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The right way to "fashion desaturate"

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Old 01-17-2010, 01:13 PM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

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And going back to what some meant by desaturation, here's an example of why an image should never be desaturated for achieving a proper black and white conversion. As you can see, desaturating different pure colors will turn them all the same shade of grey. With a black and white adjustment layer you have control over the value that will adopt each hue.
Flexmanta,
I am a bit confused here just need a bit more information.
Are you saying for fashion desaturated, I should add a B&W layer in CS4 and then lower the opacity until I get most of the color back?

Thank You again
Hadi
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:13 PM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

No no. Two different topics being treated here.

Fashion whitening:
Turn red channel into a selection, fill it with white on a new layer, adjust opacity.

Black and white conversion:
Do not just desaturate, use a black and white adjustment layer instead. Reason and difference explained by the captures attached on my previous post.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:10 PM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

i'd love to get more tools/tricks to get some proper whites on pictures.
specially for architectural/backgrounds.

so far i use a lot of calculations :p
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:52 PM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

Stay tuned http://lidophotography.blogspot.com/...of-toning.html

hope it helps
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:21 AM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

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No no. Two different topics being treated here.

Fashion whitening:
Turn red channel into a selection, fill it with white on a new layer, adjust opacity.

Black and white conversion:
Do not just desaturate, use a black and white adjustment layer instead. Reason and difference explained by the captures attached on my previous post.
The guy want to know how to do this kind of things: http://SaschaHuettenhain.deviantart....e-III-85629893
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:02 AM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

Our tutorial here is called Selective Desaturation

http://lidophotography.blogspot.com/...aturation.html

try it out. Leave a comment if it helps

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Old 01-23-2010, 06:06 AM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

I like that technique, sid v. For one second i though it was about THAT other selective desaturation, which should be banned in my opinion. Yeah, that one that has been used on scenes like wine being poored in a nice glass. Everything is grey and the wine is red. And people go, ooooh, i like that. And now you see it EVERYf-ingWHERE! Haha..

Thanks man
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:10 AM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

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I like that technique, sid v. For one second i though it was about THAT other selective desaturation, which should be banned in my opinion. Yeah, that one that has been used on scenes like wine being poored in a nice glass. Everything is grey and the wine is red. And people go, ooooh, i like that. And now you see it EVERYf-ingWHERE! Haha..

Thanks man
HAha... that silly desaturation technique... Also used in wedding photography, when all is desaturated but the flowers! LOL!!!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:59 PM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

Try copying your retouched image to a new layer and applying a gradient map (Image -> Gradient map). Then set the blend mode to overlay, soft light or hardlight (as you like) and adjust the overall opacity or use a layer mask for partial adjustments. That's it.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:17 AM
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Re: The right way to "fashion desaturate"

Dear Lord, Limelight. I just tried that and it's fantastic.
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