my New Year's Resolution (2 for cc)

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my New Year's Resolution (2 for cc)

I resolve to be more involved with this board again! I have learned so much by posting pics for cc, and I really want to improve both my shooting and my editing/pp skills!

I found an action I really like, called Splendor, for b & w conversions. Is it too much? I posted the SOOC too, for comparison. What would you do differently?

1. f/4, 1/320, ISO 400 (canon 100mm lens)

SOOC

2.f/4, 1/250, ISO 400

SOOC

Also...how do you get rid of mottled newborn skin? It's SO noticeable in the conversion! Please give me some CC. Thanks!

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Hi there! Smile Nice to see ya here again! Very cute pictures! The conversions are nice except the originals are a bit underexposed especially the second one. So when you convert them they are still underexposed. I'm not sure how to get rid of mottled newborn skin. Sorry can't help ya there. Smile

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Neat conversion. I don't usually use actions, but this is nice. I think the biggest thing on these is that you should try to edit the color version first, then convert to b&w, then you can tweak your conversion using curves to achieve the look you were going or.

Here is a quick example, let me know if you want me to take it down... I just did a screen layer and bumped curves, then a LAB conversion.

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Oh yeah, I forgot to say PTE, I am fine w/that. Thanks! I definitely see a difference in Owen's skin tone with the new b & w edit.

I don't know how to use curves! I usually use levels to correct exposure. I have CS5 and still trying to figure it all out.

I'm usually nak too, so y'all know!

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Don't worry, I am just now learning how to use curves Lol and I've had it for awhile. I think It would really help to read about it somewhere. I am ordering a book on photoshop in the future so hopefully then Wink I like Beths edit. I'll have to play around with converting in lab mode Smile

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I love Jacob's moody little face and grin in the first pic! Your boys are so beautiful, Kaci! So glad to "reconnect" with you here, BTW! Smile