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Vitamin BW

Single and Triple Tone B&W Converter

Brilliant and rich gray tones based on a totally new concept. Get three different tonal versions with one click. Basic and advanced B&W editing made easy

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Basic and Advanced B&W Tonal Editing Made Easy.

A Black & White Converter with brilliant and rich gray tones based on a totally new concept. Get a choice three different tonal versions with one click, compare or blend them.

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VitaminBW | Single and Triple Tone B&W Converter


VitaminBW is a black & white converter that works as a filter with Photoshop CS6, CC, CC2014.
It’s main features are “Single Tone and  “Triple Tone”.
With “Single Tone” you will get by default one black and white version with rich and brilliant tonal gradations.
“Triple Tone” with one click, will serve you on a silver tray three different tonal versions, all in a single Photoshop document. In a while you will be able to choose the best or blend two or more.
VitaminBW will dramatically change your approach to black & white conversion.

Single Tone


The Vitaminized Basic Conversion with rich and brilliant tonal gradations. The conversion come grouped with a flat layer to tweak the contrast and a mask to correct any unwanted halo.

Triple Tone


The Core feature of VitaminBW. Get three tonal versions with one click. Choose one or blend two or more versions with un-paralleled results. A quick jump to advanced b&w conversion techniques

Color Filters


A full range of great color filters, starting from the Red, the crazy horse of tonal conversion, with the best and the worst of anything. All filtered layers come with a neutral layer to tweak them.

Colorization


Change the tint of your image: cool, warm or mixed. Our algorithm preserves the highlights to obtain more pleasant color and tonal contrast. You can decrease or saturate the hue.

  • Brilliant and Tonally Rich Conversion 70%
  • Three Tonal Versions With One Click 85%
  • A Full Set of Great Color Filters 50%

 

Two Minutes Tutorial | Watch Here How Vitamin and Triple Tone Work



Download a sample file shown in the screencast

Valli del Mincio nei pressi di Grazie (MN)To further understand how VitaminBW works we suggest you to download the sample file containing all the versions.
Play with layers opacity and masks in order to appreciate the versatility and the power of Triple Tone.

Check out all the delicate additonal tonalities of the sky in the orange version that was not possible to show in the screenscast.
Paint on the mask of the blue layer to touch with your hands the unbelievable improvement of the foliage that is not achievable in any other way.

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VitaminBW | Single and Triple Tone B&W Converter

 

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Compatibility Version 1.0.1

  • Photoshop CC 2014, CC, CS6
  • MAC: All version of OSX compatible with the above Photoshop versions, Maverick included
  • WIN: All version of OS compatible with the above Photoshop versions, WIN8 included

Changes in 1.0.1

  • Once applied Triple Tone display the groups closed, in order to let you to compare quickly the three versions simply activating the eye icons. In this mode you can change the version opacity , blending options or painting on the mask. In case of  more advanced editing simply open the group in order to display all available layers. See the image below.
  • Now the group naming is correctly displayed in this sequence: process, filter, hue

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Read online or download  user manuals here >vitaminbw_manual_en


Triple Tone Step by Step


Here below an example of how Triple Tone works on a beauty file. Open the toggle content to read more.
Manually navigate back and forth using the keyboard  left/right arrow keys or swipe on devices.

  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
    1. Original
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
    2. Flat layer = Luminosity
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
    3, Vitamin BW applied in Triple Tone Mode. Filter:None
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
    4. Vitamin BW applied in Triple Tone Mode. Filter:Blue
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
    5. Vitamin BW applied in Triple Tone Mode. Filter:Blue with opacity reduced at 70%
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
    6. Vitamin BW applied in Triple Tone Mode. Filter:Orange
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
    7. Vitamin BW applied in Triple Tone Mode. Filter:Orange + Curve to add a bit more punch
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up
  • Beautiful Girl With Orchid Flowers. Perfect Make-up

Technical notes & Photo Credits
  • We got this steps simply pressing the “Triple Tone” button. In addition you can see two variations on the default Blue and Orange.
  1. Original. The file is nice and in color works well.
  2. Flat layer. Similar to Lab luminosity. As you can see the file have lost great part of his contrast. Read why in the toggle Do your Black & White Conversions Look Flat?”. With this file you can tweak the contrast reducing the opacity of the VitaminBW layer or paint in the white mask with a soft black brush to remove unwanted halos.
  3. Vitamin BW layer. Filter: None.
  4. Vitamin BW layer. Filter: Blue - A more exotic look, probably a bit eccessive. Orchids are amazing!
  5. Vitamin BW layer. Filter: Blue reducing the opacity at 70%. Well balanced.
  6. Vitamin BW layer. Filter: Orange. A bit lack on contrast with a very interesting skin result.
  7. Vitamin BW layer. Filter: Orange with a curve layer added for a bit more punch.

So VitaminBW prosposed you three different tonal variations. A defaul one, already very good, one with an exotic look and with very nice orchids and one very sweet, with a very nice skin rendition. It’s up to you and your creativity to get the most out from this versions.

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Single and triple tone examples. To help you to understand how Vitamin BW works we added the Photoshop layers.
Manually navigate back and forth using the keyboard  left/right arrow keys or swipe on devices.

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    1. Original
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    2. Single Tone - No filter - Flat Layer
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    3. Single Tone - No filter - Vitamin Layer Activate
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    4. Triple Tone - Blue Version
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    5. Triple Tone - Blue Version Masked except the foliage and the water - Final
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    1. Single Tone - No filter - Flat Layer
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    2. Single Tone - No filter - Vitamin applied with ugly halos
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    3. Single Tone - No filter - Vitamin applied with ugly halos easily masked
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  • vitaminbw_ba_14
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Technical notes & Photo Credits
  • First subject. Fire on the Mincio valley
  1. Original. The file is nice and in color works well.
  2. Flat layer. Similar to Lab luminosity. Loosing the color contrast the file has a severe lack of contrast. This flat layer may be useful to tweak the contrast reducing the opacity of the VitaminBW layer or paint in the white mask with a soft black brush to remove unwanted halos.
  3. We applied Triple Tone. This is the VitaminBW layer. Filter: None. A great starting point. The foliage is a bit confused.
  4. Vitamin BW layer. Filter: Blue – Stunning inprovement of the foliage. The water also looks better.
  5. We filled the blue layer mask with black and paint with a white soft brush to reveal ONLY the best of the blue version, in this case the foliage and the water. Watch the black mask in the example. We didn’t add the orange version but this can even improve the sky tones.
  • All this process seem to be complicate but it takes a couple of minutes, including the evaluation of the version. However the blue version without any masking could be a good choice. The nice of Triple Tone is that it offers three version, often unexpected
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  • Second subject. Portrait of Giuseppe Andretta, Photoshop Instructor
  1. Original
  2. Flat layer. Unaccettable from the tonal point of view. Of course you could work with the curves but the result should be not so good.
  3. Single tone. No Filter. Great improvement but with a very ugly halo arounfd the head.
  4. A quick retouch painting with a black soft brush on the white mask. Fast and easy. This was possible because, in general the flat layer below have a similar tonal value.

…I’ve downloaded it and I LOVE it! This is fantastic!! I was so excited to use Vitamin BW that I purchased a PSCC subscription just so I could try it out…

Lea Murphy

Kansas City, Mo, United States, Website >

…it is a great tool that offers me unimagined possibilities in black and white  conversion…

Harald J.Braun

München, Germany, Website >

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