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    Adding effects during print process

    A very long while ago, I read something about people that use certain fluids to achieve certain effects in their prints. One example was to add coffee to one of the baths (developer/fixer/stop bath? probably not the developer) to get this Sepia toned print.

    I was wondering if you every heard of this, if so, what do you add to a bath to get this special effect?

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    Weak tea was often used, coffee would need to be extremely weak - you do it after fixing and washing. It needs care to make sure it's not uneven.

    This way you can imitate the ivory cloured base of older discontinued papers. Works best with a warmtoned or slightly sepai toned image.

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    Careful, guys... too much manipulation and you'll be tempted to the dark side of (*gasp*) digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    Careful, guys... too much manipulation and you'll be tempted to the dark side of (*gasp*) digital.
    Been there for many years Just prefer the right side

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    Shhh.... must keep that kind of talk to a whisper... there are analog ears here.

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    Another method is to flash your print while in the developer to get the Sabattier effect. This can be quite spectacular, especially in color. There are at least 3 text books on this subject, one published by EK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Another method is to flash your print while in the developer to get the Sabattier effect. This can be quite spectacular, especially in color. There are at least 3 text books on this subject, one published by EK.

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    Interesting, I've never heard of this before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Another method is to flash your print while in the developer to get the Sabattier effect. This can be quite spectacular, especially in color. There are at least 3 text books on this subject, one published by EK.

    PE
    By any chance, do you know the name of the book published by EK? This sounds pretty cool. I might want to give it a try some time
    "I have captured the light and arrested its flight! The sun itself shall draw my pictures!"

    -Louis Daguerre, 1839-

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    You can also use a small LED flashlight around the outer edges of the print while it's in the developer.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails img317boat sm-2.jpg  

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    It is "Creative Darkroom Techniques".

    Here is an example of cross processing and Sabattier effect combined.

    The left picture is the print from cross processed EPP and the right picture is a print that has been flashed in the color developer.

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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails flower trio 1.jpg   flower trio 2.jpg  

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