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Selenium-toning Van Dyke Brown prints

Hi everyone,

I would be interested in hearing from people who selenium-tone their VDB prints.

I was prepared to be disappointed when I tried it (based on Wynn White's article on Unblinkingeye and posts on APUG) but was actually quite pleased. I used a tiny amount of Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner (literally a few drops in a tray of water) and toned after fixing. The colour change began almost immediately and eliminated the somewhat sickly reddish-brown of the VDB, pushing it much closer to a warm gray-brown.

Based on what I had read, I was expecting a huge amount of image reduction, but I didn't see much at all.

Anyone else tone their VDBs in KRST?




Jordan Wosnick