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    Default I WILL have a succesful conversion

    I've been working on trying to make good conversions for a while. I *think* I've gotten better with keeping their skin from looking too muddy. What I need to work on I think it the contrast. I know lighting is most important. I'm still trying to pin point good light and utilize it.

    Opinions on this conversion?

    Here's my first attempt:
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    And this is my attempt after reading a few tutorials.
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    ETA one more attempt: I started with the RAW file here instead of with my original conversion.
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    Can you post the sooc?

    -Nevermind...just saw it on the other thread. Will be back with my conversion on this one-
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    Ok, here's my typical conversion. I do a gradient map layer. Then, I played with a levels layer in "RGB". I brought the left slider over to "22" and the right slider to "240" and left the middle one alone. Then I did a brightness/contrast layer. I left the brightness alone, and brought the contrast up to "13".

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    Here is my conversion. I took your original photo and adjusted brightness - as the side of her face is blown out. Remove some red and yellow. Then I do something similar to what Stephanie does but instead of using Levels - I play with the curves. These are all private in my flickr - I can bring it down if you want.

    1 - B&W, 2 - I tried to make it warm, 3 - with a tinge of blue.

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    I am looking at your conversion. I think it's good - looks like you were going for a warm conversion. Just make sure sometimes when you are doing this things can get blown out. The left side of her face is looking fairly blown in your conversion. I usually say anything above 250 is blown for me. Hope this helps!

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    Those are really nice ladies. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by EL2 View Post
    I am looking at your conversion. I think it's good - looks like you were going for a warm conversion. Just make sure sometimes when you are doing this things can get blown out. The left side of her face is looking fairly blown in your conversion. I usually say anything above 250 is blown for me. Hope this helps!
    What do you mean by above 250? What value is this and how do I find it?

    BTW I do like the warmer conversions.
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    I forget what editing software you are using.
    Here are illustrations in PS and LR to help better explain what I am talking about. This is how I understand it. If this info is wrong, please anyone feel free to correct it!

    PS - checking for blown spots


    The graph on the top right is your histogram. Tells a lot about how well exposed your picture is. Typically you want to see the nice bell shape.

    1 - this is the info button - this is how I check to see for blown spots.
    2 - RGB value - this is where you see the 0 to 250 value.
    3 - pointer
    4 - where i hovered to check for blown spot.

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    LR is a bit easier - you can check the clippings. By clicking on view and click on show clippings. Those triangles will show up in the histogram (1 & 2)The triangle to the left will show what you clipped in blacks and the one to the right will show what whites you clipped.

    You can see it from the circles i made in the picture - the ones highlighted in red is white clipped and then highlighted in blue is black clipped.

    Is this clear as mud? LOL
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    Eww... just noticed how dusty my headboard is... must Dust...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EL2 View Post
    Eww... just noticed how dusty my headboard is... must Dust...
    I didn't even notice until you pointed it out.
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