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Processing to Black & White


Scutter e2
7 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 10:16PM

Quote:This method works for me in Lightroom though I should imagine it works in PS also, its simple, intuitive and doesnt involve buying expensive plugins.

StuSmile



Thanks for that Stu; I will give it a go!

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ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
5 Aug 2010 11:45PM
this action nick... .

do you end up with 3 mono layers, one for each channel, 2 of them masked out with the bottom one showing fully?

that'd be pretty cool

you could then just use a light brush on their masks to draw in bits you'd like to be "different"
User_Removed 11 455 13 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 11:59PM

Quote:this action nick... .


Looks interesting Nick - I'd love a bit more detail too.Smile
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
6 Aug 2010 12:13AM
You got it Ade Wink took ages to get right tho
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
6 Aug 2010 9:40AM
yeah I bet - looks like a right faff creating those new documents and copying layers and all that!

To help us appreciate the benefits of your method, you could always share said action Wink
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
6 Aug 2010 9:59AM

Quote:To help us appreciate the benefits of your method, you could always share said action Wink


eer took me ages get right, - Takes 10 seconds to run. I think I will keep hold of it for now Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
6 Aug 2010 10:06AM
....must be crap then, if it was any good you'd want to share it Tongue
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
6 Aug 2010 10:07AM
I could always do a DVD and sell it through the web site Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
6 Aug 2010 11:54AM
lol - good luck with that Wink

Hasn't keith done a tutorial on Northscape too?

So lets list the various methods then...


Desaturate
Gradient Map
Hue Saturation - saturation=0
Channel Mixer
Black And White layer - CS3 and above
Channels
Nik Silver EFX
(various other external filter packages - e.g. virtual photographer)
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
6 Aug 2010 12:04PM
You forgot LAB Ade
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
6 Aug 2010 1:12PM
nice one - any more?
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
6 Aug 2010 1:19PM
No thats about it, tho there are countless combinations there off and variations on a theme e.g Rob Carr method is a very sophisticated variant of LAB processing (sometimes use for portraints).

There isnt much in terms of mono processing I havent tried.

Did you say Greyscale (tho how that differs from desataturation I don't know - probably just uses luminoscity values).
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
6 Aug 2010 1:38PM
There was one .. Calculations (I sometimes thro one of those into the soup for good measure)
User_Removed 11 455 13 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 9:52AM

Quote:Hasn't keith done a tutorial on Northscape too?


Yes - and it's detailed and clear.

It's not an approach I've tried, but for some shots it might be worth a try. I'd be interested to try this approach against a SFEX, though to be a fair comparison you'd need to be quite practiced at it first.

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