Dec 7, Explore Paige Addams’s board “P H O T O: Mono & duotone” on Photographer: Ellen Wilson – Lotus Ink Photography Model: Lauren Gorman. Inside Life; Limited Edition with signed Duotone. By: GorMAN, GREG. Price: $ Quantity: 1 available. Add | $ I’ve just been using the Gorman mrthod of B&W/Duotone conversion. What would be a good color (in Pantone) for a nice sepia effect?.
Channel Mixer The original Photoshop black and white conversion may have been the simple grayscale desaturation method, but it never looked very good. What quickly became the method of choice for discerning photographers was the Channel Mixer.
Adjusting the Red, Green and Blue sliders allow you to gormman the sensitivity to those particular colors in the finished grayscale image.
Drag that slider too high and you can create an almost infrared appearance, where the red values turn practically white. However you adjust the individual sliders, you may notice that keeping gor,an combined value of approximately will work the best, without dramatically changing the overall exposure of the image. I think what makes this approach so appealing to old-school photographers is that it works basically the same way as using filters with black and white film.
There are even presets found at the top of the window which mimic those original black and white film filters. Of course, depending on how you look at it that could also be considered a benefit: For more fine control with color slider conversions via Photoshop, look to the next option.
This filter, though, offers six sliders—the primary colors of Red, Green and Blue, as well as their complementary hues of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. With twice the sliders you can be exponentially more precise with your adjustments.
The Black and White adjustment tool also offers additional controls that are specifically suited duotne fine-tuning grayscale images via toning. The Tint checkbox toward the bottom of the window allows users to select a tone to add to the photo—like sepia brown, for instance—and the Hue and Saturation sliders allow for the subtle adjustment of the tone on both counts.
Inside Life; Limited Edition with signed Duotone
Much like darkroom printers eventually graduate from basic black and white to prints with the addition of toning, digital developers may prefer these added duogone controls in the Black and White adjustment window. Found under the Basic heading, the Treatment section of the Develop module is where you can make a one-click conversion to black and white.
This is perfectly acceptable as an instant fix, one that can be batch applied across a number of photographs with the equally simple Synchronize Settings command Command-Shift-S, for those of you so inclined. This synchronization is even more powerful when applied later, after some custom adjustments have been applied to an image.
For this, the one-click black and white approach falls a bit short. This panel is where the control is found for your black and white conversion. Lightroom analyzes the image and applies an automatic mix in hopes of giving you a perfect black and white conversion.
Good as it may be, though, it can always be better when fine-tuned with a human touch. Simply adjust the sliders here, as you would in the previous two Photoshop methods.
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These filters include a full eight colors for even more fine tuning control. Dedicated black and white conversion software offers more customizable control, in a ready-for-black-and-white package that no do-it-yourself approach can quite match. You must be logged in to post a comment. Username or Email Address.
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