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The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook by Uwe Steinmueller, Juergen Gulbins

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Black-and-White à la Russell Brown

The following monochrome conversion method comes from Russell Brown, Adobe’s very own Creative Director.[142] This method uses two stacked Hue/Saturation adjustment layers.

Figure 10-14 shows our source image, which is part of a colored cow that we photographed at the New York Cow Parade in the year 2000. These are the steps involved in Russell’s conversion:

  1. Create two new Hue/Saturation adjustment layers and name the lower one H/S Filter. Don’t make changes to any slider settings yet.

    Our initial image

    Figure 10-14. Our initial image

    Figure 10-15. The Layers stack showing our two Hue/Saturation layers

  2. Name the second layer H/S Film ...

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