A&P How come you cant adjust the curves when using monochrome in PS

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    Instead of using image~>mode~>grayscale i like to use the channel mixer and select monochrome b/c it preserves the colors better; however, i need to be able to adjust the image~>adjustment~>curves b/c our paper is printed in black and white.

    how can i adjust it?
     
  2. presidente

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    this is a trick i learned from my mentor...she uses it alot and i have too since i was taught it...

    image- mode-lab color

    then go to channels in the box that pops up and throw away the A and B layer in the garbage pail. then do the same with Alpha 2.

    now go back to image-mode-grey scale and now go to
    image-mode-RGB and adjust the curves as you'd like


    try it out and let me know how u like that
     
  3. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    so you want better b&w conversions, or am I missing something here:(
     
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    grey scale isnt pure black and white, with the method i showed him you will be using pure black and whites, its a trick i learned for white and black prints and it works well
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

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    that works nicely. thanks
     
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    :cool: lemme know how the print turns out
     

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