I think all of you can see that I like black and white photos, but sometimes I like to add a little bit of color to them. Sometimes the b&w pictures are so stark, and I just want to warm them up a little bit. Think sepia with a lighter touch.
First, do the normal processing to convert the photos to b&w by adding a black and white conversion layer or gradient map layer.
Next, add a hue/saturation adjustment layer (you can find it in the layers view under the circle that is half black/half white). You can mess around with the dials a bit to see how they adjust the color. Here’s a few examples, the first is the plain black and white. I have the settings on the remaining pictures.
I really generally only use the first one that warms it up a bit, but as you can see from the current header on my blog, I used a blue saturation so it matched the colors of this theme.
This is a just a short tip and a little different way to convert a picture to b&w.
Anna asked me if I would take a few pictures that others have taken and process them using my processing, then give the steps. I would love to do that! I know that it takes a lot of practice and research to figure out how to do it “just so”. My methods aren’t necessarily the “right” way, just how I like to my pictures to look. Just send me a picture at stacy at the-kraft-family dot com and I will choose the first couple to process and put up the steps next week.