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B+W and how you do it
Old 07-23-2006, 03:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys

I understand that there are many different ways to produce black and white. This is how I do mine:



1.create new hue/saturation layer and set blending mode to colour
2.create second hue/saturation layer, desaturate and keep blending mode as normal
3.open colour layer and adjust the hue slider until you get the black and white of your taste.
4.duplicate the colour layer and set the blending mode to overlay.
5.adjust the opacity of this layer to taste. At 100% the effect can be too harsh, but at 0% the image suddenly seems to lack something. I find about 50% ish give my preferred effect.



Who feels like posting your fave B+W with your technique?

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I went to the Adobe site. . .
Old 07-23-2006, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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using the following URL:
http://share.studio.adobe.com/axAsse...7%26pgsel1%3D3
and down loaded the action and use that.
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The real way...
Old 07-23-2006, 09:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Who feels like posting your fave B+W with your technique?
I put away my Nikon D2X, pop in a roll of Kodak T-Max or Agfa Scala 200X onto the Hassey or Canham 4x5, develop it and print archivally or using museum paper hand coated with a platinum emulsion.

It's the only way.

Here's an example:

Shot with Agfa Scala 200X, Hasselblad 503CW, 80mm CFE f4, printed on Ilford's new "Digital" Cibachrome process exclusively available at only three labs worldwide.

Regards, Art. (Hey you asked...)
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Re: The real way...
Old 07-23-2006, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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LOL.

T-Max? Roll? Hassy? 4x5? Let alone "emulsion!"

Art - I think you just confused a substantial fraction of our current members!

Ah - memories....

What's platinum chloride going for these days?
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Ironic isn't it that. . .
Old 07-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ilford's new "Digital" Cibachrome process exclusively available at only three labs worldwide. Is still digital.
The way things are going the "soup" lovers are going to be forced out of business for lack of materials (paper, film, etc.) Not that I care. thirty years in the darkroom left me with painful allergies. I welcomed the digital age with gusto.

Old photo---check out the doo.
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Re: B+W and how you do it
Old 07-23-2006, 11:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I Use the channel mixer to produce a slightly bright grayscale image (in this case 60% red, 30% green and 10% blue).
Duplicate the Black & White layer and set the blend mode to Multiply.
Use a layer mask on the top layer and brighten up any shadow areas that are too dark by painting over them.
Adjust the opacity slider to your liking.
Once done adjust overall contrast with curve and sharpen image.
Add a color layer if you want a tint such as a sepia or selium feel.
Original:

B&W :

May seem complicated at first but actually becomes pretty quick with quite a bit of control . In this case I also added a Gaussian Blur to the duplicate B&W layer, and for the color layer choose a brown with opacity at 7%.
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Not ironic at all...
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Ilford's new "Digital" Cibachrome process exclusively available at only three labs worldwide. Is still digital.
I'm not going to debate, I'm just going to point out a fact. The cibachrome paper is is exposed via leds/lasers and is processed in cibachrome chemistry. The image can be captured traditionally or digitally. So technically it's a hybrid process.

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Re: B+W and how you do it
Old 07-24-2006, 02:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I Use the channel mixer to produce a slightly bright grayscale image (in this case 60% red, 30% green and 10% blue).
Duplicate the Black & White layer and set the blend mode to Multiply.
Use a layer mask on the top layer and brighten up any shadow areas that are too dark by painting over them.
Adjust the opacity slider to your liking.
Once done adjust overall contrast with curve and sharpen image.
Add a color layer if you want a tint such as a sepia or selium feel.
Original:

B&W :

May seem complicated at first but actually becomes pretty quick with quite a bit of control . In this case I also added a Gaussian Blur to the duplicate B&W layer, and for the color layer choose a brown with opacity at 7%.
Regards,
John
Thats a really nice effect John, I think I'll try it out.

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