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Black and white 2


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Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2

with Chris Orwig

Video: Black and white 2

>> Male Speaker: Welcome. Another movie on Camera Raw. This time we're in the raw_creativity folder. We're going to look at few more black-and-white techniques. I'm going to go ahead and open up this image, new_york_12, the Brooklyn Bridge, and this one was shot as well with the 20-D. I'm going to turn off the Shadows warning there for a second. Highlights, they're in pretty good shape. We have some shadows where we don't have detail there. I'm just going to turn that one off for now and take a look at the image. How was this effect created inside of Camera Raw, this particular black-and-white conversion? Well, it's actually pretty nutty and I want to deconstruct it for you.
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  1. 32m 38s
    1. Welcome
      28s
    2. Opening words
      1m 56s
    3. General tips 1
      2m 5s
    4. General tips 2
      4m 46s
    5. General tips 3
      3m 6s
    6. The interface
      3m 26s
    7. Custom menus and shortcuts
      3m 2s
    8. Photoshop preferences 1
      6m 24s
    9. Photoshop preferences 2
      4m 35s
    10. Color settings
      2m 50s
  2. 24m 33s
    1. Bit depth 101
      6m 42s
    2. Intro to image size
      2m 37s
    3. Image size 1 - resize
      6m 9s
    4. Image size 2 - crop
      5m 5s
    5. Image size 3 - scans
      4m 0s
  3. 16m 55s
    1. Intro to color management
      2m 52s
    2. Hardware considerations
      6m 18s
    3. Monitor calibration
      4m 14s
    4. Color settings
      3m 31s
  4. 48m 46s
    1. Bridge 101
      3m 25s
    2. Bridge preferences 1
      4m 2s
    3. Bridge preferences 2
      3m 40s
    4. Bridge preferences 3
      3m 52s
    5. Using the Bridge 1
      3m 11s
    6. Using the Bridge 2
      2m 29s
    7. Using the Bridge 3
      1m 51s
    8. Using the Bridge 4
      5m 34s
    9. Using the Bridge 5
      4m 5s
    10. Bridge slideshow
      5m 48s
    11. Metadata and collections
      3m 49s
    12. Metadata template
      2m 32s
    13. Batch processing with Image Processor
      4m 28s
  5. 1h 14m
    1. Creative tip: Gear
      3m 7s
    2. Camera RAW 101
      6m 7s
    3. Camera RAW preferences
      3m 20s
    4. Camera RAW workflow 1
      2m 24s
    5. Camera RAW workflow 2
      2m 20s
    6. Camera RAW workflow 3
      4m 44s
    7. Camera RAW workflow 4
      4m 42s
    8. Camera RAW workflow 5
      5m 18s
    9. Camera RAW workflow 6
      6m 30s
    10. Camera RAW workflow 7
      5m 43s
    11. RAW resizing
      2m 50s
    12. DNG overview
      5m 1s
    13. DNG conversion
      2m 54s
    14. Black and white 1
      6m 6s
    15. Black and white 2
      5m 2s
    16. Creative color 1
      3m 47s
    17. Creative color 2
      4m 38s
  6. 28m 1s
    1. Overview
      6m 56s
    2. Linking and groups
      3m 27s
    3. Alignment
      2m 0s
    4. Layer order and Clipping Masks
      5m 37s
    5. Layer style effects
      6m 21s
    6. History
      3m 40s
  7. 35m 23s
    1. Intro to masking
      4m 56s
    2. Using masking
      4m 56s
    3. Masking and color
      5m 46s
    4. Modifying color/tone
      5m 4s
    5. Quick mask and more
      6m 3s
    6. Custom borders 1
      3m 4s
    7. Custom borders 2
      5m 34s
  8. 24m 23s
    1. Creative tip: Kitchen
      2m 44s
    2. Replacing color
      2m 51s
    3. Magic Wand
      4m 20s
    4. More on color
      4m 7s
    5. Intro to paths
      3m 30s
    6. Creating and using paths
      6m 51s
  9. 11m 34s
    1. Understanding levels
      2m 51s
    2. Enhancing with levels 1
      4m 7s
    3. Enhancing with levels 2
      4m 36s
  10. 24m 31s
    1. Demystifying curves
      3m 47s
    2. Getting to know curves
      7m 39s
    3. Enhancing color and tone 1
      4m 52s
    4. Enhancing color and tone 2
      4m 56s
    5. Curves and actions
      3m 17s
  11. 23m 8s
    1. Creative tip: Dead Sea
      5m 8s
    2. Understanding blend modes
      7m 27s
    3. Using blend modes 1
      3m 0s
    4. Using blend modes 2
      3m 32s
    5. Using blend modes 3
      4m 1s
  12. 37m 27s
    1. Removing redeye
      1m 22s
    2. Fixing color with levels/curves 1
      4m 57s
    3. Fixing color with levels/curves 2
      3m 56s
    4. Color correction with a color chart
      3m 8s
    5. Skin by the numbers 1
      4m 9s
    6. Skin by the numbers 2
      3m 0s
    7. Skin by the numbers 3
      4m 20s
    8. Skin by the numbers 4
      1m 35s
    9. Advanced color correction 1
      11m 0s
  13. 30m 25s
    1. Enhancing color 1
      3m 11s
    2. Enhancing color 2
      4m 17s
    3. Enhancing color 3
      5m 11s
    4. Cross-processing with curves 1
      3m 12s
    5. Cross-processing with curves 2
      2m 35s
    6. Advanced saturation with Lab
      3m 58s
    7. Non-destructive burning/dodging 1
      2m 38s
    8. Non-destructive burning/dodging 2
      2m 19s
    9. Non-destructive burning/dodging 3
      3m 4s
  14. 10m 47s
    1. Creative tip: Disney
      2m 39s
    2. Black and white conversion 1
      2m 59s
    3. Black and white conversion 2
      5m 9s
  15. 3h 24m
    1. The art of retouching
      2m 23s
    2. Nature 1
      3m 8s
    3. Nature 2
      4m 16s
    4. Nature 3
      4m 26s
    5. Nature 4
      4m 42s
    6. Restoration 1
      2m 26s
    7. Restoration 2
      2m 58s
    8. Restoration 3
      2m 11s
    9. Restoration 4
      4m 26s
    10. Restoration 5
      4m 30s
    11. People - cleaning up
      5m 5s
    12. People - removing distractions
      3m 55s
    13. Architecture - cleaning up and coloring
      4m 13s
    14. People - skin and flyaways
      5m 4s
    15. People - reducing wrinkles 1
      3m 35s
    16. People - reducing wrinkles 2
      4m 52s
    17. People - whitening teeth 1
      5m 2s
    18. People - whitening teeth 2
      3m 30s
    19. People - enhancing eyes 1
      3m 27s
    20. People - enhancing eyes 2
      3m 1s
    21. People - enhancing eyes 3
      4m 4s
    22. People - enhancing eyes, skin and lips
      6m 46s
    23. People - working with highlights
      3m 41s
    24. People - enhancing eyes and eyelashes
      9m 35s
    25. People - working with light
      4m 6s
    26. People - enhancing eyebrows and lips
      7m 53s
    27. People - enhancing eyes, tone and color
      8m 32s
    28. Fashion retouching 1
      4m 40s
    29. Fashion retouching 2
      2m 40s
    30. Fashion retouching 3
      10m 0s
    31. People - enhancing skin 1
      9m 58s
    32. People - enhancing skin 2
      6m 18s
    33. Fashion retouching workflow 1
      8m 58s
    34. Fashion retouching workflow 2
      4m 25s
    35. Fashion retouching workflow 3
      3m 5s
    36. Fashion retouching workflow 4
      4m 8s
    37. Fashion retouching workflow 5
      3m 10s
    38. Fashion retouching workflow 6
      1m 43s
    39. Fashion retouching workflow 7
      2m 11s
    40. Fashion retouching workflow 8
      7m 10s
    41. Fashion retouching workflow 9
      4m 46s
    42. Fashion retouching workflow 10
      4m 5s
    43. Fashion retouching workflow 11
      3m 41s
    44. Retouching tips
      1m 55s
  16. 28m 48s
    1. Understanding shadow/highlights
      1m 51s
    2. Using shadow/highlights 1
      3m 7s
    3. Using shadow/highlights 2
      5m 5s
    4. Multiple exposures in the wild
      7m 25s
    5. Multiple exposures in architecture 1
      1m 21s
    6. Multiple exposures in architecture 2
      2m 55s
    7. Multiple exposures in architecture 3
      4m 9s
    8. Multiple exposures in architecture 4
      2m 55s
  17. 10m 35s
    1. Creative tip: Inspiration
      4m 53s
    2. Lens Correction filter - architecture
      4m 20s
    3. Lens Correction filter - people
      1m 22s
  18. 12m 48s
    1. Dust removal 1
      5m 11s
    2. Dust removal 2
      3m 34s
    3. Dust removal 3
      4m 3s
  19. 10m 29s
    1. Noise Reduction filter
      5m 2s
    2. Surface Blur and Noise Reduction filters
      5m 27s
  20. 12m 3s
    1. Creative tip: Creative People
      1m 21s
    2. Deconstructing the Lens Blur
      6m 45s
    3. The Lens Blur in action
      3m 57s
  21. 1h 22m
    1. Warming filter
      2m 34s
    2. Coloring with curves
      2m 9s
    3. Coloring with curves, color balance and hue/saturation
      2m 5s
    4. Edgy color and tone 1
      4m 48s
    5. Edgy color and tone 2
      6m 18s
    6. Creative toning
      5m 18s
    7. Camera RAW color creativity 1
      3m 30s
    8. Camera RAW color creativity 2
      3m 47s
    9. Deconstructing the creative process
      7m 57s
    10. Illumination 1
      1m 58s
    11. Illumination 2
      2m 4s
    12. Illumination 3
      2m 34s
    13. Illumination 4
      3m 46s
    14. Fun with Motion Blur
      2m 34s
    15. Motion Blur - spinning and zooming
      4m 37s
    16. Motion Blur and masking
      4m 44s
    17. Creative perspective 1 - Annika
      4m 58s
    18. Creative perspective 2 - Baja beach
      4m 9s
    19. Creative perspective 3 - Baja boats
      4m 40s
    20. Creative style with Nik Color Effects 1
      4m 28s
    21. Creative style with Nik Color Effects 2
      3m 56s
  22. 29m 17s
    1. Understanding Unsharp Mask
      3m 4s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      3m 56s
    3. High pass sharpening
      3m 29s
    4. New - Smart Sharpen
      4m 34s
    5. Smart Sharpen in action
      5m 34s
    6. Smart Sharpen in action 2
      2m 29s
    7. Nik Sharpener Pro
      6m 11s
  23. 15m 36s
    1. Creative tip: Reading
      3m 29s
    2. Creating a panorama 1
      2m 27s
    3. Creating a panorama 2 - Alaska
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a panorama 3 - Alaska 2
      4m 30s
  24. 28m 0s
    1. Saving Web images 1
      5m 28s
    2. Saving Web images 2
      1m 29s
    3. Creating a PDF
      3m 32s
    4. Creating a Picture Package
      1m 54s
    5. Creating a Web gallery
      2m 43s
    6. Creating promo cards 1
      4m 16s
    7. Creating promo cards 2
      7m 6s
    8. Creating promo cards 3
      1m 32s
  25. 11m 53s
    1. Photoshop tools - ordering prints
      2m 54s
    2. Printing resources
      2m 43s
    3. Printing
      6m 16s
  26. 1m 13s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 13s

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Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2 is a video-based tutorial designed for professional photographers and enthusiasts who want to get professional results. Chris Orwig, a professional photographer and instructor at the world-renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, shares the secrets and techniques that he uses to enhance his own photography in Photoshop. The training follows a photographer's digital workflow, starting with essential color management decisions and organizing images with Adobe Bridge. Chris moves on to cover processing Camera Raw files, enhancing tone and color, and correcting imperfections. He then demonstrates how to prepare the images for output and client reviews. Chris shares examples of his work as exercise files that accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Photoshop from a photographer's perspective Essential color management decisions Managing and tagging your images with Adobe Bridge Controlling and automating the digital process with Camera Raw Professional tone and color correction Compositing multiple exposures for increased dynamic range Removing dust, scratches, and noise Selective sharpening and blurring techniques Adding creative color and lighting effects Shooting for and combining images into a panorama Techniques for sharing and reviewing images
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Black and white 2

>> Male Speaker: Welcome. Another movie on Camera Raw. This time we're in the raw_creativity folder. We're going to look at few more black-and-white techniques. I'm going to go ahead and open up this image, new_york_12, the Brooklyn Bridge, and this one was shot as well with the 20-D. I'm going to turn off the Shadows warning there for a second. Highlights, they're in pretty good shape. We have some shadows where we don't have detail there. I'm just going to turn that one off for now and take a look at the image. How was this effect created inside of Camera Raw, this particular black-and-white conversion? Well, it's actually pretty nutty and I want to deconstruct it for you.

We're going to go to the Calibrate tab and you'll notice that I've dialed in a bunch of different settings here. I'm going to take all of those settings off, so I'm going to take them to zero. Why don't I just do it by clicking in zero there so they're all exact? Zero and zero. Go back to the Adjust tab, press Command+U for the Auto and notice now that the image has been converted to black and white simply by desaturation. Our shadows are okay there. But the image isn't as visually interesting to me. So then how did I create that black-and-white creative effect? Well, as a lot of people are doing with Camera Raw, they're thinking outside of the box a little bit and using it for other creative endeavors.

I went ahead and dialed in the regular sliders. Typically you go from the top down working on your sliders and then I jumped over to the Calibrate tab. A lot of this I just did by experimenting and I started to grab my sliders and play with them a little bit to see how it would affect the tone and basically what I'm looking to do is to create tone that I can then control or dial in the density of. Let's go back to the Adjust tab for a second, I go into Saturation.

Whoa, that's crazy! So I pretty much turned everything purple-blue, and especially the sky, but then what that gave me the control to do was with that last slider, as you saw, it gave me the ability to really dial in the density of the aspects of the image. Something that's important to do when you're working on an image like this is in the Detail tab to make sure you have Luminance Smoothing on because you want to have a really significant amount of Luminance and Color Noise Reduction because I'm pushing the channels pretty far.

I'm really exaggerating certain things and I want to be really careful about making sure to reduce the noise. If I want to make sure I have detail there I'm going to take down my Shadows and then dial in my sliders a little bit more so that I have visual interest that I'm looking for and go back to my Calibrate tab and keep working on those sliding them back and forth. All right. So that's one creative technique that we can use while converting to black and white. Let's look at another one, San Francisco Bay Bridge.

This image was shot a little while ago but we're going to look at a very similar technique. We're going to take out the Saturation and turn off Shadows temporarily. Go to the Calibrate tab and, again, I'm going to make the reds, kick those way up there, change actually the color of the reds and saturate those and go back to the Adjust tab so we can see what's happened. Again, I'm trying to control the colors, which is then affecting the density of the image.

Let's go ahead and desaturate that. Looks like I need to do a little bit more customizing of this one. I'm going to increase the Saturation there and then go ahead and dial in my Shadows a little bit. I'm going to bring down a little bit of the banding that was happening down below, make sure I go to my Detail tab and do that Luminance Smoothing. It's going to reduce any luminance variance that we've created here. Go ahead and keep taking that down and dial the tone right in so it looks almost as if the shot was captured at night.

The next step would then be to crop the image. Quick note on cropping, something I haven't mentioned before in the previous movies. I'm going to click the Crop tool and highlight a few other things. There are a couple of aspect ratios we can choose so if we want to turn this into a 5 x 7 and then click and drag the crop, we'll notice that what it will do is actually will constrain the crop dimensions to those proportions and it will also resize our image. In this case it's resized it down because I've lost information.

To undo the Crop tool you can press the Escape key but those aspect ratio crops are actually really quite helpful. I wouldn't do that in this image. I would just do a custom crop, something like that and I'll go ahead and click Done there and then maybe come up with something like this, a little promotional piece. I actually have printed this image rather large and it's held up. It looks pretty good. It's definitely a specialized effect but it's been pretty interesting. Well, that wraps up a look at Camera Raw creativity in regards to black-and-white conversions.

Let's now take a look at Camera Raw creativity with color and we'll do that in the following movie. See you then.

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