DIGITAL - HAND-COLORING
PanPastel works well on digital (ink-jet &
laser) papers, so it is the perfect medium to
hand-color digital prints and photographs.
The ability to apply controlled transparent
layers of color allows the print underneath to
Dianne Poinski “Illuminated“
PanPastel Hand-Colored Ink-Jet Photographic Print
PanPastel has made it possible for me
to continue to hand-color my digital
photographs. I was thrilled when I
discovered the ease and convenience of
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any image to black and white using
Photoshop or similar photo editing software.
2 Print image on good quality ink-jet paper (non-glossy).
a Sofft Tool e.g. Applicator (63070), apply
PanPastel color lightly to image, building up
TIP Apply thin transparent
layers. Before applying
remove any excess color
from the applicator on a dry
I first began using PanPastel shortly after
I started shooting with a digital camera.
For years I printed fiber based prints in
the darkroom and used photo oil paints
on these prints. Since I was now printing
pigment prints on cotton rag paper, using oil
paints was no longer an option.
Other methods I had seen of coloring
digital prints with pastels did not have the
same translucent quality that the oil paints
possessed. It was this quality that I was
not willing to give up and PanPastel was