Tinted Art Prints

Photographers are a little like magicians, they do amazing things to transform what you’re seeing, but they do it in such a way that you might not realise what’s happening. As with every other element of photography, the tinting process has changed over time. In the beginning, the most basic way to tint a photograph was by creating a print and then covering it with a colour wash. A thin layer of paint or ink could turn a black and white image into a black and red image fairly quickly. The problem with this method is that it can mute the blacks and destroy the details.

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Photographers are a little like magicians, they do amazing things to transform what you’re seeing, but they do it in such a way that you might not realise what’s happening. Just about every photographer digitally or chemically alters their images in some way to give it a look and feel that they are going for. Photography is so much more than pointing and clicking when it comes to the highest levels of the artform. One way that photographs alter their originally captured images is by tinting them. This word refers to altering the colour of the overall image. It was done in some ways. If you see an image that has one colour that unnaturally dominates the picture, then it’s probably tinted.

That’s the surface level, but let’s dig deeper.


How Tinted Prints are Created

As with every other element of photography, the tinting process has changed over time. In the beginning, the most basic way to tint a photograph was by creating a print and then covering it with a colour wash. A thin layer of paint or ink could turn a black and white image into a black and red image fairly quickly. The problem with this method is that it can mute the blacks and destroy the details. This is why photographers started tinting by printing images on coloured paper instead of using plain white paper. The issue with this method was that it wasn’t always easy to create printable paper in all of the colours you might want. This is why computers are used for tinting images today. Programs like photoshop can instantly tint a photo any colour imaginable, and if the photographer changes their mind, then alterations can be made with the click of a button. It’s just one more way that the computer age has transformed photography.


Why Tinted Prints Are Made

Photography is an art, and art is often about making people feel a certain way. One of the best ways to alter the mood of an image is by changing its colour. If something is red, it will feel hot, passionate, and energetic. If you take the same image and give it a blue tint instead then suddenly it will feel cool, calm, and even laid back. There are also cases where photographs are not meant to stand on their own. Maybe an image is going to be hung up in a house or printed in a magazine, in both cases the photo should match or complement the elements surrounding it. Tinting an image can be a quick and easy way to ensure that a photo print will fit in with its intended environment. So if you want to be sure that the photography you buy fits in with the colour scheme of your home then maybe you should consider a tinted print.


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