sepia experiment

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  1. photobug

    photobug TPF Noob!

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    The other day somebody on anothe rboard posted about using tritones when converting grayscale pics, so I was playing around and came up with this.

    Original (posted the other day)
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    and the altered version
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    Colors used were:
    Black
    Pantone C
    Pantone 215C

    Really makes the rose pop, but too brown ya think?
     
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    I like them both a great deal. Luscious shot.

    Would you explain the tritones you mentioned or refer me to the thread.
     
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    Thanks Dan, I can't find the thread, so you'll have to suffer through my explanation.

    This is done in Photoshop CS. Don't know if it works in anything else.

    -first mode|convert the pic to 8 bits (if it isn't already)
    -mode|convert to grayscale (not desaturate or channel mixed)
    -mode|duotones
    -select tritones from the options
    -pick your colors. There are an near endless number of color options!

    Once you get a setting you like you can save it for re-use later. Click ok and the pic is converted.

    There are also options for two colors, as well as 4. Endless possibilities here. This was my first hack at it, all of 30 seconds worth of effort.
     
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    This is gorgeous! - makes me wish I had PS...
     
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    I really like how you've done this - it's great :)
     
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    I like them; #2 is a nice white rose :wink:
     
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    Thanks Tammy, Jaffa & Jeff!

    Dan, I found the link. Actually it got placed in its own thread, so here it is.


    **edit, because I forgot somebody in the thanks!**
     
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    nice post process, bug~ not too much or too little of any tone.
    as for the shot itself, dof is great considering how sharp the image is. do you recall your settings? i'm assuming a macro lens, right?
     
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    Thanks Toby!

    This was shot with a Tamron 28-75mm XR Di lens. This is my normal walking around lens on the *istD and it doesn't have a macro mode.

    Let's see, exif data sez: ISO 200. Lens set at 75mm, f/8 & 0.3 sec exposure. Shot from about a foot away.

    Seems to work? :)
     

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