My family


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Well my wife and son anyway. Converted to B&W (using Wabbitt's LAB method :thumbsup:), resized and border added.

Canon 350D | Tv: 1/20 sec | Av: F3.2 | ISO: 200 | Focal length: 18mm




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That is an excellent photo. Well done there mate.

I really like the LAB method of B/W conversions, as it adds a slightly dreamy finish to the final outcome and doesn't need too much playing around (for example if you use the Channel Mixer method which needs a bit of tweaking).

Top shot!


Agree, an absolutely lovely family portrait, I should really do more :thumbsup:


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bstonehouse said:
This gives a great finish - can this method be used in Photoshop Elements 4 ?

I'm not really sure, as I've never used Elements.

If you want to try, the Photoshop method is as follows;

-Change the image Mode to LAB (as opposed to RGB).
-Go to the Channels, and you should see 'Luminance, A, and B' channels.
-Right click the A channel and delete it
-Do the same for the B channel
-Change the image to Greyscale
-And finally change back to RGB

You can now tweak the levels and curves (if you have those plug-ins) to get the black and white points spot on.

Give it a try to see if it works.

Anyway... I'm going off topic!!!! Sorry!

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