Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Black & White Techniques

Grayscale, then Fresco filter, Multiply, 50%























I was converting some of my photos to black and white images.  Here's the closest I have to the original photo:




















Next, I tried black and white effects on a picture of a farm building. 

Cropped, Grayscale, then adjusted Levels
























Again, this is the closest I have to the original photo:
















The tendency, when going from a color image, to black and white, is to use the "desaturate" feature.  Actually, I believe that going to Adjustment, Mode, Grayscale, gives a truer black and white effect.  Here's my third effort:

Cropped, Grayscale, then used Poster Edges Filter at 75%























Here's the original photograph, taken at Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.


















This assignment was done for my Beyond Layers class. 

4 comments:

wayne15575 said...

Beautiful Jean

Beverly said...

Very nice work!! Thanks for sharing your techniques. I have not done much b/w adjusting, other than in LR with presets, or simply using the convert to b/w tool. I would love to know more about what adjustments make the best conversion. That will be another photo class, I'm sure.

Mary Ann Roesler said...

The floral really pops. A clue which works often to pop B & W is to adjust the yellow slider after converting.

Butterbean Row said...

Jean,
My favorites are the last two. They really pop!

♥charlotte