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Albumen printing

The red-toned Victorian albumen print is present in most family photo albums, and is simple to re-create with an unusual edit.

1 Skin tone adjuster

The albumen effect is best created using Elements’ excellent skin tone adjuster. Drain the color away first using the Remove Color command, then launch the Adjust Color for Skin Tone dialog, as shown above.

2 Click into your image

Move the dialog so you can see the whole image and then float the cursor over your image. Click and watch it turn a warm orange color.

3 Modify the color and tones

There are three sliders in the dialog: Tan, which presents a color range from yellow to brown; Blush, which is a saturation-type tool; and Temperature, which provides either a warming or a cooling effect. The albumen effect was created with the mix above.

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