Conversions with Channel Mixer --- great fun!

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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:

01sonnenblume01chmr100g0b0.jpg


Then I started to play:

02sonnenblume01chmr50g50b50.jpg

Red +50 / Green +50 / Blue - 50

03sonnenblume01chmr0g70b100.jpg

Red 0 / Green +70 / Blue + 100

04sonnenblume01chmr150g200b200.jpg

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:

00sonnenblume01.jpg
 

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having fun, eh? ;) :)

nice demonstration
 

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

038bwchmr60g120b60.jpg

Red -60 / Green + 120 / Blue + 60

or:

038bwchmr160g60b60.jpg

Red +160 / Green - 60 / Blue - 60

from:

038.jpg


Another example:

pumpechmr40b50b50.jpg

Red + 40 / Green + 50 / Blue + 50

or:

pumpechmr25g20b200.jpg

Red + 25 / Green - 20 / Blue + 200

from:
pumpe.jpg

(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?
 
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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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