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Re: can't get green tone in gum--help please

First, I'd withhold judgment until the magenta is applied. I am consistently being fooled by greens that don't look to be there, but are.

still no green?  I would add another yellow layer, and another

And if all else fails, and you really need that green, there is always the "spot channel" option:  make a digital negative that masks everything but green and use it with a green pigment.

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Charles Ryberg <cryberg@comcast.net> wrote:
      Folks,  I've made one nice tri-color gum (many months ago) and thrown away scores.  The image I'm trying to print is a café scene with green only in the tablecloth.  The rest of the image is warm--mostly pale cream yellows and red brick.  There is a woman in a blue dress walking away from the camera.  I like the image.  My first coat is Daniel Smith French Ultramarine.  The second is Daniel Smith Hansa Yellow Medium.  I have not yet done the Magenta.  The overall cast of the image is clearly cyan though there is yellow too.  But no green.  When it dries, I'll do the magenta, but I just can't see the image working without that small green cloth.  Any advice?