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Old 11-09-2006, 09:34 AM
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Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

Kodak discontinued it's Tech Pan film in 2004 and apparently it's impossible to reproduce the effect of the film in PS when working with RAW image captures.

Tech Pan description (from wikipedia):
Tech Pan was capable of recording extremely fine detail, and its sensitivity curve extended much further into the red than that of most films. The film was popular with photographers in the art and fashion industries for its extremely high-contrast results when up-rated and processed in an abrasive, high-strength developer.

Does anyone know how to reproduce the Tech Pan effects from a digital raw image? Here is a great example of the type of result I'm looking for.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=145417

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Old 11-09-2006, 10:04 AM
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:40 AM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

Thanks for catching that. I've reposted it here.
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/954/rudyqx4.jpg
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:06 AM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

if you have a similar photo in very hard light you can convert the image to B&W using the channel mixer. In the channel mixer set it to monochrome and then slide the blue channel to somewhere between +160 or more and take out -30 from the other two channels just make sure it all equals 100 between the three channels.
Then use the photo filter and use a warming filter to get the tone right. You will get very close.

The blue channel will bring out all that skin texture like the photo you posted.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:32 AM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

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Thanks for catching that. I've reposted it here.
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/954/rudyqx4.jpg
just keep in mind that that is a toned print. I used to use tech pan film exclusively in school, loved the fine grain
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:35 PM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

That sample photo reminds me of the platinum prints I've seen done from many years ago.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:33 PM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

Thanks everyone for the help. Very much appreciated as always. Have a great weekend.
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:49 PM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

Been trying for a few hours to achieve the attached B&W result from the attached shot I took yesterday, but not making much progress. Attaching a jpg version of my original. I used a #47 dark blue filter, which I know was also used on the attached B&W shot. Here are some tips from the photographer who shot the B&W.

"This is shot on film Tech Pan from Kodak a 25 ASA processed continuous tone ..To get the texture on his face I used a #47 dark blue filter...Great effect on rugged faces...or extremly beautiful Skin on Woman with no make up, and blue eyes a plus..this filter has the tendency to make the subject look more mature very interesting for nude shot , because the darkening of the skin...you just need to negotiate the contrast very well."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:01 PM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

you talked about #47blue? I've looked on some of my pictures in colour and checked out the channels palett...if you solo the blue channels you much of the darker detals to work on...maybe you can work from there?


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Old 11-12-2006, 06:37 PM
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Re: Tech Pan film effect in Photoshop

So you took a digital photo with a blue filter? thats not going to work. Your going to have to use the channel mixer to mimic the blue filter after you have taken a similar photo. Do you have the same photo in color without the blue filter tthat you can post.
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