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Palladium Presets #1
Paul Evans's picture
by Paul Evans
February 22, 2012 - 3:56pm

Hi Joseph
I've just read a good article on a photographer named Colin Holmes. He uses a Palladium technique/finish but in a darkroom.
Have you attempted to make a Palladium preset? I don't think I have missed it anywhere, but you never know. Do you have any knowledge of others in existence, I have had a reasonable search but to no avail.

Thank you.


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by PhotoJoseph
February 22, 2012 - 5:30pm


I have not made a “Palladium” preset, no. I confess I had to look it up in Wikipedia to recall just what it was…

“Platinum prints, also called platinotypes, are photographic prints made by a monochrome printing process that provides the greatest tonal range of any printing method using chemical development.

Platinum prints are made by photographers and favored by collectors because of their tonal range, the surface quality and their permanence. A platinum print provides a broad scale of tones from black to white. The platinum tones range from warm black, to reddish brown, to expanded mid-tone grays that are unobtainable in silver prints.”

I think that could be done using an existing preset that gets maximum tonal range (which I do feel I’ve achieved) and adding a duotone sepia hit to it, which I do have a little secret trick on that I haven’t yet revealed ;-) It’s more work than a straight preset, but well worth the effort.

I’m adding this to my to-do list. I like it. Thanks!

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by Paul Evans
February 22, 2012 - 6:32pm

Thanks Joseph
below is the link for the article that was published. It may interest you.


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