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Old 11-12-2009, 06:32 PM
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colour to black and white example

Just a quick offering of a b/w adjustment layer, a couple of curves layers and 1 pixel of noise painted back in at 50%. Any comments welcome.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:47 AM
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Re: colour to black and white example

sorry to ask but are you wanting people to try and do a different technique to yours? or is this just an example of what you did?
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:31 AM
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Re: colour to black and white example

er, it's entirely up to you what you do next (I'm sure that's how the forum works).
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:57 AM
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Re: colour to black and white example

This example was done with a black-black/white gradient map, noise removal, a bit of fine grain added back in.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:34 PM
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Re: colour to black and white example

here is an example of a black and white adjustment, added contrast, toned down eyes
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:47 PM
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Re: colour to black and white example

Thanks for responding, I like simple techniques that produce strong results although I don't really know anything about gradient maps that's a lovely skin texture. P3r10 you're probably right to tone down the eyes, I used a separate curves layer set to soft light to brighten them but then I like bright eyes!
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:16 AM
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Re: colour to black and white example

see black and white is purely about making sure you have "black" and not a greyscale version of black, as well as contrast. I didn't use a gradient as i found it to uneven across the entire image.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:15 PM
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Re: colour to black and white example

IMO, P3's version has got the best skin tone - being slightly darker it looks richer and stands out better against the bright sweater then Greyscale's (but there's too much detail loss in the sweater to my taste).

Everything else i like better in Grey's version (i like bright eyes to, and he's got better detail in the sweater, skin is slightly too hot though at least on the uncalibrated monitor @ my work).

MiningArt's got nice tone but the face doesn't have a snap like the other two version do.
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