sepia tone using colour paper/ B&W neg

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  1. bogeyes

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    What filters are used to create a sepia toned look when using a colour head with a B&W neg? Can other tones be simulated ie, copper, blue, green etc. I intend to use some out of date fuji crystal archive paper processed in RA4 chemicals.
     
  2. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    Yes, you can simluate all sorts of tone on colour paper. I've only done it with BW400CN (chromogenic B&W film), but basically, you make a test print, and then use the normal colour balance procedure to find the appropriate tone on your RA-4 paper: more green = remove magenta, more red = remove M+Y, etc.

    Sepia is a slightly red colour shift. B&W negatives may be harder to balance, because they do not have the orange correction layer, though.
     
  3. Ian Grant

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    Bogeyes, Hedgecoe has examples of how to do this in his Darkroom Handbook
    and I think also in "Advanced Photography"

    I'm sure they were also published in the US/Canada as well, because all the spellings are wrong so as not to confuse americans :smile:

    Ian