Vitamin BW

Spice up your Black & White conversions!

VitaminBW presentation image

BY DAVIDE BARRANCA

Contrast boost

The BW routine features a built-in smart contrast enhancement, that overcomes the issue of flat-looking conversions. A Boost option is available when you need a bit of extra punch and a more 3D look.

BW Filters

Apply the digital equivalent of colored filters (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green, Blue) that Black & White photographers use to mount on camera lenses to exploit the scene contrast: landscapes, portraits, skies, etc.

Toning

Vitamin BW provides a bouquet of toning renderings: besides the default Neutral, you can choose between Warm, Cool or Mixed - an interesting effect which is Warm in the highlights and Cool in the Shadows.

Processing

In order to give you total customization control, Vitamin BW output is split in layers: you can just flatten them if the default result satisfies you, or paint layer masks to precisely target the image to your taste.


Before After

Vitamin BW Interface Screenshot

Documentation

Introducing VitaminBW

All features explained with examples by author Davide Barranca.

VitaminBW User Manual

User Manual

More detailed look at the interface and output

VitaminBW review

Review

VitaminBW independent review by Color Correction teacher Marco Olivotto.

Coming Soon

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Vitamin BW (1.0.0)

Multiplatform License $34.95

Buy on Adobe Add-ons Photoshop CS6 → CC2017 (Mac & Win)

Reviews

 (4/5 based on 1 reviews on Adobe Exchange)
    • A new way (v1.0.0)
    • 18 Feb 2014 by Alexander (4/5)
    • A new and fantastic way to B/W edit like painting on canvas. You ought to know about color filters, because you don't see a preview image.