Downtown Boston, B&W conversion

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  1. Peter_pan91

    Peter_pan91 TPF Noob!

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    I am trying to improve my conversion skills, i'd love some constructive suggestions. This is the original color:

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    An this is the B&W:

    (i know the sky on the top left is not great but there is nothing i can do about that...i think)
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    Thank you in advance

    Peter
     
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    To lighten that corner you could try a soft gradient. In Photoshop or GIMP, create a new layer and apply a white to transparent gradient to the top left corner towards the corner of the tower. Then slide the opacity of that layer down until you get a smooth result, effectively lightening the current pixels with a white value.

    There's always more than one way to skin a cat, this is just my approach.

    The image itself looks great. You have some over exposure on he front of the white building but it seems to compliment the smaller reflections quite nicely.
     
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    Thank you very much, keep the suggestions coming

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    bumps
     
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    I really like the conversion and how the buildings look
     

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