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alessandro.sgv

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Convert colors photo to B/W!
« on: March 21, 2008, 06:41:43 PM »

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Which is the better way to convert colors photos in B/W photos?

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DarkPenguin

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 07:11:52 PM »

I like the B+W tool in CS3 or Light room.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 02:25:28 AM »

It depends on what software you have.  If you're using Lightroom, you might want to watch this:

http://lightroom-news.com/2007/08/24/tips-...te-conversions/

There's another video here, comparing Photoshop and Lightroom techniques.  It's old in computer terms, but effective:

http://johnreuter.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=178855

Hope that helps...

Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 06:59:57 AM »

The first step for me is usually just to look at the separate layers and experiment with small changes there, then recombine to see if I'm getting better detail or perspective before doing the flop to B&W.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008, 07:21:32 AM »

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It depends on what software you have.  If you're using Lightroom, you might want to watch this:

http://lightroom-news.com/2007/08/24/tips-...te-conversions/

There's another video here, comparing Photoshop and Lightroom techniques.  It's old in computer terms, but effective:

http://johnreuter.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=178855

Hope that helps...

Mike.
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I want try with lightroom,but how can make to duplicate old conversion raw in lightroom?
it is possible to duplicate one o more photo directly in lightroom? or i must copy raw files?
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 09:55:33 AM »

In lightroom you just want to create a virtual copy of the image.  It is in the right click menu.

I like to do that before I get very far down any creative path.  That way I have an original with basic adjustments and then virtual copies for anything creative.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008, 10:01:33 AM »

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In lightroom you just want to create a virtual copy of the image.  It is in the right click menu.

I like to do that before I get very far down any creative path.  That way I have an original with basic adjustments and then virtual copies for anything creative.
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Thanks for your Tip !  
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008, 07:22:05 AM »

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Thanks for your Tip ! 
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As long as you don't desaturate or convert to grayscale IMHO it doesn't matter because the "real" conversion takes place when curves and blend modes or something similar are used to get the look you want
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