
> > I have a question and wonder if Kerik or anyone else who makes
> > negatives this way might address. Most everyone indicates that there
> > are considerably benefits from starting with a 16-bit file and keeping
> > it in 16-bit all the way through printing. But Keith's method appears
> > to require conversion of the 16-bit file to 8-bit for color indexing.
> > Is there something unique about color indexing that reduces or
> > eliminates the disadvantages that normally ensue from conversion of
> > files from 16-bit to 8-bit?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> Since last week's e-mails covering Keith Schreiber's colorization
> >> method for
> >> ink jet negatives I have discovered that Keith has now updated his
> >> web site
> >> with an illustrated explanation of his inkjet negative workflow.
> >>
> >> Visit Keith's website and get the details.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Don Bryant
> >
Received on Wed Apr 28 19:14:52 2004

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