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Old 10-26-2012, 04:26 AM
modelsfret modelsfret is offline
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Black and white tonality

Im a big fan of steven chees work.
i was wondering how he achieves such interesting tonality in his black and white beauty shots? examples here:

also with his color prints, there is a similar feel to it: but the color does not look natural. very dark skin tones.
any ideas?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: Black and white tonality

Channel mixer, multiply layer blend mode.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:10 AM
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Re: Black and white tonality

thanks for the reply! i'll play around with that.

anythink else to add? or any good online tuts i can look at?

thanks so much!
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:19 AM
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Re: Black and white tonality

For the colour images, I think a duplicate layer turned to black and white and then set to multiply at about 60-80%. The b&w images could have been processed a variety of ways, from a b&w adjustment layer to a channel mixer layer or perhaps even a plugin like silver efex - who knows? A million and one ways to achieve it really.
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