Re: Name of Mark Nelson's book

From: Alex Swain ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/25/04-01:50:55 PM Z
Message-id: <7d43074e0410251250745d1241@mail.gmail.com>

I think thats really cool..I'll definitely have to try it..I've been
scanning negatives and transparencies for years and have learned all
about icc/icm.it8 targets, profiles/calibration,etc, 8/16/32/48/64
(!) bpps, etc and i've been using photoshop probably over ten years so
maybe I'll be able to get into this relatively quickly.

Its a great idea- I can't believe I never even considered the
possibilities of that.

I wonder how cool it would look to scan only the I channel (infrared)
on my 8000 and make a print out of that? hmmm! :)

On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 22:04:05 -0400, Jeff Dilcher
<dilcher@hiddenworld.net> wrote:
> Well, the digital negative books assumes that you know how to create
> a good computer image file, from which you would like to create a negative.
>
> You can work through his book, and get the calibration down, but you
> are eventually going to have to figure out photoshop skills.
>
> I am afraid that any book will probably give you a lot of stuff about
> photoshop that is not applicable to what you are probably trying to
> achieve- at least that has been my experience.
>
> You should learn how to get really good scans of your negatives (or photos),
> that retain all the shadow detail, and highlight detail.
>
> Learn the difference between 8 bit and 16 bit scanning (and editing), and
> why you want 16 bit (or maybe 48bit, if scanning mono as color).
>
> I am assuming that you want to do monochromatic prints, so learn all the
> tricks and tips about adjusting contrast, using the levels and curve tools,
> as well as perhaps some tools to assist with spotting your images. Learn
> how to sharpen properly. If you have Photoshop CS, Mark's book includes
> info on sharpening that I think applies only to CS.
>
> These are the main bullet points of the photoshop skills you
> will probably need to work on at the onset.
>
> Scanning and image editing is somewhat of
> an art form, so don't be discouraged if you first results aren't perfect!
>
> Hope that helps a bit...
>
> Jeff
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 10:33:59PM -0700, Ehud Yaniv wrote:
> > Precision Digital Negatives.
> >
> > His site is http://www.precisiondigitalnegatives.com/.
> >
> > Good book from what I know. I have only read part of it which is why I am
> > asking my question.
> >
> > Oody
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mike Frankel [mailto:silkini@uneedspeed.net]
> > Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 10:29 PM
> > To: Alt-Photo-Process-L
> > Subject: Name of Mark Nelson's book
> >
> >
> > Sorry if this has been covered but what is the name of Mark Nelson's
> > book that is referred to below?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Mike Frankel
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have finally bought all the parts to make digital negatives. I have a
> > shiny new Nikon Coolscan V ED film scanner, an Epson 1280 printer, Photoshop
> > CS, an new Wacom tablet, and 512 mb. of additional ram. I even have Mark
> > Nelson's book.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>

-- 
Cheers,
Alex Swain (fo)
http://www.zoom.sh
Received on Mon Oct 25 13:51:07 2004

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