Step 13: Colour negatives

Picture of Colour negatives
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This specific negative is 15 years old. The colours have been preserved.

Camera settings

Essentially the procedure is the same as for B/W.
The negative was photographed  using  a slide projector  at  a speed of 1/200 sec.
 The camera was set for  tungsten illumination.


1. The initial shot needed cropping and rotating .
2. Then the colour scheme was inverted.
3. The challenge here is  to balance the colours and tones. I prefer to work by adjusting the tone levels for each colour separately and then make overall adjustments of the whole colour scheme. I avoid using the  brightness/contrast tool.
4. The next step is to control the colour hue/saturation in order to obtain a natural colour scheme. As a rule, the blue colour will need desaturation.