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    Default How to You get a Nice B&W photo with PS?

    hi,

    would like to ask u PS gurus out there on how to get a nice Black and White Photo using PS?

    i know abt desaturate

    but some how my photos look very flat if i just use desaturate

    how do i get more tones?(curves?) or do i have to burn?

    hope to hear ur inputs!

    thx

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    use channel mixer instead of hue/saturations.
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    hi,

    would like to ask u PS gurus out there on how to get a nice Black and White Photo using PS?

    i know abt desaturate

    but some how my photos look very flat if i just use desaturate

    how do i get more tones?(curves?) or do i have to burn?

    hope to hear ur inputs!

    thx
    Hi Wainism,

    I have tried some RAW to B&W convertion using PS, see if it work for you ?

    By the way, I have post some more test here and your comments are welcome. Thanks

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=111429

    Last edited by DarkForce; 18th January 2005 at 07:15 AM.
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    Hmm... Looks more metallic to me.. Maybe its my monitor that is out of calibration...

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    the shadow area should be black and the highlight area white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    the shadow area should be black and the highlight area white.
    Thanks ortega. My friends do like the effect. After thinking about it, don't think the photo should be call as B&W photo afterall.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkForce
    Hi Wainism,

    I have tried some RAW to B&W convertion using PS, see if it work for you ?

    By the way, I have post some more test here and your comments are welcome. Thanks

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=111429

    hi,

    how come ur sky looks like that? long exposure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    hi,

    how come ur sky looks like that? long exposure?
    I PSed it lah.
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    What do you mean by more tones?

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    As ths is public knowledge, you might want to do a web search on Greg Gorman. He has posted his technique to do B&W using PS and I have saved it as a action for my Photoshop.

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    For me I will make use of the red channel from the Coloured image, blend that B&W with the coloured image using a color mode.

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