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    Working on my B&W conversions. A couple for C&C.

    Thanks for looking.

    Went for a more gritty effect for these old train tracks:

    Working on my B&W conversions.  A couple for C&C.


    I wanted to try and soften the photo of the chairs that was taken under rather harsh sunlight:

    Working on my B&W conversions.  A couple for C&C.


    This shot, I was trying to use different filters and processing effects to create a more layered effect in what was a busy, low impact shot:

    Working on my B&W conversions.  A couple for C&C.

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    Re: Working on my B&W conversions. A couple for C&C.

    All individual images have their own unique story, Steve. I suggest you use some selective dodging and burning via a mask layer to add more drama on the images. Among the 3, I like #2. With some additional tweaks, #2 could be a winner!

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    Re: Working on my B&W conversions. A couple for C&C.

    Thanks for the comments Jiro!

    As soon as I figure out how to use layers I'll give it a try . I 'm afraid I'm still quite a neophyte with post processing.
    I have no Idea what I'm doing, but I'll figure it out eventually.

    Thanks again for your suggestions!

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    Re: Working on my B&W conversions. A couple for C&C.

    If there are things that you need to really study in photoshop... that would be layering and masking. Took me almost a year to understand them since I only self-study but it was all worth it.

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    Re: Working on my B&W conversions. A couple for C&C.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    If there are things that you need to really study in photoshop... that would be layering and masking. Took me almost a year to understand them since I only self-study but it was all worth it.
    Good advice Jiro. I've been putting it off I think. Hopefully Elements 9 will be enough for me to learn on. I don't have CS5

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