Steve asked this question (ask your Gimp related question here.):
first, thanks for your awesome tutorials that showed me the power of layer masks, they really helped me!
I was experimenting with black and white photos and I wondered how to create an awesome black and white photo from a colored original.
Just desaturating it, in most cases, does not give an satisfying result, the photo just appears “gray” to me. What I want, is a sharp photo full of contrast, but on the other hand it should stay realistic.
Do you know how I reach such an effect best?
Thanks for your help, Steve
hey Steve, I went ahead and broke this down into a list of things to do. This method will go over the exact process that I make to create black and white images like these: