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Black and White touchup PS7. by dylanjones Black and White touchup PS7. by dylanjones
Yup. A easy way to do it. Not the only way, but a good way? eh?


bah humbug!

I love you babe! (Dibattister!)
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh!! I'll try this on Gimp. Very nicely written!
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satirique Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Thanks for sharing :)
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ceopz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
thankyou:hug:
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operaatadisco Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
this is a great tutorial~ it's really simple and effective.
it got me the look i wanted in these two photos: [link] & [link] .
thank you! : D
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Metalelf0 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Nice tutorial, it shows some good techniques. Thanks for sharing!
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Beckerton Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Honestly, the best thing about what you have done to this photo, has to be the reflection in the water. You made it stand out in a way that I am having difficulty achieving. Even though I have tried your method, I don't like it. I would rather work with a desaturated photo, but I just can't seem to capture that brilliant reflection effect. Props to you.
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dylanjones Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Well thank you!

I am not much a photographer myself, so I dont know the best way to touch up photos. However, I do alot of work inside of Photoshop so I figured I would make a tutorial for beginner photoshop users.

I have written a tutorial over here;

[link]

Thats pretty good, and easy to make photos that much better.

I never knew you were a photographer, always figured you were a poet!

Well godspeed, and rock on!
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seika-delight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Great tutorial and comments! Thanks for posting this. I am learning step by step.
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tialalande Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Woah, nice pickture :O
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PeterHauguth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
hahaha, dylan didn't take the picture. it's a tutorial on how to make pictures black and white. Thus, the title. hahahahaha.
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tialalande Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Okie Dokie.
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PsychedelicBacteria Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Oh hey, your tutorial really works! Thank you! :hug:
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weasel35 Featured By Owner May 12, 2006   Interface Designer
brilliant, thanks for that. I wondered why other people images looked better than mine. Good luck and thanks again. your a :star:
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GazDabbs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006   Photographer
An excellent simple and effective tutorial!!! :+fav: I've never played with the channel mixer on B&W Images, a good technique!
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photoshoptutors Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
cute, but to be honest you're using many destructive tools in this one.

1st, the brightness/contrast tool is destructive
to the pixels and washes out a lot of detayl.. try to mess with the levels tool instead.
2nd, the channel mixer is meant to be used before you turn the image into black and white
thus obtaining special characteristics from each of the red/green/blue layers.
if you use it after turning it all to gray, you're basically just working with the grayscale since
all three channels will be identical. best try the duplicate layer and the multiply blending mode.
3rd, nice work on the layout and explaining of things, i know it's hard work ^^;

drop by the club sometime

jaako
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dylanjones Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
lol your right, however I did want to be all advanced. I did not use the levels because most would be like..ok im not touching that! Your also right about the pixels, but if you dont move the sliders alot then it can be pretty good. Same with the burn/dodge tool, but that is why I said only a lil bit. I have ever thought of using too layers for this effect! Mainly for this because I wanted a new one to PS to do it, and most new ones dont like layers.

Thanks for the comment!
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longlivethespookykid Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
Oh sweety I love you!
I'll use this right away!
First I have to get photoshop though.
But thank you! Can't wait:)
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Shevanel-Cut-A-Flip Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
Wow thanks Dylan, this'll come in handy for me, cause I love to use Photoshop.
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nikhil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
simple and nice.
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nikhil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
hehe..thanx a lot. I also once went thru this book, where he changed the mode to lab colour and then selected the lightness channel and applied greyscale to it...other than that it was almost just like yours.
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dylanjones Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
Thanks you! :) I just looked at your gallery, and favourited asylum. That is what im talking about! Very, no scatch that, great constrast! Oh its to die for:)
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dylanjones Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
SPIKE!
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