Conversions with Channel Mixer --- great fun!

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What fun it is - and how effectful it can be - to do conversions from colour photos into black and white with the help of the Channel Mixer!!! The outcome can be so varied!

    This is the sunflower after I had created a duplicate layer and then went to Channel Mixer and hit "Grayscale" (bottom) ... the default settings are at Red +100 / Green 0 / Blue 0. No changes done:

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    Then I started to play:

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    Red +50 / Green +50 / Blue - 50

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    Red 0 / Green +70 / Blue + 100

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    Red + 150 / Green - 200 / Blue +200 (extremes, but hey, funny outcome!)

    I tried this with several more pics of mine. I would never want to return to "Desaturate" any more in order to convert my colour pics to b&w. :D

    Oh, and by the way: this is the photo I started out with here:

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  2. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    having fun, eh? ;) :)

    nice demonstration
     
  3. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Corinna, now do the same thing, only with the blending mode of the channel mixer set to "soft light" and watch what happens. Try it with and without monochrome checked.
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, had more fun. The demo still continues. Look:

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    Red -60 / Green + 120 / Blue + 60

    or:

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    Red +160 / Green - 60 / Blue - 60

    from:

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    Another example:

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    Red + 40 / Green + 50 / Blue + 50

    or:

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    Red + 25 / Green - 20 / Blue + 200

    from:
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    (Yes, boring pic to begin with, but with Conversion 2 you can almost make something from it, don't you think so? ;))

    I have yet another example. Still interested?
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Matt, I ought to be cooking dinner :roll: ... but aren't the possibilities of PS fun? And they can gobble up ALL YOUR TIME if you let yourself into it! :D :D :D!!! I will try what you suggest though. Now I am CURIOUS!!!! :D
     

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