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| p.1 #20 · New Black and White Conversion |
Jeff Simpson wrote:
it amazes me how many use presets. at least for me, the images never look nearly good enough as they do when manually editing.
jeff, i use nik silver efex pro 2 for all of my BW work. its a plug in for photoshop and lightroom. the out of the box presets are awful. i thought SEP2 was a steaming pile of dookie. then i started to make my own presets (in SEP2). i have about 12 that i made on my own (and use about 6 regularly). its rarely a 'click-and-done' process for me even when i use my own presets. as you mention, depending on the image, it takes a bit of tweaking (sometimes).
i built the preset i used here around these images specifically and it plays nice for other backlit night shots.