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
Conversion using Hue/Saturation mask and Brightness/Contrast mask:
Conversion using PSE's Convert to B&W tool, Urban/Snapshot style and adjusted red, green, and contrast sliders:
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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!
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.