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Visual Alchemy: The Fine Art of Digital Montage by Catherine McIntyre

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INVERSIONS

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This avenue of experimentation will come very naturally to anyone who has worked and played in a darkroom. Traditional photographic practice will clearly make one highly conscious of the interplay of positive and negative. There is a great deal of expressive possibility in exploring different forms of inversions.

Color and tone inversions

Inversion can be of color, or of tone, or both. Command-I will invert the whole of the selection, both its color and its tone. You can then fade this inversion by choosing Fade > Invert from the Edit menu to give you many more options.

Incantation, 1998. This is an example of inverting just the hues ...

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