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    Default ... to B&W

    care to share the different techniques to convert a color photo to a B&W one...
    there seem to be a few ways.. some bring out a wider range of tones..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deklan View Post
    care to share the different techniques to convert a color photo to a B&W one...
    there seem to be a few ways.. some bring out a wider range of tones..?
    got many many ways to do so in photoshop,

    but these are the more common ones:

    1) plug ins, either foc or commercial, you have to pay for the latter - these do not give you much control, but you can click click click until you happy i happy everybody happy

    2) channel mixer - my preferred method, you choose the tones that GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO SHOW, most people are just going to use desaturate (which is.. well 3)

    3) desaturate - most nonsensical method ever

    4) gradient map - almost as bad as desaturate, since you only have one result if you use black to white

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post

    4) gradient map - almost as bad as desaturate, since you only have one result if you use black to white
    I don't think this is accurate, though. Gradient map can have a lot of variations including toning, and you can instantly determine your black and white points as well using one adjustment layer.

    CS4's B&W adjustment layer took over Channel Mixer's reign as well with LR-like CMY as well as RGB adjustments on-the-fly.

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    read my point 4 entirely..

    anyways, i only use cs2, no money to upgrade.

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