Old botanical illustration engraving of Bluebell, Blue-bell / Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Traditional medicinal herbal plant. See Notes
Contributor:Marcus Harrison - botanicals / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:114.8 MB (2 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5189 x 7732 px | 43.9 x 65.5 cm | 17.3 x 25.8 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:14 December 2020
Source is Liverpool Flora . See details @ very bottom of page. - I think this pic is probably best viewed as an intermediate process rather than as presented, though could be. Let me explain my thinking... - Original book pages are unevenly foxed (yellowed) and stained so have been desaturated, and the levels pushed to get a semblance of lightness, but patina/texture of paper pulp grains are just visible in off-white areas, and there may be faintest traces of print-through. However, the ugliest of stains & foxing are removed, but stray ink dots may exist. This provides 3 user options: - (1) Use image with a yellow-orange tint to make a more controlled 'faux' old page, using levels to introduce more of behind the scenes print-through if desired. (Option 2) Flood fill outer area with 100% white, but keep pulp patina in leaf/flower area to give separation from pure white outer area. (Option 3) Turn into a full 2-colour HC B&W stencil-like image tweaking white/black threshold levels. - Line illustration sourced from 'The Flora of the Liverpool District' - Edited by Conrad Theodore Green [1863-1940] and illustrated by Emily Margaret Wood [1865-1907], so believed to be out of copyright. Published in 1902 by D. Marples & Co., Liverpool.