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Jide Alakija  [admin] 
Jide's Black and white portraits
2 Sep 2006 at 16:27 GMT
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URL: http://alakija.shutterchance.com/blog.php#52417

I recently used the lab mode technique along with some other processing to produce a black and white portrait style that I'm happy with. I've decided to outline some steps as to how I achieved this.

Firstly here is the original image
http://www.alakija.com/tutorial/step1.jpg">


Using the tutorial http://tips.romanzolin.com/articles/article046_1.shtml">here on how to convert using lab mode I was able to produce the image below.


http://www.alakija.com/tutorial/step2.jpg">


I applied the yellow tone by creating a "Solid Colour Adjustment Layer" The colour HEX code is #ffcc99

To get the right amount of toning I applied the tones to the Shadows only by double clicking on the "Solid Colour Adjustment Layer" that I've just created, you should get the menu below.


http://www.alakija.com/tutorial/step3.jpg">


Notice that the Slider titled "Underlying layer" has a half triangle on the right, to do this hold unto the Alt key (I think apple key for MAC) and select the white point and drag it all the way to the left, Also change the blend mode to "Multiply".

The next think you need is to increase the luminosity of your image and you can do this through creating a "curves adjustment" layer. Drag the curve as shown in the image below.


http://www.alakija.com/tutorial/step4.jpg">


There you have it. Now there are some more advanced methods which I haven't gone into but I want to make sure that this is covered and understood first before I go into them.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me about them and I'll post a response again here.
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