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Selenium Toning

Sep 18, 2011, 18:37
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Selenium Toning
I used CS2 for a while as my son had it for his business needs. In it PS had presets for selenium tones and there was one that used a purple in the quad set and after some minor tweaking by me really had that rich selenium tone to it. The purple made the blacks very dense and the mid tones very rich looking.
I don't have the combination of the quad set I was using but is it possible to use Gimp to accomplish the same task? PS CS2 used curves to adjust each color separately so the person using the quad could adjust it to their own tastes. I used to have the purple very subtle, at least to my eyes, which left the image very rich looking. Any help will be most appreciated, thank you.

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Sep 18, 2011, 19:48
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RE: Selenium Toning
Thank you for responding. I just downloaded Gimp about two hours ago and know absolutely nothing about it. The thing that drew me to it was that it was similar to PS. In PS they had presets for toning does Gimp have these or are they available and if so where? Do the PS plug-ins all work with Gimp as it was programmed as a clone to PS and would you be so kind as to direct me to a site that has these plug-ins, please? Thank you for your kindness and help, I do appreciate it very much.

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Sep 18, 2011, 23:54
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RE: Selenium Toning
The plugins didn't come through with the body of your message. Would you please send the addy for the plugins. Thank you.

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Sep 19, 2011, 14:45
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RE: Selenium Toning
I do not know about selenium tones, but a little googling found this link with the following excerpt.

http://gimpguru.org/tutorials/sepiatoning2/

....Grayscale image after sepia tone plus layer mask. Layer mask is the grayscale image.This takes the strong edge off of the toning and gives it a sort of selenium-toned look....

Maybe the instructions will give you a leg-up.

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Sep 20, 2011, 09:35 (This post was last modified: Sep 20, 2011 09:36 by paynekj.)
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RE: Selenium Toning
(Sep 19, 2011 14:45)diginin Wrote:  I do not know about selenium tones, but a little googling found this link with the following excerpt.

http://gimpguru.org/tutorials/sepiatoning2/

That's disappointing, GIMP Guru used to have examples of his Sample toning technique but they're missing from the current page: http://gimpguru.org/tutorials/sampletoning/

All is not lost though. The Internet Way Back Machine still has the original page:
http://web.archive.org/web/2006042022150...pleToning/

Please ask if you need any help understanding the method.
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Sep 20, 2011, 16:15
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RE: Selenium Toning
Thank you very much. I think I might be able to work this enough to get close to what I had before. Once again, thank you for your kindness.

Tim



(Sep 20, 2011 09:35)paynekj Wrote:  
(Sep 19, 2011 14:45)diginin Wrote:  I do not know about selenium tones, but a little googling found this link with the following excerpt.

http://gimpguru.org/tutorials/sepiatoning2/

That's disappointing, GIMP Guru used to have examples of his Sample toning technique but they're missing from the current page: http://gimpguru.org/tutorials/sampletoning/

All is not lost though. The Internet Way Back Machine still has the original page:
http://web.archive.org/web/2006042022150...pleToning/

Please ask if you need any help understanding the method.
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