How to Colour a Photograph, Or, Lessons on the Harmony and Contrast of Colours: Principally in Their Application to Photography

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Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1859 - Electronic book - 64 pages

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Page 10 - In the fair type, the various hues are all of the same class ; and accordingly the harmonies of analogy predominate over the harmonies of contrast. In the dark type the reverse is the case : in fact, the black hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and eyes, contrast, in point of tone and colour, not only with the white of the skin, but also with the complexion, which in this type is redder or less rosy than in the blonde type...
Page 8 - ... which study and practice are requisite. They are at once less definite and less generally evident, but more delightful, — more frequent in nature, but rarer in common art, than the like relations of the secondaries and primaries ; and hence the painter and the poet afford us fewer illustrations of effects less commonly appreciated or understood.
Page 31 - The mode of producing this result is simple, and, when well done, presents somewhat the effect of enamelling on glass. It depends in the first instance, however, on the collodion film being permeable. This is sometimes the case in ordinary positives taken with a collodion the pyroxyline of which has been made at a high temperature, thus giving a powdery film. This permeable film, however, is much best obtained by the " Alabastrine process," and the best specimens we have seen of the noninverted coloured...
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Page 16 - March 18, 1912, is one of the most important and at the same time, 'least appreciated factors for good at the command of our Member Companies.
Page 12 - ... the dominant tint of a complexion ought to be exalted, or diminished, or wholly neutralised. And if he choose to weaken it, he must judge also whether this will be best done by using a drapery of the same colour as the complexion, but of a deeper tone ; or whether he should oppose to the complexion a drapery of its complementary colour, taken at a sufficiently high tone, so as to produce the effect of weakening at once by a contrast of colour and a contrast of tone. Colour is so beautiful an...
Page 31 - and the best specimens we have seen of the non-inverted coloured positives have been produced by it. The picture having been varnished and coloured — and, if necessary, varnished and coloured again (a little extra care being used to obtain brilliancy in the carnations) — is to be varnished once more with a 'penetrating varnish...
Page 9 - Avoid the chalk, the brick-dust, and the charcoal, and think on a pearl and a ripe peach.
Page 10 - Blue eyes are really the only parts of the fair type which form a contrast of colour with the whole; for the red parts produce, with the rest...

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