18th January 2005, 03:04 AM
How to You get a Nice B&W photo with PS?
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!
18th January 2005, 03:56 AM
18th January 2005, 06:55 AM
Last edited by DarkForce; 18th January 2005 at 07:15 AM.
18th January 2005, 08:20 AM
18th January 2005, 09:20 AM
the shadow area should be black and the highlight area white.
18th January 2005, 02:15 PM
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.
Originally Posted by ortega
18th January 2005, 03:48 PM
Originally Posted by DarkForce
how come ur sky looks like that? long exposure?
18th January 2005, 07:01 PM
I PSed it lah.
Originally Posted by wainism
20th January 2005, 12:01 AM
What do you mean by more tones?
20th January 2005, 12:14 AM
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.
20th January 2005, 04:09 AM
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.
20th January 2005, 12:21 PM