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  • B&W Converson WWYD

    So, I have never really been thrilled with any B&W conversions I have done. I would be interested in throwing out my ugly mug to see what other people come up with.

    Here is the color version:


    My take on a B&W conversion:


    A full sized image to play with may be downloaded here:

    http://www.capturesbymcq.com/WWYD/me.jpg

    Now if you rock the conversion, I will of course be picking your brain... but it should be fun to see everyone's takes on this shot.
    Scott
    Nikon D700, D300, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, 105mm f2.8, 28-75 f2.8, 35-70 f2.8, 80-200 f2.8

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    Done on my uncal'd laptop...slightly warm toned
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    • #3
      c9xtqrwn

      always up for an easy challenge. Great photo so start out with might i say.
      I use Silver Efex for 99% of my conversions and then fine tune with dodge and burn. Cloned the background stuff out and then used the patch tool for a few spots
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      • #4
        Originally posted by windrider86 View Post
        c9xtqrwn

        always up for an easy challenge. Great photo so start out with might i say.
        I use Silver Efex for 99% of my conversions and then fine tune with dodge and burn. Cloned the background stuff out and then used the patch tool for a few spots
        Michelle nailed it
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        • #5
          Here's my version working from the small color here. Basically a PS B&W conversion (adjusted by ind. color) then duplicated layer> Shadows/highlights>masking/opacity...That's it.

          I noticed you did a sepia tone...instead of that I offer a "hand tint" version. Just pasted the color version over the B&W and reduced opacity.
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          • #6
            Here is my edit.

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            • #7
              Some really great conversions here!

              Ed, would you mind taking us through your conversion?
              Scott
              Nikon D700, D300, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, 105mm f2.8, 28-75 f2.8, 35-70 f2.8, 80-200 f2.8

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              • #8
                Hi Scott, I simply used the Adjustments, Shadows/Highlight to lighten some of the shadows then added a blank layer on top and clicked the color picker and chose black with a slight tinge of red and filled the layer. Changed the blending mode of that layer to color and adjusted with the hue and saturation when I found it too warm. Flattened.

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                • #9
                  Couldn't resist even tough I thought Michelle nailed it. I like my B/W conversions a little different. I first adjusted the conversion to suit me. Then I tone mapped once again adjusting to taste. I then ran it though LR for a little clean up and finishing touches. I left the background in for character.



                  And for another bite at the apple

                  Last edited by alabamanightowl; 12-02-2013, 06:13 AM.
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