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    I was playing around with my Speedlight and directional lighting last night and decided to play with Photoshop Elements and B&W conversions this morning. I think the comp is off in this one, but I love the light in her eyes. Which conversion do you like better? Anyone have any conversion tips for PSE?

    Settings: ISO 400, 1/60 sec, f/4.5, 56mm on my 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and Speedlight on 1/8 or 1/4 power

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    First one looks pretty good. Second one looks blown on the side of her face.

    I convert by using a Gradient Map layer then playing with a Levels and/or Brightness Contrast layer.
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    I prefer the second one to be honest. It may be a little blown on her face, but it doesn't bother me. I only use Lightroom, so I have no advice
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    Thanks, girls. I'm going to have to look into the gradient map thing.

    *goes away and looks at a few things*

    Wow, that's much better than going to Hue/Saturation and just sliding down the saturation Me likey!

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    Yes, use gradient map on PSE - it'll be much easier for conversion. You can select the side of her face that is bright and tone it down a bit so when you do conversion/adjustment it won't be blown.
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