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September 7th, 2008, 11:57 PM
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how do you convert your photos to b&w? just the usual desaturate/greyscale features? or another way?
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September 8th, 2008, 05:39 AM
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Yup I change the saturation and then play with the levels to remove any grainyness and fix it up as needed. I rarely photograph in black and white. I find it limiting.
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September 8th, 2008, 07:26 AM
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September 8th, 2008, 08:05 AM
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I convert to grayscale. I never take photos in B&W.
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September 8th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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I don't take photos in b/w either. when I convert them, I use Teresa's tut on her blog. there are several steps, but I've done it so many times now that I don't need to look at it anymore... I find the greyscale/desaturate features much too dull and drab.
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September 8th, 2008, 10:16 AM
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Depends on the photo. If it looks good just going greyscale, then I leave it as that. Other times I play with the saturation and all the levels, lol
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September 8th, 2008, 11:05 AM
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I don't take photos in b/w either. when I convert them, I use Teresa's tut on her blog. there are several steps, but I've done it so many times now that I don't need to look at it anymore... I find the greyscale/desaturate features much too dull and drab. [/b]

I use the B&W feature in PSE . It gives several options, like portrait, scenic, etc. You can play with the levels in there too.

I'll have to check out that B&W tut from teresa...it may work better.
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September 8th, 2008, 11:29 AM
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I will either use an action in CS3 or I'll change it in PSP...I like the different settings for B&W in PSP.
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September 8th, 2008, 02:30 PM
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September 9th, 2008, 06:17 AM
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I usually use an action for it.
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September 10th, 2008, 06:56 AM
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I don't take photos in b/w either. when I convert them, I use Teresa's tut on her blog. there are several steps, but I've done it so many times now that I don't need to look at it anymore... I find the greyscale/desaturate features much too dull and drab. [/b]
Lol, that's usually how I do it.
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