Old 11-02-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Cool PS B&W Conversion

Found this tutorial on PS B&W Conversion. This subject came up in a conversation with Janusz; I thought I'd put it out here.

Scott Kelby tells how to do it in CS3 as well as with Elements so it should be of interest to those who are just learning about it. (Like me)

I thought it very simple. I particularly like the trick of adding some color back.

http://www.kelbytraining.com/books/digphotogv2/

I know to the PS whizzes here, this is child's play. However, I have struggled for over 12 years with PS so any progress is a victory for me.

Hmmm, "struggled with PS" sounds like the disease of the month!
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Now Dennis, I thought we covered this B&W stuff. It's a view-killer, remember?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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This is for ME!

Not the color addicted punks that inhabit this place!

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Do I see correctly that PS can mix six channels of color? I can only mix red/green/blue. Reason to upgrade! How many channels can be mixed in Lightroom?
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Like J, I have PSE, not the full PS. On PSE, one of my chief complaints about the B&W mixer is that slider operation is inconsistent with the rest of the package. Most adjustment sliders can be operated with the mouse wheel and manipulated in single unit increments. On the B&W mixer in PSE 6, you have to physically move the slider and single unit increments are almost impossible. I find that mixer exasperating to work with.

Is the full PS any better?

BTW, to participate in this thread, you must be able to tell us the significance of the term "Tri-X".....and no, it's not an abbreviation for a movie rating!
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Mmmmmm. Tri-X............Plus-X............PANATOMIC-X!!!!
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Is black and white film still available? Never used it.

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Is black and white film still available? Never used it.

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http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...lmsIndex.jhtml
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Just for old times sake, maybe I should buy a roll and take one of my film cameras and go railfanning with it. I noticed in my travels that there are still quite a few people out there shooting film.

I don't know what the advantage would be using b&w film though, seeing that digital seems to be far superior.

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I don't know what the advantage would be using b&w film though, seeing that digital seems to be far superior. Chris Z.
There are plenty of guys out there, not just railfans, who would hotly dispute that statement.

Just like the guys who said vinyl was better than CD's...

Just like the guys who said steam was better than diesel...
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