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Old 05-20-2005, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken Fournelle
Has anyone else worked with or seen any prints on a blue paper stock.
The blue color is a characteristic of the cyanotype process. You can see some prints here:
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Ms Bay
I scanned the picture which is about 1x1 1/2 (very small) at 300dpi. It was on what seems to be plain white paper, very old because it had discolored. It was probably a copy someone had made a long time ago because you can see the texture of the paper that seems to be the original. It is originally blue like the one you see here. I resized it to 4x6 when I got it into PS.
From what I understand from this, it seems that you scanned as is and then enlarged the digital image afterwards?

If this is the case, perhaps it is best if you scan the picture at 400% or you can go as high as 800% of the actual size. Then downscale it to your desired size.

Of course, this isn't a guarantee that you would have the details that aren't there to begin with. What we're avoiding is the "empty" pixels created from enlarging a digital image.
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:50 AM
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Thanks for the link to the cyanotype process. It surely seems the likely answer to my "blue print" photo I restored. It was just a snapshot of 3 brothers during WWII. It would be interesting to know why they got a cyanotype print. Amateur processing?

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Old 06-08-2005, 02:38 AM
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I had to give up my 'quest for details' for the dress in this picture .... Using Brightness&Contrast I came up with a kind of 'map' I could have tried to follow for ehnancing shadows/highlights ... but no real working detail ... (attachment 1)

What I did is 'borrowing' from dresses I found in pictures from our archive .... Not knowing if this coul be acceptable, I did a quick job ... should still be refined .... but, in attachment 2 you can see my result in the light cyan hue (from the original) and with a light sepia tone...

Hope this helps...
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