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Old Mar 11, 2004, 10:41 PM   #1
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Tried the grayscale conversion methods in the Photoshop cs book for digital photographers.
The Results Ta Da....

Chirp? grayscale conversion using Calculations


Chirp? grayscale conversion using channel mixer


Chirp? grayscale conversion extreme Ansel Adams method


Chirp? The original
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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Of these, I don't think you can improve on the color verson, but of the b&w ones, I like the 2nd one best. Great shot!
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well done, beautifull shot! i have to agree, i like the second one best!
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 6:38 AM   #4
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WOW! (I like the third one best).
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 8:32 AM   #5
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Opinions...we're all loaded with them. Being the contrary sort, I vote for the Calculations method. The contrast is best to my eye.

My other opinion is that this is a great photo, and if people told me to choose either the color or the b&w version, I'd tell them I'd get back to them. They'd be waiting a lifetime.
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AAAHHHH! NOT FAIR!!! beautiful shot!!!
i like the first and second one.....but how did you do the calculations part.....did you make it a channel? a document? (which makes it a document with one alpha channel that doesn't let you save it as a Jpeg) or??
also....how do you save the picture when you want to switch to greyscale using channels?

great shot.....i like the color version the best though
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Vito, when all done using Calculations, just save it in grayscale.
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hmmm....so you set calculations to new document? then change it to greyscale....then save it like that?
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so you set calculations to new document?
I ought to check to make sure, but I think that's the default. And yes, just change to grayscale and save.

Calculations is just a different method of using Channels to create grayscale, and it's easier to use when you're working with a blend of two of the channels. Also, you have the option of using the grayscale channel, which, though I don't know for sure, I strongly suspect is equivalent to the Lightness channel in LAB mode. Anyone here know the truth about this?
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ahh ok i got it
i didn't even think of changing the mode.....thanks
i posted a new one using calculations
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