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Book Review: Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging(Updated)
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IR Staff reviews Peter K. Burian's latest book, "Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging."

Digital Workflow for RAW Processing: Part IV - Batch
Thursday April 1, 2004
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The fourth in a five part series, Jeff demonstrates the application of settings from one image to a series of images within Photoshop.

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John Paul Caponigro discusses an under-used feature of Photoshop. Allowing you to use the automate function to create universally viewable PDF slideshows!

Black and White Conversion
Monday March 8, 2004
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A outline of Black and White conversions as well as a free Photoshop Action.

Digital Workflow for RAW Processing: Part III - White Balance
Monday March 8, 2004
by Jeff Schewe

Third in a five part series, Jeff Schewe demonstrates how to achieve an accurate White Balance when using Camera Raw.

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AuthorSubject: converting color to grayscale?   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Steve Peters
Posted on Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:32 PM

I know that converting a color to black and white using the channel mixer is often better that just using convert to grayscale. I have a client that says that there is no way to convert a color image and make it look as good as an image shot in black and white. So they want the photographer to shoot in black and white as well as color. So this would double my work, but of course they do not have double the money. So, I just want to confirm that, you can in deed get a black and white from a color image that will be as good as an original black and white? The black and white is going to run in the newspaper. So besides using channel mixer, any other tricks? Also, for newspaper , what should my gamma be set at in color prefs? How do I soft proof for newpaper?


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