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I experimented with 3 methods of producing monochrome: 1 - using the lightness channel only, 2 - simple desaturation in PS, 3 - channel mixer monochrome using around 70% R, 30% G and about 4% B. To be honest I think the straight desat gave the best result at first glance, but this is the result from method 1.

Sorry to witter but I have taken a ton of photos of this babe and want to produce a B&W album to give to his parents and I want to get it right.

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:50 mm
Title:Little Hand
Username:Sus Sus
Uploaded:21 Nov 2005 - 1:33 PM
Tags:Black & white
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debbiehardy
21 Nov 2005 - 1:38 PM

Lovely shot. My fave method for B/W in PS is:

New layer
Control U to bring up hue/sat sliders
Tick 'Colourise' box
Experiment to your hearts content with Hue and Sat sliders.
The B/W I prefer is approx values 30 for Hue and 8 for Sat.

Have a play!!

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liparig
liparig  9233 forum posts United States
21 Nov 2005 - 1:38 PM

cute shot
joe

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john short
john short  1025 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Nov 2005 - 1:48 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

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Spooky1
Spooky1  8
21 Nov 2005 - 2:16 PM

This is gorgeous. Lve the comp.
Susanne

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starliz
starliz  91594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2005 - 2:24 PM

lovely like the focus good B-W.

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Sus
Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2005 - 11:15 PM

Thanks all - and Debbie that is very useful I will try it!

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jany
jany  1094 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 - 1:07 AM

Really nice shot. Good focus, nice composition. Think his parents will love this one.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2005 - 5:43 AM

Lovely cuddly wee hand to treasure . They will be pleased with this one .

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sputnki
sputnki  9 Canada
12 Dec 2005 - 1:08 AM

I like this shot Sus. Of the methods you listed, I tend to either go with the B&W option in-camera, or use a desaturation. I find the desat gives you more freedom to leave a tiny hint of colour in sometimes. A bit more "creative latitude"! But if the albums B&W then I guess it depends on which looks best to you. And that will probably differ depending on the lighting of the particular shot!

Doug

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Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2005 - 9:19 AM

Thanks Doug. Glad I am not the only one plumping for good old desat occasionally, when I am also trying to get my head round so many complicated ways to creat B&W.

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rosie42
rosie42  9 Australia
12 Dec 2005 - 12:55 PM

A heartwarming capture which I'm sure the parents will value as a very special keepsake ... and if I've learned one thing about PS so far, it's that there are at least twenty ways to do essentially the same thing!

Susie :o)

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Kevlar
Kevlar  8160 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2006 - 9:22 PM

nice pic sus...can't stop wondering what it would look like with a ladybird on it! Grin

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bobaloona
bobaloona  881 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 - 1:35 PM

Nice CLICK. Nice pic Id like to see it reuploaded using Curves in Photoshop. Image/Adjust/Curves. Have a play. Jim

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