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Old 03-28-2010   #1
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I was backing up some old files when I came across Rense's plug-in that I used for B&W conversion when I was actively in the business. Is anyone else still using it?
It really is quite good.

I apologize in advance if this is old, boring info but I didn't see any reference to it in recent threads. Sure, I can still convert using channel mixer and selective color blending to get what I want, but here are a couple of images that were done in just seconds using his great tool, available free here on the Camel:









Thanks again, Rense!

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Am I the only one using his plug-in?

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Nice conversions. I didn't know he had a plug-in. Learn something new every day...

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It's available free right here on the Camel - I've been using it for years.

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Cool. Thanks.

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I really like the shot which looks like the haystack. The foreground bird and the mid ground girl seem to be walking in synch.

What does Rense's conversion do that, say, the b&w in CS 4 doesn't?
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What does Rense's conversion do that, say, the b&w in CS 4 doesn't?
Probably nothing , but he did this long before any CS versions had simple sliders for B&W conversion. With CS3 and 4 you probably don't need it. I don't spend too much time here these days so I'm out of touch - do most people already have CS3 or better?

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Interesting question, Marc. I have no idea what people use. I would suspect most have migrated to CS 3+. BTW, I got an invitation from Adobe to v-attend the celebration for CS 5 on 12 Apr.
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I have tried it with CS4 and it does not seem to work. It shows up in the Filters menu but when I try to use it, the Photoshop form grays out, and the 'hourglass' comes on and stays on seemly forever (I let it run all night and it never completed). Looking at the instruction I believe that it is just doing what the Black and White Adjustment layer does in CS4. Just curious.

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I was backing up some old files when I came across Rense's plug-in that I used for B&W conversion when I was actively in the business. Is anyone else still using it?
It really is quite good.

I apologize in advance if this is old, boring info but I didn't see any reference to it in recent threads. Sure, I can still convert using channel mixer and selective color blending to get what I want, but here are a couple of images that were done in just seconds using his great tool, available free here on the Camel:

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Thanks again, Rense!

Marc
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