January 03, 2007

Black & White in CS3

Photoshop engineer Geoff Scott spotted a beautiful black & white image from photographer Moose Peterson, made with the help of Photoshop CS3.  (Too bad the online version isn’t larger.)   Moose writes, "I’ve always loved B&W photography but until recent developments such at the Epson 3800 and 7800 and B&W conversion in Photoshop, B&W was downright painful. With amazing paper like Epson’s UltraSmooth Fine Art and the ease of B&W conversion in CS3, why wouldn’t someone enjoy the amazing old art of B&W photography."

For more info, check out Russell Brown’s 4-minute video intro to the Black & White dialog, where he shows off the ability to click and drag on color regions to adjust them, as well as a technique for hand-tinting the results.  Russell produced some great B&W presets for Camera Raw in CS2, so I’m sure he’ll offer more good info, tips, and settings for the much-improved B&W controls in CS3′s Camera Raw 4.0.  I had fun using the new split toning functions, together with Photoshop’s venerable Lighting Effects dialog, to show my wife contemplating a "Portrait of the Governor as a Young Man" on New Year’s Eve. (It was a weird party. ;-))

Posted by John Nack at 11:15 AM on January 03, 2007

Comments

  • Trevor Morris — 5:55 AM on January 04, 2007

    John,
    Happy New Year!
    Your link to Moose’s photo doesn’t appear to be working–could just be a problem on his end, but I thought I should let you know in case the URL is incorrect.
    [Happy New Year, Trevor. I just clicked the URL & the page came up, so maybe his site wasn't responding. --J.]

  • Trevor Morris — 11:35 AM on January 07, 2007

    Yup, seems to be working now. Thanks.

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