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p2Split Filter Printing

p2Split Filter Printing - 2-Expose a new test strip with...

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Split Filter Printing PGY 2404C Split filter printing is a technique used with variable contrast paper (also marketed under the names Multigrade, and Multicontrast). By exposing the separate layers of photo- sensitive emulsion independently of one another, you can expend or decrease the tonal range of your image. Begin with a properly exposed and developed negative. Depending on the density of the negative, and size of the enlargement, set your enlarging lens and timer (for ex. f/8 @ 5 sec.) 1-using a low contrast filter (a #1 or a #0) make a test strip in the area of the print that has a highlight where you want detail. You only want a hint of exposure in the brightest area. Process the paper test strip, examine your exposures.
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Unformatted text preview: 2-Expose a new test strip with the low contrast filter and exposure you have chosen. 3-Without moving the test strip, remove the low contrast filter and replace it with the high contrast filter (#5) and make a series of test exposures on the SAME piece of paper. Process the paper test strip. 4-When inspecting the new test strip, you can see that your highlights are not affected by the high contrast exposure. Look at your shadow areas and determine where you would like to have them “placed” in the tonal scale. You now have two exposure values associated with the different filters. 5-Make a final print using the separate filters and separate exposure times...
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