Some of you may or may not have seen these but I'm making a slideshow of my work so clients can see it. I've been going through some older photos and redid some of them before I created my b/w2 action.....I like them much better now! LOL!!
This I have to say is my fav, I'm getting this one on a gallery-wrap canvas....I just love it sooo much! =)
Sorry some of these are soooo small, I wish you could seen them bigger but I had to size for the blog without jacking up all the side links. =(
Another fav...she was twirling away in there. =) I've got to learn to take more candids of her.
Another possible gallery-wrap! =)
And I don't think I've ever showed this one before. It's fun going back and looking at old photos because I always miss some the first time around. =)
I've gotten a bunch of questions about my conversions lately. I'll answer some here to help you guys out. =)"Do you use your own b/w action on your photos?"
Yes, I use my b/w2 conversion on all my b/w photos. Sometimes I stop it mid-way through, and othertimes I run it all the way."What do you do to tweak your conversion?"
Honestly, I do maybe 3 major things...I adjust the levels at the first stop. And sometimes I'll add a duplicate Shadow/Highlight layer and play there. It really depends on the photo. Othertimes, I will make an adjustment curves layer and click on each eyedropper and make a slight s-curve."How do you get that brown tone?"
It's in the action but you can just click on Hue/Sat and put the numbers 30, 8, 0 in. It really depends too....with the second number, I usually stay between 4-8 meaning 8 brings more brown tones in and 4 makes it a true b/w."What opacity percentage do you usually use with your vintage action?"
I stay right around 40%."I like the look of the b/w gradient map in your vintage action, do you have any pointers on that?"
Yes, there are a couple people that I know that run the color booster action all the way to the vintage action and don't adjust the layer opacity to bring color back in. A tip that you can do is just click on the gradient map adjustment layer and click on the map bar and bring your black slider over to your right. That brings out the shadows a bit and darkens your blacks."Are you going to make actions for PSE users?"
I sure hope so....since my actions uses elements that PSE does not have, I'm trying to make them as close to what I have. I may have to do a .psd file and that really leaves no tweaking for you which I don't like. I want you guys to be able to make it your own. With an .atn file, I can't support it, I have no clue how to load them and I don't have PSE either so I can't try to figure it out. I don't want to sell something that I can't back and support so I'm trying to come to a happy medium with them. Just bare with me. =)
I think that's it...let me know if you guys have any other questions.
Have a great weekend,