BW Techniques

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by highbred3d, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. highbred3d

    highbred3d TPF Noob!

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    Hello Everyone! The last few days I have been playing around in PS, trying to get some decent BW conversions going, for some nice prints... I have found an action that does a pretty good job, and then go in and do some adjustments, and some masking effects to get more a red filter effect. Here is my favorite so far, still need to reduce the amount of noise tho...

    - What would you say the success level is?
    - Honest and critical feedback is always greatly appreciated!
    - Any software favorites for noise reduction? I was looking at some of Fred Miranda's plugins, they seem great, and priced right too!

    Thanks a Bunch! :D

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    BW:

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    - Brad
     
  2. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Great shot there in B&W. I wouldn't advise using noise reduction software for printing with a shot as complex as this as I think it'll lose a lot of the edges and give you sharpening type artifacts. Looks like you're there on your own anyway!

    Rob
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    nice shot though I prefer the color version.
     
  4. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    b&w is great here! lovely contrast!
     
  5. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    #2 for me. Nice b/w
     
  6. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    it's a good conversion, but for this scene i prefer the color.
     
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    I also like color :D It has all the earthy tones -blue, green, and brown!
     

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