I never wrote anything on masking. I had some photographs with unsharp masks in one of their print sale offers. I used the masks to hold the highlights so I could bring out the midtone contrast by printing on a higher paper grade. The sharpening effect was an added bonus.
Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
How the mask changed the way the photograph looked can be graphed. The reproduction curve shows the difference between printing the same negative on a grade 2 and the negative with a mask printed on grade 3. I reduced the luminance range in Quad 1 to mimic the effects of the mask on the negative density range.
Reproduction curve - Grade 2 and 3.jpg
Last edited by Stephen Benskin; 04-20-2013 at 11:07 PM. Click to view previous post history.