Color to B&W

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  1. Ghoste

    Ghoste TPF Noob!

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    I'm new to photoshoping stuff and trying to get the hang of it. Could someone tell me the proper way to convert color to black and white? Thanks guys.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Try a search, there are plenty of threads here that have different methods of doing this.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have a really neat Photoshop plug-in that gives you all sorts of control & different options for converting to b&w. I got it free at www.photo-plugins.com
     
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    Thanks Mike =D.
     
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    How do I use plug-ins. I downloaded the B&W conversion, it looks pretty cool. I just need to figure out how to use it =p.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If it's in the proper directory, you should be able to pick it from the filters menu. Here is where mine are C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Plug-Ins\Downloaded
     
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    Hmm. I don't have a download folder in the plug-ins. I do have 7.0, is that why? I have Effects, Filters, Import-Export... Anything like that? Is it a filter?
     
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    Ok, nevermind I figured it out. Thanks for the help Mike =) This filter is awesome.
     
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    If you don't use the plugins I suggest you to use the channel mixer in the monochrome mode and change the color levels
     
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    one easy method would be Image > Mode > Greyscale
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    Desaturate = Command/Control + option/alt + U
     
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    Yes you could do that but don't have as much control....

    Mike's suggestion is good or try the channel mixer layer...tons and tons of ways to do this, just have to figure out what works for you.
     
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    I Found this in another forum:
    Use channel mixer, check monochrome box and slide the rules to the channel, to emulate the most common commercial films:
    (in any combination the sum must be 100)


    Filme..................................Red Green Blue
    Agfa 200X...............................18 41 41
    Agfapan 25 .............................25 39 36
    Agfapan 100.............................21 40 39
    Agfapan 400.............................20 41 39
    Ilford Delta 100.........................21 42 37
    Ilford Delta 400.........................22 42 36
    Ilford Delta 400 Pro e 3200...............31 36 33
    Ilford FP4 ............................. ..28 41 31
    Ilford HP5................................23 37 40
    Ilford Pan F..............................33 36 31
    Ilford SFX................................36 31 33
    Ilford XP2 Super ..........................21 42 37
    Kodak Tmax 100............................24 37 39
    Kodak Tri-X...............................25 35 40
     

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