playing with b&w conversions

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    just trying to find a good coversion method. subjects may not be best, but please offer any thoughts you may have on the result:

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Fantastic results...the contrast & tones are great. I especially like the 3rd one.
     
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    I really like the first. What are you using for these? I've been using the channel mixer, greyscale mapping and Mystical TTC which is basically like the channel mixer but a little easier for me to use. I think black and white is the one area that makes me see the difference between film and digital the most.
     
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    What he said ^^^^^

    but I especially like the first and fourth ones
     
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    hmm I'm not a fan of b&w but the 17288803-L.jpg shot is great!
     
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    JonMikal :hail: :hail: :hail: My fav is number 3. Dont get me wrong all are GREAT!!!! But I really like # 3
     
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    very nice^.^
     
  8. JonMikal

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    i used a very simple method i happened upon like in the "searching" thread i posted the other day. goes like this;

    i created a hue and sat layer but made no adjustments. i then created another hue and sat layer changing the blending mode to color and adjusting sat to -100. i then returned to the first hue and sat layer and adjusted the hue to +27. thats it. in the first image, in addition to the +27 hue, i added +73 to the sat which pushed the bright areas. i found that playing with the sat it tends to look a bit infared.

    i've also found that doing a simple adjustment in channel mixer (+100 red and checking monochrome) yields excellent results. i would increase contrast and/or saturation before applying this one.

    i also have a more lengthy process which i'll post later that is awesome.

    thanks for the comments. :D
     
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    mad_malteaser TPF Noob!

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    I love these, especially that last shot. Definitely great b&w shots!
     
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    Jon as usual they are all good. Number three to me is the stand out.
     
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    thanks again.......take care
     
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    Nice treatments. The third image is quite exceptional.
     

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