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Old 03-29-2002, 11:09 PM
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Converting from color to B&W

I know that this topic has been discussed multiple times, but here's yet another great technique for converting color to B&W. It's copyrighted by Russell Brown and fairly detailed, so I don't think I can just post the details here. But here is a link to a PDF file describing the technique. And if you have the time (and bandwidth?) the Quicktime movie is also worth watching. It's a fascinating technique using two Hue/Saturation adjustment layers.

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Old 03-29-2002, 11:52 PM
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Very cool...

Using the two Hue/Sat AL technique as a base, I tried sandwiching in a Color Balance adjustment layer and was able achieve some interesting (as in pleasing) results by adjusting the individual sliders.

Appreciate you posting this one.
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Old 03-30-2002, 10:14 AM
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Thanks Jeanie. I will definately save that one in my tutorial collections. Downloading the movie now.
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Old 03-30-2002, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the tip Jeanie. Now I know there are more ways than one to do something in Photoshop. That technique looks like it will give plenty of control...that's for sure. The site has earned a place on my favorites list. There are also quite a few other tutorials available, as well as quick time movies. Thanks again.

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Old 03-30-2002, 01:09 PM
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Danny, Glad the technique was helpful - and very cool that you've already expanded on it!

DJ, You might want to download some of the other movies as well. I agree with Ed - there is some cool stuff on that site!

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Old 03-30-2002, 01:36 PM
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Jeanie,
I definately bookmarked it for perusal after the holiday. I did look at some of the other tutorials they had and was pleased. It's definately a new site so I am going back for sure.
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Jeanie!! Thanks Mucho for sharing the patented “Russell Preston Brown Tonal Conversion Technique" -- it is a fascinating method that appears to give much more control than the methods I've read or tried before. I enjoy his movie presentation manner also

It's so simple AFTER he's show what to do -- I never would have thought of it on my own, but will definitely make use of it.

P.S. -- I've looked at several of his Quicktime movies on other topics - so far, each has shown me a method that I was unfamiliar with, and appears to be both practical and effective.

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Old 03-30-2002, 07:42 PM
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I've had a chance to download three quick time movies. The B&W conversion was great! I'd also recommend the "Dynamic lighting" movie. Thanks again for the link to a great site!

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Old 04-01-2002, 05:05 AM
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real b&w

You will have a perfect b&w image??
Download b&wpro from the imagingfactory. With this photoshop plug-in you can do all what you want with a image to convert it on a perfect way.
30 days full working version.....

www.theimagingfactory.com/
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Old 04-01-2002, 01:34 PM
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DG:

How about a review over in the software forum?
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