Soften B&W Shot

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with RAW format a little more while I was up in San Jose, CA. During my visit, we stopped by Santana Row, a very nice shopping area.


Here is a shot I took from there. The original shot was done in color using RAW format. I used Nikon Capture NX to enhance the contrast of it and crop it. I then workflow it over to Adobe Photoshop CS2 where i convert it to Black and White and used a nice soft action called "Glamour" to give it a nice soft effect on it. Afterward adjusted the lighting a bit to give it a more dark contrast to the overall image. Let me know what you think.



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I've used the following Photoshop Action On it:

Glamour Blur: http://www.atncentral.com/Zip_Actions/glamblur.zip
Black & White: http://www.atncentral.com/Zip_Actions/gormanbw.zip

Comments are gladly appreciated!!