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Making a realistic old school high contrast Litho

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Old 01-10-2010, 06:55 PM
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Then Techni-X is, I believe what you want. I actually like using Mehdi's Fine Threshold filter (free too) since it does a cleaner job.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:22 PM
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Actually Joeven's recipe with a few little modifications I think will work a lot better than threshold. I know I can some close using either Nik, OnOne, or Exposure which I have.
But its not the same thing that some of us are used to from the stone age, yet the old look is really great for composites.

Here is what I came up with from Joe's recipe with out any modifications (yet). Not too bad! (first two pages in this link.)

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http://web.me.com/crabtreephoto/Orth...er_tech_2.html
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:24 PM
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Ikroll I am going to grab those items you mentioned also.

Did you have a link to those or did I miss it?

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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Ahh; you wanted an illustrative like look, more so then mine above. Easy to do using Mehdi's Finethreshold (done more then a few of these). Just run it with two different settings on two different layers and adjust the opacity to taste. Done. Anyway, Mehdi's Fine-threshold plugin link is below.

http://www.mehdiplugins.com/english/finethreshold.htm
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

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Chuck.... Love your splash page.
Thanks! I'm going to be 53 next month. Got hooked on litho in highschool after seeing a bunch of yearbook spreads done with it. Got on the yearbook and created my own lith spreads. Worked while in high school as a cameraman/stripper for a small offset printing place. Had to use a glass halftone screen as the camera was a plywood box with wax to hold the film. Later got a job in areospace making PMTs for folks to xerox photos as well as other stuff. Went through tons of LPD4 & kodalith making overheads for presentations - all computer done now. One place I worked, I used one of those huge template cameras, but the last process camera I used was much smaller. You can see a photo of it on my website on the about tab. I ended up dismantling it - hard to do, but we didn't use it any more. Threw away lots of halftone & tint screens. As far as the developer, I used to like the Naco (I think that's what it was called) A & B. It came as a liquid and lasted a long time. Used to order from Freestyle also. their cheap litho film was not the best. got some bad batches that I had a hard time getting good blacks. Yea, the younger folks don't really realize what they've missed buy just doing digital, but then after being on my feet for years in the dark room, I really don't miss it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:17 AM
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Lyle, I can't get the Techni-X to show up in my filters. I'm on a Mac, cs3. Tried all kinds of ways. Thanks.
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Not even sure that Cybia offers Techni-X for Macs and am not that familier with Macs either. Maybe someone here with a Mac can help. Hope you get your issue resolved Kiska.
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Cybia states that it is for Windows only, so we're out of luck on that one.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:09 AM
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Ah, well. Maybe Lyle's link is old.
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Re: Making a realistic old school high contrast Li

Not sure what website you are going to Kiska, but Cybia is the site that I'm referring too and I do not see a Mac version on their site. Hopefully this is not a malicious site that you are at.

http://www.cybia.co.uk/fotomatic.html
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