Digital Lith Tutorials – Image Adjustments

In this episode of the the tutorial series we are going to cover the image adjustments part of the parameter panel. Digital Lith is an iterative process and also a process with quite a bit of locality. This means that the area around the pixel influences its next value. For this reason the image size is an important factor. It is a difference if you lith first and then scale or if you scale first and then lith. And that also means that you should keep the pursued image size in mind. If you do want to lith the image for different sizes you do not want to provide the source in different sizes. Digital Lith can do that for you with the image adjustments.

Here you can scale the image before it gets through the process. And you are also able to put a border around it which is then also being lithed along with the image. If your very highlights in the coloring turn out to be too light you can adjust the lightness parameter. 100 means bright white where 0 means black. Keep in mind that even if you set the border to be white, it will take the color of the brightest highlights of the coloring.

If you change the image adjustments the preview development is gone since the preview image is going to change as it is scaled from the adjustment settings.

Below you can see an example of image scaling before and after processing with Digital Lith. The one on the left is being processed in high resolution and then scaled down to 1500 pixels at the long edge. The one on the right is scaled down to 1500 and then processed. For the other parameters: Reset the parameters, apply the coloring preset, go with development time of 85, dilution of 30 and grain of 0.3.

Lith then Scale

Scale then Lith

OK, now let’s go on to the next episode which handles digital lith secret session files: Click!