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How much "off" is the color?

 
ncjohn
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May 12, 2012 15:58 |  #1

It's been a long time since I worked in a "wet" darkroom but I remember we had viewing filters for judging the color of a print. They came in primary colors and different "strengths" of each color. When you were trying to judge just how much "off" your print was, you'd hold up, say, a 5Magenta filter, or a 10yellow filter, in front of your print and see how it looked when viewed through the print. So the result was, when you found what filter made the print look the best, you could say that the print was off by 15 cyan (or whatever) then make that much of a correction in your printing.
So now I'm using PS Elements. When making test prints, I'm looking for a way to change the color of an image by a certain, known, repeatable amount, like 5magenta or 10yellow. I seem to remember seeing that, and it certainly seems like it would be do-able but I'm drawing a blank on it.
Does anybody know how to do that? (Or does everybody but me know how to do it?:))




  
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May 12, 2012 16:22 |  #2

I'm wondering if Adjustment Layer > Photo Filter might be what you're looking for. you can add various types of filters, or add a filter of a specific color, and change the density of the filter. Once you get the effect that you want you can copy that adjustment layer to other images if you want.

You can also add a new layer (pixel layer, not adjustment type), switch the blend mode to color, and fill that layer with the desired color and then adjust opacity.

Hope that gets you in the direction you want to go.


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May 12, 2012 16:26 as a reply to  @ Rimmer's post |  #3

Certainly looks like it should do the trick. I'll give it a try.
Thanks a lot.




  
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