Can someone turn this into a BW?

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  1. Kimberly81

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    Could someone take this photo and turn it into an amazing black and white for me and let me know what you did to accomplish the end result? I love black and white but can't seem to get this right. Thanks so much in advance.


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    Done with photoscape

    Gamma Bright brought down to 0.95
    Contrast brought up to 61
    Saturation brought down -255 (which gave it the black and white look)
    And then the black and white button which darkened it a tad

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    a little bigger cause i forgot to change the photobucket upload size
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    I gave it a try. I do not know if this is what you are looking for.

    I used the black and white conversion tool in CS3 leaving auto settings.
    Boosted the brightness and contrast quite a bit.
    Used the shadow/highlight tool to recover some shadows.
    slight noise reduction
    added a little vignette.

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    Ok,

    1. Layer>duplicate layer
    2. Filter>blur>gaussian blur at 4.0 pixels
    3. layer>Layer mask>hide all
    4. with a white brush set at 40-50% opacity and 10-15% flow paint on the layer mask any areas you want smooth avoiding any defined edges such as face outline, nostrils, lips. I also smoothed the arms and chest some. I did the same for the grass just to take it out of focus some I did this quickly so it isn't as detailed as I normally would do. (all purely preference)
    5. layer>new adjustment layer>curves (adjust until you have it how you want it. I do mine a little brighter than I would color photos.
    6. layer>new adjustment layer>black and white


    That's it.:wink:
     
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    wow guys these are great! thanks so much for the help!
     
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    Not a Problem. Anytime.

    I forgot...I added you a pretty frame to it...just for the heck of it. lol
     
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    Gave it a try. I blended the red and green channels, reduced contrast slightly in the midtones (to reduce the shadows on the face), and then applied an unsharp mask with radius=1 and threshold set to 5.

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