Go back in time! Create Black and White images with a magical
twist. Don't throw your images you don't like - experiment...
B/Works is for creating old fashioned B/W images, Sepia or Duotone
Sometimes you have a picture which doesn't look very exciting in
color, try to experiment with B/Works and maybe you create some
art! Who knows?
As a special bonus there is also included a procedure to enhance
sky - to create the powerful dark dramatic sky.
is easy, load a picture and try some of the presets.
If you like what you see, save it (under different name, please..)
The image on the left was created using Duotone preset.
Shadow and the Button look was added by UltraSnap
- our excellent screen capturing tool.
to experiment - B/W or sepia pictures looks many times more dramatic
at the image below. Enhanced sky gives this picture a very interesting
feeling, dynamics and life look which the original
didn't have. The original image is just regular shot of building...
Duotone, Heavy Sky.
your web page an artistic, retro look - use for example duotone
Tip: Contrast B/W images looks best on black
This tool is free from mediachance.com
You have two choices:
-a Stand-Alone version or
-Photo-Brush XTR plug-in version.
Please read what is the difference between Stand-Alone and XTR version.
Photo-Brush XTR plug-in, version 1.1 ( 100 kB)
Read here how to install XTR Plug-In files.
New: The Bworks 1.1 is already included in the installation of Photo-Brush so you don't need to download 1.1 xtr again
|Stand-Alone version 1.0 ( 650 kB)
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image above uses Burned preset. The original color image
didn't have much life...but here the enhanced contrast and coloring
make the image much more interesting.
Dramatic effects with Heavy Sky settings.
The Heavy Sky shows "bricks"?
By using Heavy Sky settings on compressed JPEG pictures you
may discover that some large areas shows a quite big rectangular
pixelation (like mosaic effect). Congratulation, you discovered
the JPEG compression. In JPEG one of the trick to compress
picture is to save the color parts of the image in much lower resolution
than intensity. Intensity is the Black & White part of the image
and this is where we see the small details. The other 2 color parts
are less important for eye so JPEG saves them in much lower resolution
- depending on compression as well. Unfortunately the color parts
are very important when we use the Heavy Sky effects. When you use
JPEG of poor quality with Heavy Sky effects the compression will
BTW if next time you see JPEG 4:2:2 compression, you will know that
it means for 4 pixels of intensity there are just 2 pixels of color
information right away- even if you use 0% compression. And when
you use compression the color information starts going down to larger
and larger "bricks".
Try to avoid JPEG compression as much as you can. I am not saying
that you have to always use super-fine resolution your camera offers.
But at least use the second best resolution.
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