This book provides photographers of all skill levels with a concise step-by-step guide to combining analog and digital tools with the goal of making silver gelatin prints in the traditional darkroom. It offers the most comprehensive treatment of lith printing published in many years, focusing on materials which are currently available.
Key topics include traditional silver gelatin printing, direct and second-pass lith printing, film to digital image conversion, bleaching, toning and other post-production practices. Readers will learn how to use specific Photoshop tools to carry out the time-honored techniques of overall tonal control, contrast, and burning and dodging. This also features Photoshop basics for black and white, image shaping in Photoshop, and digital negative creation. Through exploring these skills, readers will gain an understanding of how to prepare images and create negatives that can be used in other historical processes including cyanotype, platinum/palladium, and many others.
Author Douglas Ethridge details a systematic approach to combining analog and digital working methods, making the text ideal for both digital photographers looking to creatively edit their images with traditional darkroom aesthetics, and film photographers looking to incorporate digital capabilities into their practice