Getting Around in GIMP - B&W Conversion (Part 2)

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Created Nov 28, 2012
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Second part of a (hopefully) comprehensive tutorial on converting your color images to grayscale (B&W). This time I look at the Channel Mixer and some common settings used (including some presets for B&W film emulation).

There are many ways to get a simple grayscale image from GIMP. This series of tutorials will attempt to cover as many of the methods as possible, and to present what the differences are.

I'll also outline a workflow that will focus on maintaining the highest tonal density across your image, and then to consider final "printing" of the image through various adjustments to arrive at a high quality final result.

This second part focuses on using the Channel Mixer for desaturating images by controlling contributions from each of the Red, Green, and Blue channels.

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  1. Jan 23, 2013, juicyvanil said:

    how are you doing like to ask you few questions

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