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    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.
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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    Here is my edit.
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    Some really great conversions here!

    Ed, would you mind taking us through your conversion?
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    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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    I think your suggestion would be helpful for me. I will let you know if this works for me Thanks and keep posting such a informative blogs.
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    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

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