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Old 05-12-2011, 09:25 AM
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Re: B&W image conversions

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One of my favourite methods of B&W conversion involves creating 2 Hue & Saturation layers above the background. The top Hue/Sat layer is set to color blend mode and desaturated completely. The bottom Hue/Sat layer allows you to adjust the hue to emulate any colored filter.
That’s a really good one, originally from Adobe’s Russell Brown. There’s a step by step here:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/ph...s8colorbw.html
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:51 AM
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fraiseap thank you a lot. Andrew... and you followed with a great link I will take a look later and then guys I'll give you feedback. Nice one
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Learn about "luminosity masks" which can be applied to BW as well as color images. Especially useful for contrast adjustments in BW.

Great website: http://goodlight.us/writing/luminosi...tymasks-1.html

The actions are worth every dime to simplify the process.
or grab it here: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/blo...ity-masks.html

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Old 05-12-2011, 02:55 PM
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Re: B&W image conversions

I am surprised no one suggested the : http://www.blackandwhitedigital.com/Convert/index.html

I use Gorman-Holbert for most of my portraits:
http://www.blackandwhitedigital.com/...ty/gorman.html

In combination with film curves for contrast & additional grain simulation. It uses LAB conversion with luminosity masks and unfortunately a destructive conversion.

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:04 PM
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amica thank you the great action!
sehmuzb for some time I was wondering what people to with they B&W conversions? They do Taeger Enhancement.That is enhancement! Thank you
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:18 PM
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I use Gorman-Holbert for most of my portraits:
http://www.blackandwhitedigital.com/...ty/gorman.html
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It is also referred to as the Carr Method after its developer Rob Carr.
Robb is Greg’s retoucher and he’s ASTOUNDING! Started decades ago retouching traditionally using dyes and such on 8x10 transparencies. Taught himself Photoshop years ago. The guy is amazing. And shameless plug, he’ll be teaching (with me) at Greg’s Mendocino workshop in October. Save your pennies!

http://www.gormanworkshops.com/Calendar.html
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:59 PM
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Re: B&W image conversions

Andrew,

Thanks for the link, it's a shame I can not attend the workshop with both Gorman & Holbert this May. Maybe I come to yours in October.

-sehmuz
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:43 PM
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Re: B&W image conversions

Thank you everyone. Lately have little time and also spent some time looking at and studying all suggested methods and links you provided me. B&W is a real beauty to me. Here is my recent work using non destructive channel mixer method with some gradient map and couple more things.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3750244...in/photostream
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