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Creating frames for black-and-white images


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Black and White with Lightroom and Photoshop

with Bryan O'Neil Hughes

Video: Creating frames for black-and-white images

I mentioned earlier that an easy way to really dramatically change an image, especially a black and white, is to just give it a simple border or frame, and I want to show you a couple different ways to do that. It's a nice way to complete the image. Probably the easiest is to just come up here to Image, and go to Canvas Size, and just, depending upon the size, increase the image just a little bit. So, I'll make this 24 inches by 16, and I could choose any different extension; I could make that any custom color, gray, black, or white. I click OK, and I've got a nice simple frame around my image.
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42m 1s Intermediate Apr 15, 2013

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Shoot in color, but think in black and white. In this course, Adobe Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes shares his favorite techniques for transforming color photographs into black and white, a technique that provides more creative options than using your camera's black-and-white mode. Learn how to prepare and fine-tune your photographs in Lightroom, and then move them into Photoshop to take advantage of its nondestructive adjustment layers. The course also introduces techniques for using Photoshop to adjust the color of video clips.

Topics include:
  • Why black and white?
  • Shooting with black and white in mind
  • Setting up Lightroom and creating image versions
  • Utilizing presets effectively
  • Creating black-and-white HDR images with Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Taking advantage of black-and-white adjustment layers
  • Adjusting the toning of images
  • Working with the Silver Efex plugin
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Bryan O'Neil Hughes

Creating frames for black-and-white images

I mentioned earlier that an easy way to really dramatically change an image, especially a black and white, is to just give it a simple border or frame, and I want to show you a couple different ways to do that. It's a nice way to complete the image. Probably the easiest is to just come up here to Image, and go to Canvas Size, and just, depending upon the size, increase the image just a little bit. So, I'll make this 24 inches by 16, and I could choose any different extension; I could make that any custom color, gray, black, or white. I click OK, and I've got a nice simple frame around my image.

Now, another way to do that, would be to take the Crop tool, and just extend it a little bit. People don't know the Crop tool can be used to add content. And that's a nice visual way to do it; you've got the grid there, which you can change, so you can look at that all different ways. Okay, so another way to do it: we talked about Silver Efex Pro before, and they give you just tons of different options. And there's all sorts of actions and tutorials for doing some of these, but if you do have Silver Effects Pro, and you are trying it out with some of the other black and white stuff, you'll find what they can do around borders and frames is really powerful.

And these are nice, because you just roll over them, and you see the effect. There's all sorts of different vignettes, soft effects, mimicking different film looks. These are really powerful. So, a great way to complete your image, and just finalize it; give it the look you wanted.

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