Luminosity Blending provides the potential for
A quick 1-step processing technique
To bring out detail in an image
A step-by-step example:
1. As Captured 2. RAW>JPEG
3. Silver Efex Pro 4. Luminosity Blend of 2 & 3
RAW>JPEG included white balance adjustments and shadow recovery
This is an overview. The details are in the previous posts.
The final result is dependent mainly on the characteristics of the B&W image.
There is no panacea – experiment and you’ll discover what works best for you.
- Do not use a B&W conversion that is itself a luminosity conversion
- If you do, there will NO change to your image – and you’re looking for change (refer to the previous post)
- “what is best” is “what YOU want”. It’s your vision, not someone else’s.