View Full Version : Toning and spotting - which first

Jim Graves
5-Oct-2007, 19:36
I'm about to make my first attempts at toning (Sepia and Selenium) ... my question: do you spot your print before toning or after? Will the spotted areas take up the tone evenly with the print or do you adjust your spotting to the new tone after it's applied? Thanks, Jim in Sacramento.

Brian Ellis
5-Oct-2007, 19:48
You spot after toning.

5-Oct-2007, 20:21
Tone, then mix spotting colors to match the tone.

domenico Foschi
5-Oct-2007, 22:11
What kind of sepia toner are you using?
If you are using a 2 bath toner, ferri and sodium sulfide, make sure to place a water bath between them. This prolongs the life of the toner.
If you are using warmtone paper I recommend you to immerse the sheet in a fix bath immediatly after the toning bath.
In the event you split tone the image and you don't fix it, the toning process will keep going until all the image is brown.