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The Simulation of the Dye-Transfer Process

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My inspiration for this was born years ago upon seeing photographs by William Eggleston and Eliot Porter. They used the dye transfer process to produce stunning color photographs. The dye transfer process essentially takes three black and white photographs simultaneously using red, green, and blue filters. These negatives are then registered and combined to produce a color photograph.

My intent was to simulate that process through the use of Ps instead. I lacked a blue filter, it's on order and expected to arrive Nov. 24. So, as a proof of concept, I used photographs I'd taken with digital cameras. So, after researching the nuances of the Channels Layer it was time to give this a try. It would seem the secret to the process was not opening photographs in Ps but instead creating a photograph using the color channels instead.

I used minimal processing, entirely done in ACR to produce as close to a properly exposed photograph as I could. That "SOOC" photograph would be the basis for any further process related work.

I used a color to black and white conversion process that would produce a photograph as if it were taken through a colored filter. This conversion was done three times to simulate the use of the red, green, and blue filters. Instead of opening the photographs conventionally, I copied each to its respective color channel of a New photograph created in Ps. Thus producing a color image. The results are interesting enough to pursue this further.

I'm hoping for similar results when using film and filters. Stay tuned.
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Post by minniev »

This is fascinating. I had no idea such a thing could be done. I look forward to seeing more about this.
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Way above my pay grade Bob, but vert enlightening..

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Post by rmalarz »

Thank you, Minnie. It was something I had been aware of after seeing the works of Eggleston and Porter. The equipment isn't even available today, as far as I know. I've migrated to using black and white film to do this and it has presented a number of additional challenges. Thanks again.
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Thank you very much, Psjunkie. This process does present some unique challenges. I appreciate you looking in and commenting.
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Post by uuglypher »

rmalarz wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:14 pm
My inspiration for this was born years ago upon seeing photographs by William Eggleston and Eliot Porter. They used the dye transfer process to produce stunning color photographs. The dye transfer process essentially takes three black and white photographs simultaneously using red, green, and blue filters. These negatives are then registered and combined to produce a color photograph.

My intent was to simulate that process through the use of Ps instead. I lacked a blue filter, it's on order and expected to arrive Nov. 24. So, as a proof of concept, I used photographs I'd taken with digital cameras. So, after researching the nuances of the Channels Layer it was time to give this a try. It would seem the secret to the process was not opening photographs in Ps but instead creating a photograph using the color channels instead.

I used minimal processing, entirely done in ACR to produce as close to a properly exposed photograph as I could. That "SOOC" photograph would be the basis for any further process related work.

I used a color to black and white conversion process that would produce a photograph as if it were taken through a colored filter. This conversion was done three times to simulate the use of the red, green, and blue filters. Instead of opening the photographs conventionally, I copied each to its respective color channel of a New photograph created in Ps. Thus producing a color image. The results are interesting enough to pursue this further.

I'm hoping for similar results when using film and filters. Stay tuned.
--Bob
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Post by uuglypher »

Well, since my pigeon-Russian accented gibberish was placed with Bob Malarz’s post- I’ll ask here: what happened to the two posts in Russian from TOP-1- Coers that were posted in pM and then were apparently removed/taken down. It could have been useful for someone literate in Russian- like Bob Malarz- to have read them. If, in fact, someone else was able to translate them, howzabout letting the rest of us in on what it was all about?
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