Uploaded: April 24, 2004


Same photo I entered the other day. I used a different method of converting to black and white and now I think I like it better!


Kelly Abernathy level-classic April 24, 2004

This looks great! What are the methods you used each time - I think I like this one better too. I love the pic in the first place - it's a great one. Very nice -K #120903

Deanna Cathcart April 24, 2004

The first time I just converted it by image/mode/grayscale then messed with the contrast a bit. This time I used layer/new adjustment layer I used 4 adjustment layers: levels, contrast, and two hue saturation levels. The top hue saturation level was left in normal mode with the saturation pulled down to -100. The hue saturation level under that one was set to color and the hue and saturations were adjusted until I go the tones I was looking for. Levels and contrast were adjusted as needed. I really like the results of this method and the way it helps to seperate the tones. #500120

Shirley L. Carpenter April 24, 2004

Excellent job Deanna!!!!I liked your others also... #500155

Debra Booth April 24, 2004

Great shot, Deanna! #500224

Amanda E. Radovic April 24, 2004

Firstly - great photo in fact I love all your stuff. Secondly your question....technically the first is better because it has retained the dress detail which you have lost in this version. Having said that, I prefer the more dynamic feel to this. Perhaps a little adjustment on the curves adjustment layer will help to bring the detail back, then you will need to go back and do the contrast layer until you reach the best contrast that retains the shadow detail. If you want to email me I can steer you in the way of a couple of good and simple BW plug ins. #500320

Colette M. Metcalf April 24, 2004

Very nice, Deanna!! #500411

Diane Addonizio April 24, 2004

Great picture, thanks for sharing your method! #500502

Deanna Cathcart April 25, 2004

Thank you Shirley, Deb, Amanda, Collette, and Diane for the comments!

Amanda I'll be getting back to you!! I always love to learn something new! #500993

Stephen Zacker April 25, 2004

Neat image Deanna!

Sorry I haven't commented the past few days! #500994

Deanna Cathcart April 25, 2004

That's ok Stephen, I'm about 3 days behind myself!! Thanks for the comment! #501069

Dale Ann Cubbage April 25, 2004

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who is playing catchup! I liked the first one, but this does look a little more dramatic. #502356

Susan T. Evans level-classic April 29, 2004

Wow, Deanna, this is great!!! very dramatic!!! love the splash! #509483

Diane Addonizio May 13, 2004

Congratulations, Deanna! #535532

Susan T. Evans level-classic May 13, 2004

Congrats Deanna, glad to see this here! #536135

Colette M. Metcalf May 14, 2004

Congrats, Deanna!!! #536913

Debra Booth May 14, 2004

Congratulations, Deanna! #537302

Kelly Abernathy level-classic May 14, 2004

Congratulations! -K #539075

Dale Ann Cubbage May 15, 2004

Congrats Deanna! #541727

Susana Matos May 19, 2004

Congratulations on this great photo! Superbe!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #548591

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