White Balancing Artwork Reproduction in Photoshop CC

White Balancing Artwork Reproduction in Photoshop CC

Trying to photograph or duplicate someone’s artwork for reproduction can be tricky.  First there is presentation. Then there is even lighting.  There are also a number of post-production issues you have to figure into the mix before you are ready to print.  One...
Bugs, Cancer,  Renoir and Image Restoration:  part 3

Bugs, Cancer, Renoir and Image Restoration: part 3

In the first two parts of this blog thread we discussed a few basics about anthroquinone dyes.  We discovered that these organic dyes were used by many painters, especially some of the Impressionists, to produce bright red and blue colors.  Then we reviewed how two...
Bugs, Cancer,  Renoir and Image Restoration:  part 2

Bugs, Cancer, Renoir and Image Restoration: part 2

Last post I introduced a brief introduction to quinolone dyes.  Very quickly, they are organic dyes that were naturally occurring, the quinone structure absorbs and reflects light of varying wavelength (color), and the quinone structure shows a tendency to undergo a...
Bugs, Cancer,  Renoir and Image Restoration:  part 1

Bugs, Cancer, Renoir and Image Restoration: part 1

The complete story behind the newest technique for restoring old artwork A few weeks ago we ran across an article (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26024351) in the BBC news that was reporting on a presentation at the annual meeting of the American...