Darryl C. Nicholas
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Digital Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

In the old days, in a wet darkroom, we frequently sepia toned our black and white prints. The real goal of sepia toning a print was to alter the chemicals in the emulsion to improve the life of the image. But, of course, many folks simply liked the look...

Digital Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

You may not think of Photoshop as being a flat-bed scanner tool, but it's way ahead of whatever is in second place. Recently we had a customer who wanted a whole shoebox of family snapshots scanned and converted to digital files. This could have been a very time-consuming job if it were not for Photoshop CS and the delightful way it works with all flat-bed scanners.
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Digital Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

For those of you who do pro or semi-pro shooting, you probably already know about package printing. It's when you send a negative to a lab and ask them to make up an order from it that would be something like (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s, (2)...

Software & Computers
Darryl C. Nicholas Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

To work along you can right click on the image below, and Save Picture As...

Digital Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

If you photograph outdoors in daylight you're going to have minor exposure problems. You simply can't control the light as much as you might like, or need.

Our example is typical. The red barn is exposed correctly, but the grass is "hot" and the sky is washed out. Here is how you can correct these two little faults:
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Digital Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas Jul 12, 2006 Published: Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

I'm sure you all know how to do cloning with the Rubber Stamp tool in Photoshop. The tool picks up color from one place and lays it down in another place. It's a great tool for a lot of restoration repair jobs. However, when you have a restoration repair job that involves repairing areas of the picture that has a lot of straight lines, the Rubber Stamp tool...

Features
Darryl C. Nicholas Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

As you get older your memory
tends to become a bit fuzzy. I only vaguely remember some of the earlier
events and people of the past century. So, please excuse me if I leave
your favorite one out of this review.I'm...

The Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Good optical alignment is
extremely important. If your enlarger is not in proper alignment, you
will not be able to produce prints that are sharply focused. Of course,
if most of your printing is done with a soft-focus diffuser, maybe it
doesn...

The Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas Nov 01, 2004 1 comments

A few months ago I showed you how to create a background for a portrait by using the Adobe Gradient tool. That tool produced a nice, smooth, gradated background as though the photographer had put a small hot spotlight on a smooth background. In this article I will show you how to create a mottled background similar to the painted canvas backgrounds that are so popular among...

The Darkroom
Darryl C. Nicholas May 01, 2003 1 comments

The Darkroom

I love digital cameras. However, they all have one serious problem. They tend to block up the shadow tones. That is, they have a short dynamic density range, compared to film. If you use very flat lighting you get...