This explanation is in regard of this post number: 22781391446
I explained it before, but I guess the post didn’t go through.
This is Lupe Fiasco, who I am using to demonstrate how people easily whitewash black and white photos.
The top left is the original image as I found it.
Below that is the desaturation/BW filter at default. Both give the same results.
To the top right is how a photo is whitewashed by increasing the values of the red and yellow channels above default. There are also blue, green, cyan and magenta channels. Those I didn’t touch. That is why Lupe’s shadows in his shirt are still largely the same. As you can see, Lupe Fiasco appears significantly lighter than he usually is.
The vignette below that one is how one can darken skin by lowering the red and yellow channels below default.
As you can see, it takes a couple sliders to whitewash, nothing more. The reason Rihanna was lighter than usual while the assumed white fellow beside her stayed his particular value (how dark or light something is) is because one can use masking, which lets you paint out certain areas so that they aren’t touched while you’re working on one aspect of an image.
There you go. Always be vigilant in your thinking and perception; People have been editing pictures for decades, except back then they used dodging among other things. There are always ways. You can choose to pretend this isn’t happening, and you’d be naive… and a fool.
BRHood: THIS IS ESPECIALLY FOR THE WHITENESS UPHOLDING BLACK FOLK WHO STEPPED IN WITH THEIR “HOW CAN YOU WHITEWASH A B&W PHOTO?” BS. THIS IS HOW. LOOK. OBSERVE. LEARN. THERE YOU GO.