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Old Jul 3, 2007, 7:28 PM   #1
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Interesting challenge this time, Cal. You said it would be a learning challenge , and that's definitely the case for me. Thanks for the links on different conversion methods. I've been playing with a couple of them, and I particularly like the Gorman-Holbert conversion method outlined at blackandwhitedigital.com. This first shot was a lily converted solely with this technique.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 7:30 PM   #2
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 7:34 PM   #3
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This canna proved to be more of a challenge because of the darkness of the bokeh in the original image. Before I went to the Gorman-Holbert method, I went to the channels palette (PS7) and boosted the level of the blue channel while dropping the green and red slightly. I then applied the Gorman-Holbert steps. However, further adjustment was needed so I upped the contrast, then applied an "S" curve with the curves adjustment.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 9:40 PM   #5
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Trojansac,I am fixed now, When I saw B/W pic. I loved it, but colour looks much better. Now I fixed which is better.Colour one is catchy to eye. but heart goes to B/W.Well done
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 9:45 PM   #6
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I am a big fan of b/w photography and that first conversion is right on the money IMO! Great work!

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Old Jul 3, 2007, 10:12 PM   #7
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I like the first conversion the best. It is very clear and the tones well balanced.

The second conversion looks a bit "muddy" to me. I think this may be due to some oversaturation of the original.

I realize, after reading your description of the conversion process you used, I've got a lot to learn.

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The first one looks great
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Thanks to all for looking and commenting. Cal, you say that my workflow was areminder of how much you have to learn about conversions. Well, it was your links that got me started learning. I had never done a conversion before tonight other than a couple of simple ones using the "Timeline" tool in PSP 11.

I'm looking forward to doing a lot of experimenting with this one.
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One of the things that's interesting about this challenge is the dramatically different results you can get in a conversion just by changing the method of conversiion. I've been playing with a couple of them this morning and converted the lily in Photo #1 using PSP 11 and just the Channel Mixer, tweaking the settings for effect.
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