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


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wainism

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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
 

Clown

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use channel mixer instead of hue/saturations.
 

DarkForce

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wainism said:
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

 

Shodan99

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Hmm... Looks more metallic to me.. :dunno: Maybe its my monitor that is out of calibration... :p
 

DarkForce

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ortega said:
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. :)
 

Megadark

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What do you mean by more tones?
 

agape01

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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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