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Day 19
Day 19

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Date Uploaded: May 24, 2007

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I'm trying different PP in order to have highly contrasted BW pictures
Would you please share how do you get high contrast

In this one I have
- the lightness level from the lab color mode
- Blue chanel 25% - linear light
- curves - auto

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05/25/2007 02:14:50 PM
Texture is amazing. Love your subject choice.
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05/24/2007 10:36:23 PM
Fantastic texture! I might pull the highlights back just a smidge to see more of it.
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05/24/2007 07:36:33 PM
Another great shot, the textures and details here are awesome. Excellent PP.
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05/24/2007 06:03:49 PM
The texture in this photo is great! Nicely done.
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05/24/2007 04:48:35 PM
I REALLY like this. The textures are divine. I'm such a huge fan of old wood and peeling paint. What if you did selective color and 'upped' the black more? Might be fun to try. I love trying diff ways to make a BW image POP.
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05/24/2007 03:21:34 PM
The process that i use is: make a copy of the background layer, use a gradient map (with black and the foreground color), then use the channel mixer (with monochrome checked off) to tweek the contrast on the channels.
give it a try i like the look it gives
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05/24/2007 10:38:44 AM
Lots of detail here, good job
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05/24/2007 10:36:17 AM
Oh yeah, I like your picture, the textures are great.
But I don't really like the black bars at the top and bottom.
Sorry, but they don't enhance the picture in any way.
Well, at least not for me :-)
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05/24/2007 10:34:55 AM
If the picture isn't "right" to start with, then it doesn't matter what PP you do.
At least that's what I've found.

I nearly always use the channel mixer to convert to B&W.
Basically, if I can't get the picture to look good using that method, then I won't bother with it at all
I know there are other methods out there that I should and could use, but I just don't feel like learning them at the moment.
I think my brain is getting too full :-)

Anyway, one "trick" I've been shown is to click on the channels tab and then to individually click on the red, green and blue tabs.
Whichever one of those tabs makes my picture look the most like how I want it to look is the channel that I pay most attention to in the channel mixer.

That is, if the blue channel is closest to what i want my picture to look like, then I will have a higher percentage of it selected in the channel mixer.

Oh yeah, don't forget to click back on the RGB channel before you go and convert, otherwise the channel mixer won't be available to you.

I hope this helps.
If you have any questions, you can PM me.
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