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Old 07-11-2009, 10:22 PM
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Default B&W tone mapping in Photoshop

Attached is the color file of Kirstiana. It was shot as a RAW file using Adobe RGB. For the past 4 months or so I've switched to AdobeRGB rather than sRGB as the in-camera default. It captures a much wider range of blues and greens. In a b&w conversion it will yield a better range of greys.

In post processing I adjusted the white balance (custom) because auto was too warm, tungsten too cool. I then adjusted color balance, removing magenta and a little red to get a more natural skin tone. Gelled stage light can do funny things to skin tones and since the was the case with this series I chose to go to b&w. I used the black and white conversion tool accessible from the layers palette, in order to be able to compare to the color version. (It's also accessible from Image>adjustments) from there I played with the sliders (took out a lot more magenta there) until I got what I wanted.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:22 AM
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Nicely done Angie! Love how it turned out.

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Old 07-12-2009, 02:52 AM
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Very nice Angie Todd had shown me that some months ago. It works much better than saturation and you have more percise control over the color and intensity. Well done.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:13 AM
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Thanks, Angie, for uploading the colour photograph and then explaining how you converted it to B&W. You've done beautiful work with it.
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