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Little Hand

By Sus  
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.

Tags: Black and white

Voters: rosie42, sputnki, debbiehardy and 11 more

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debbiehardy 14 363 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2005 1:38PM
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 13 233 United States
21 Nov 2005 1:38PM
cute shot
john short 14 25 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2005 1:48PM
Spooky1 12
21 Nov 2005 2:16PM
This is gorgeous. Lve the comp.
starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
21 Nov 2005 2:24PM
lovely like the focus good B-W.
Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
21 Nov 2005 11:15PM
Thanks all - and Debbie that is very useful I will try it!
jany 14 94 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 1:07AM
Really nice shot. Good focus, nice composition. Think his parents will love this one.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
26 Nov 2005 5:43AM
Lovely cuddly wee hand to treasure . They will be pleased with this one .
sputnki 14 10 Canada
12 Dec 2005 1:08AM
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!

Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
12 Dec 2005 9:19AM
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.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
12 Dec 2005 12:55PM
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)
Kevlar 12 161 3 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2006 9:22PM
nice pic sus...can't stop wondering what it would look like with a ladybird on it! Grin
bobaloona 12 81 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 1:35PM
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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