I just found a new (new to me) feature in Photoshop

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  1. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am sure that I am one of the last ones to ever use this, but I just came across it today. Under the enhance tab, convert to black and white. I have never used that before. I have always just desaturated and adjusted highlights and shadows to my liking. I don't know anything about these sliders so maybe someone could enlighten me.

    I chose infrared on this photo and then just adjusted my sliders until I thought it looked good. I have never used this before so be gentle. I don't even know what infrared is but I am reading about it as soon as this posts.

    Thoughts and Advice?

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    I use a plugin called SIlver Effex from Nik Software. Same idea though..

    Infrared really brightened up that grass huh? I love the picture by the way. It goes against the idea that light advances/dark recedes (I picked that up here) but pulls it off well.

    I think you edited it really well though. I'll be the first to request the color version to compare to.
     
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    Welcome to B/W world. Many of us started our Digital B/W the same way -- desaturating. It just doesn't cut it and, for those of us who spent hours with filters on our film camera lenses and enlargers should know, it just couldn't be that simple. The individual color sliders in PS work FAR better. I use the ones under "Adjustment" in CS4. There are a couple of good books on B/W conversion available from Amazon.

    BTW, I like your image very much.
     
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    I think that photo is awesome...... Hell, I even like your watermark.

    I get the impression of a warm sunny day, relaxing in the tall grass as a warm breeze whips through. Very nice.


    Since we are talking about B&W, I thought I would mention the fact that HDR's when converted to B&W, can really really rock.
     
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    awesome picture
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Light advances and dark recedes? I don't quite follow that?

    Here is the color version.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks very much. I really need to start looking into some books for PSE8.

    Yes, I love B&W HDR's! They really can look awesome. My watermark is my recent logo that I have started using. Here it is...

    [​IMG]

    Thanks :thumbup:
     
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    Black and white worked great for that. The light advances thing, I think it was Bitter Jeweler who said something about it. It sounds like something they'd teach in art school..
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would love to take a photography class but the only college to offer it around here is around $400 a credit hour.
     
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    Very nice, Eric!
    Nice logo too btw.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Tim
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Anyone else have any advice on the RGB sliders?
     
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    Not too sure about the sliders either. i just adjust to my likeing.

    BTW, I like both the BW and color!
     

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