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Old 08-01-2010, 01:47 AM
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Question black & white milk

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i liked some black & white and the white seems just like milk

well i tried to shoot milk with a gray card ,and with photoshop eyedropper tool to sample the white of the milk

after to do a black and white i used a gradient map black and milk white

but sadly it doesn't work so good , it doesn't look good on the monitor and in the print

is there a tutorial to make a black and white "milk"

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:52 AM
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Re: black & white milk

Do you have any sample to show us? perhaps a before/after to get an idea of how the original looks like and what is it that you don't like about the after?

It is important to mention that in any B/W conversion, you should do all your edits in rgb, local/global adjustments and such. Only when you are pleased with the outcome, that is when you take it to B/W, then you perform further adjustments that are pertaining only to B/W. Also, I am sure you are aware that milk is not white , so try not to sample areas in the milk where it is 255.255.255 , then, it will look really bad.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:55 AM
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Re: black & white milk

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Do you have any sample to show us? perhaps a before/after to get an idea of how the original looks like and what is it that you don't like about the after?

It is important to mention that in any B/W conversion, you should do all your edits in rgb, local/global adjustments and such. Only when you are pleased with the outcome, that is when you take it to B/W, then you perform further adjustments that are pertaining only to B/W. Also, I am sure you are aware that milk is not white , so try not to sample areas in the milk where it is 255.255.255 , then, it will look really bad.
thanks
i would like like that ,credits to the authors
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5131/milkbystacyd.jpg



http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/8906/milkbyshtrumf.jpg

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Old 08-01-2010, 12:21 PM
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Re: black & white milk

Shoot a pic with gray card in frame close to subject.. same plane as subject... sample gray card in photoshop with gray dropper... save as a preset to load on other pictures with the same lighting setup
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:34 AM
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Re: black & white milk

Based on my previous experience with something similar, those pictures, specially the first one don't look like they were actually converted to B/W, you would have much larger latitude if you just keep the original in RGB n play around.

Without seeing the source, it will be really hard to help, can you at least post a portion of the picture but big enough for us to play with.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:01 AM
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Based on my previous experience with something similar, those pictures, specially the first one don't look like they were actually converted to B/W, you would have much larger latitude if you just keep the original in RGB n play around.

Without seeing the source, it will be really hard to help, can you at least post a portion of the picture but big enough for us to play with.
thanks i added in the first topic
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thanks i added in the first topic
I don't see any thing in post #1, post #3 has two which you feature as an example.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:55 PM
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Re: black & white milk

Perhaps this is not too difficult. And I would like to know how to achieve this nice shiny look on black and white pictures. Thanx in advance for your feedback.

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Or maybe something like this: http://www.skye-images.co.uk/bw.html
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