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Old 01-10-2009, 09:36 PM
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sample 1 adjusted bw.jpg

sample 1 color.jpg

sample 1 screen shot.jpg

sample 1 adjusted.jpg

Try this technique, you should get something similar to it, each image is different so adjust accordingly.

First, what did I want to achieve.
- black and white
- metallic look
- sharp detail

How I did it:
- open image
- apply a curves adjustment layer (manual adjustment for less contrast)
- apply a high pass filter (layer style vivid light) opacity 65%
- apply a black and white adjustment layer
- smart sharpen to your taste
- final adjustments were
- image>adjustments>shadows and highlights
- in the adjustment window
- shadows 70% amount, 15 % tonal width, radius 30 px
- midtone contrast +30

In the slightly colored image I decreased the black and white adjustment layer to about 85%.

If anyone would like the PSD file let me know.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:40 AM
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Re: Black and White photo adjustments

thanks for sharing will give it a try
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:40 AM
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Re: Black and White photo adjustments

Neeper, welcome to Retouch Pro. Nice effect, thanks for sharing it.
Regards, Murray
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