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    Toning B&W images

    ive been getting some really "gray" images and im looking for some tips or info about how transform them into really nice B&W images.

    i think this is commonly referred to as toning, but i dont really know how to do it.

    any tips or links to learn?

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    Re: Toning B&W images

    try split toning in lightroom. try making the highlights warmer and the shadows cooler.

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    Re: Toning B&W images

    is split toning still considered black and white? can it be printed as such?

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    Re: Toning B&W images

    no, it adds color to the image and should be printed in color. here's an example of the type i described above - warmed highlights and cooled shadows.
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    Re: Toning B&W images

    There's a good introductory article here:

    http://www.butzi.net/articles/toning.htm

    I tone at the printing stage. Depending on your printer setup sometimes you can change the tone there (for example, Epson's Advanced Black and White mode). I use dedicated black and white inks with the toners in the printer.
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