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    Ugly Lincoln

    I thought this was a pretty entertaining article, so figured I'd share.

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    Thank you for sharing this. A notable discovery.
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    Re: Ugly Lincoln

    Article? Where?

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    Re: Ugly Lincoln

    The word "this" in the original post is a link, Andrew. Not easy to see with the link color and the default color scheme.

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    Re: Ugly Lincoln

    Yes, very hard to see. Thanks.

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    Fascinating... I had no idea that they had Photoshop back then!

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    Re: Ugly Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Fascinating... I had no idea that they had Photoshop back then!
    It was an early version. But seriously, how did they do it? Masking? Cutting negs apart?

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    Some prints were made by piecing bits of print together and shooting a master negative of that. Skillful assembly of the original composite and retouching the master negative finished the tedious process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rael View Post
    It was an early version. But seriously, how did they do it? Masking? Cutting negs apart?
    Most likely, piecing together negatives and a lot of pencil retouching. It was a fairly well-known practice at the time. Read up on Oscar Rejlander, he used thirty-some negatives pieced together for his 1857 work, The two Ways of Life".
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    Re: Ugly Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    Some prints were made by piecing bits of print together and shooting a master negative of that. Skillful assembly of the original composite and retouching the master negative finished the tedious process.
    I actually did that myself when I was about 15. For some reason I assumed it would be more involved with what I assumed was probably glass negatives. I put mine and my friend's face over kirk and spock in a star trek bridge portrait. It came out pretty good. I was a geek..

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