A&P Photoshop B&W Plug-Ins?

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  1. daneford

    daneford New Member

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    Does anyone know of any really good plug-ins that essentially turns a colour photo into a traditional looking black and white picture? I don't just mean desaturation. I used to have one but I now have CS3 installed and am at a blank slate again. Thanks!
     
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    really digging the boutwell's actions.

    theres always the channel mixer method to DIY
     
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    I'll check out the boutwell's actions. DIY = too much effort. :hsd:
     
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    If you have CS3 they added some extra capabilities for converting to B&W.

    Go to Image>Adjustments>Black & White

    Does that get what you need?
     
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    Not really. I want the real b&w look (gritty, grainy, minimal, less grays, more blacks and whites, more contrast, etc.) :bigthumb:
     
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    I love CS3's B&W conversion, though now I mostly use Aperture's monochrome mixer.
     
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    Don't be lazy and DIY :dunno:
     
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    btw botuwell's actions = :bowdown:

    Exactly what I need and more. Now I just need to acquire it :hsugh:
     
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    aperture ewwwww

    but that brings up a good point, Lightroom's B&W is :bowdown:
    similar idea to channel mixer but 6 colors instead of 3, split toning, curves . . . and al can be saved as a preset and re adjusted at any point . . . = :bowdown:
     
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    ctrl+shift+u
    Then mess with curves, contrast, highlights etc
     
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    Good point, but seeing as how I work for Apple, I have to use their stuff. Plus, I get it for free. Most of the stuff I use it for is just to do rough edits and to narrow down my workflow. Then i use my bootleg copy of CS3 to do the heavy work.
     
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    :cool:

    too bad neither works with time machine :mamoru:
    and OT discounts :x: just got a mbp on halloween
     
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    New gradient layer > *
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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    :bowdown: They are great
     
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    Here is a good way in CS3 to add grain to an image.
    1)Make a new layer above your image and fill it with 50% gray
    2)Goto Filters>Artistic>Film Grain Adjust the grain to the density that you like.
    3)Change the grain gray layers blending mode to Overlay.

    Then to fine tune it, you can adjust the layer opacity to what you like. This is a good technique if you don't want to directly effect your image so you can make changes after the fact.
     

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