Toward Filmlike Layers


updating, continuing a prior post:

about photoshop pathway


a few more hours and I’ve gotten to a better place than last week. I can now reliably get a color of my choice… as well as working within Photoshop 6 as though it were sheets of film for an enlarger rather than paper for the press.


The one on the left mimics Kwik-Print from an old (1970) portfolio.

reason 4: delay

reason #4 for “it makes it art” is: delay – art takes longer. Film slows you down, so you do better work – making higher craft – result is better art.

EXCEPT: I take longer to process my digital files than I do my film. Most film is souped the day I shoot it — another reason I like 120 or sheet film. In an out fast.

look, shoot, soup, look … while my digital stuff can be in camera for a week before I upload, review, tag.

once again – taint the pencil that does the writing – not even an electric one.