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How to get a satin look to black and white....

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1 hour ago, DavidWalker said:

(NB. BW is not the problem) 

What is "NB"? – Doesn't in particular BW allow detailed brightness adjustment related to certain color areas?
You might use White Balance additionally to shift certain colors for BW, or use a mask e.g. to darken the sky separately.


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The above image has quite an HDR sense to it and may have been composed from multiple exposures of the same shot. Affinity can do that with the HDR Merge feature. If you have just one exposure, try to boost the Local Contrast setting in the Tone Mapping Persona (while keeping the Tone Compression all the way down). This works better with higher bit depths. Also, the harvester looks heavily retouched. I'm pretty sure there's a lot of brushwork involved in the shading of the vehicle's body.

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9 hours ago, thomaso said:

What is "NB"? – Doesn't in particular BW allow detailed brightness adjustment related to certain color areas?
You might use White Balance additionally to shift certain colors for BW, or use a mask e.g. to darken the sky separately.

thanks for the tips

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2 hours ago, kaffeeundsalz said:

The above image has quite an HDR sense to it and may have been composed from multiple exposures of the same shot. Affinity can do that with the HDR Merge feature. If you have just one exposure, try to boost the Local Contrast setting in the Tone Mapping Persona (while keeping the Tone Compression all the way down). This works better with higher bit depths. Also, the harvester looks heavily retouched. I'm pretty sure there's a lot of brushwork involved in the shading of the vehicle's body.

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11 hours ago, sfriedberg said:

Play with contrast.  You've shown an image with very subdued highlights, and generally modest contrast.  Try a curve adjustment to knock down the whites into the lighter greys.

Thanks, I will give it a try

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