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Creating Black-and-White Landscape Photos with Photoshop
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Creating Black-and-White Landscape Photos with Photoshop

with Taz Tally

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  1. 5m 57s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. Using the exercise files
      54s
    3. Choosing images with the right composition for black and white
      4m 7s
  2. 37m 37s
    1. Exploring methods for creating grayscale images
      6m 12s
    2. Using the Black & White adjustment layer for basic grayscale conversion
      5m 29s
    3. Measuring grayscale values using the Histogram and Info panels
      3m 57s
    4. Adjusting Highlight and Shadow values to improve brightness and contrast
      4m 42s
    5. Fine-tuning a basic conversion
      8m 42s
    6. Challenge: Convert a color image to black and white
      56s
    7. Solution: Convert a color image to black and white
      7m 39s
  3. 54m 48s
    1. Creating contrast from colors
      12m 20s
    2. Improving overall brightness and contrast
      9m 29s
    3. Adding punch to the sky with layer blending
      8m 0s
    4. Enhancing foreground-background separation and contrast
      7m 54s
    5. Saturating sky contrast
      9m 19s
    6. Challenge: Create a fine-tuned black-and-white conversion
      1m 13s
    7. Solution: Create a fine-tuned black-and-white conversion
      6m 33s
  4. 1h 2m
    1. Creating contrast with masks
      9m 36s
    2. Controlling contrast with masks
      7m 59s
    3. Enhancing contrast with gradient masks and clipping-masked curves
      10m 35s
    4. Fine-tuning results by editing masks and balancing adjustments
      14m 6s
    5. Using overlapping masks to blend complex areas
      10m 3s
    6. Challenge: Using masks to perform a complex black-and-white conversion
      53s
    7. Solution: Using masks to perform a complex black-and-white conversion
      9m 39s
  5. 18m 53s
    1. Sharpening with nondestructive tools
      3m 51s
    2. Performing selective sharpening
      3m 14s
    3. Performing selective blurring and sharpening
      4m 15s
    4. Best practices for exporting and printing black-and-white landscapes
      7m 33s
  6. 1m 25s
    1. Next steps
      1m 25s

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Creating Black-and-White Landscape Photos with Photoshop
3h 1m Intermediate Jul 14, 2014

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Photographers like Ansel Adams taught us to look differently at nature: not in terms of color, but instead emphasizing tone and contrast. Converting images to black-and-white reveals these hidden depths of composition and focus a viewer's attention on forms, textures, and fabrics. In this course, Taz Tally teaches you how to use modern techniques to transform color images into majestic black-and-white landscapes, using the modern photographer's favorite tool: Photoshop. Learn how to evaluate images with the Info tool, convert RGB color images using Photoshop's time-saving black-and-white presets, and make more advanced adjustments with the black-and-white custom sliders, masks, and adjustment layers. Plus, learn finishing techniques, like sharpening, that will make your images look their best when it comes time to print.

Topics include:
  • Exploring different methods for creating grayscale images
  • Measuring grayscale values using the Histogram and Info panels
  • Adjusting highlights and shadows to improve brightness and contrast
  • Enhancing foreground-background separation
  • Creating contrast with masks
  • Enhancing contrast with gradient masks and clipping-masked curves
  • Sharpening with nondestructive tools
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Raw Processing Masking + Compositing Sharpening Black and White
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Taz Tally

Welcome

Hello, I'm Taz Tally, and welcome to: Creating Black and white Landscape Images in Photoshop. In this course, we'll look at evaluating, adjusting and converting RGB color landscape images into black and white landscape images in Photoshop. I'll start by showing you how to use Photoshop's black and white presets and Info tool to perform basic image evaluations, adjustments and conversions to black and white images. Then I'll show you how to use Photoshop's black and white custom sliders and adjustment layers to take advantage of color contrast to make more advance image adjustments and conversions to black and white images.

Then you'll see how to create visually stunning, high contrast black and white landscapes from RGB color images using masks and adjustment layers to achieve just the look and feel you desire. Now let's get started with: Creating Black and white Landscape Images in Photoshop.

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