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Old June 27th, 2006, 05:28 PM
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Thank you for posting this tutorial! I'll definitely give it a try. I had been using the "desaturate" method, and then increasing the contrast and the brightness slightly to make it seem less flat. I think I will like your method better.

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Old June 28th, 2006, 06:12 PM
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Great tutorial -- B&W results are much, much better
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Old June 29th, 2006, 03:03 PM
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Is this for elements? Because i cant figure it out. I cant find“New Fill Layer”anywhere in layers.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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Is this for elements? Because i cant figure it out. I cant find“New Fill Layer”anywhere in layers.
Please someone help!
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hmmm , well, I did make it for elements, although the same things should be in all photoshop versions... Look either in the Layers drop down menu or in the the Layers palette icon for different types of layers. Another way is just to add a transparent layer and fill it with the grey color. Then change the blending mode in the layers palette.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 03:28 PM
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Just an update guys and gals. I made a second tutorial that I just sent to Tim. In case I haven't already stated I'm grateful for the wonderful feedback in regards to this tutorial. I hope my next one is just as good or better
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I played around with three different methods to make b/w pictures:
1. desaturate method
2. VBSmiles method with the layers
3. change the mode to Grayscale (which I used until now). Image -->mode--> Grayscale

I can see the biggest differences between the Grayscale mode and the desaturate method. Can somebody explain me why you don't use the Grayscale mode? Are there disadvantages by this method?

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Old July 24th, 2006, 02:50 PM
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The biggest disadvantage is that you are not using layers. If you made further changes to your photograph without using layers, it may not be possible to back up and start over without closing the photograph all together, and voiding out changes.
The advantages of layers, particularly when working with many, is that you can easily make changes or even destroy a layer without loosing anything else you may have already done. I have an introductory to layers in the tutorial section. that may help you understand this concept more.
Im not entirely sure how photoshop changes to greyscale though. I could only assume its simular to my own method but without layers, without investigating further.
Anyway, my next tutorial on b/w will probably have you spinning in circles and you may never use any of these 3 methods again
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Old September 29th, 2006, 08:48 PM
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wow, i never relized this! thanks for the tip!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:40 AM
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Is it just me?

Okay, I can see the difference between the tree example but when I tried this on a group portrait there doesn't seem to be much difference between desaturated and colour masking. Could it be that with a plain background this particular photo doesn't have as much tone difference as a street shot?
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Old January 11th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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I always used the desaturate tool, but now, with this method the result is better.
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