shellie44

Softening A B/w Photo

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Hi there! How are you doing the conversion? Using the Convert to Black and white function under the Enhance tab??

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I prefer to use the Gradient Map setting under the Create Adjustment Layer tab in the layers palette, it gives a nicer colour... if it is too harsh there are a number of things you can do...

 

1. duplicate the layer and add Gaussian blur to it and overlay

2. add some warmth by overlaying a sepia tone or cream or pink or whatever works with your page...

3. you could even adjust the contrast/brightness under the Enhance>Adjust lighting tab...

 

If none of these work, try posting your image so we can see what the problem is??

 

Good luck!

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I prefer to use the Gradient Map setting under the Create Adjustment Layer tab in the layers palette, it gives a nicer colour... if it is too harsh there are a number of things you can do...

 

1. duplicate the layer and add Gaussian blur to it and overlay

2. add some warmth by overlaying a sepia tone or cream or pink or whatever works with your page...

3. you could even adjust the contrast/brightness under the Enhance>Adjust lighting tab...

 

If none of these work, try posting your image so we can see what the problem is??

 

Good luck!

 

Thanks for your ideas; I am going to try these and let you know how it works

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I really like Melissa Renfro's Photo Basics Action Set. With the chocolate & sepia tones, and smart glow option, they've worked really well for me. (And they're worth a look, just for the 13 different looks of an adorable baby shown in one of the marketing images!)

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