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Video: Refining a black-and-white effect with temperature

Besides combining effects, there's others techniques you can use to refine the black and white image. One of my favorite is using the Temperature slider. Let's convert this to black and white quickly. I'll then switch over to Adjust, and use Temperature, and notice, as we adjust the Temperature slider, that different areas shift to black and white. This is a nice way to effectively roll what's getting darker. Let's go to our next image, and I'm going to go ahead and process this here.
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  1. 1m 54s
    1. Welcome
      29s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      31s
    3. Using the exercise files
      54s
  2. 10m 19s
    1. Working in Full-Screen mode
      1m 26s
    2. Entering Edit mode
      56s
    3. Switching images
      1m 28s
    4. Checking the info on an image
      2m 14s
    5. Zooming in for detail
      2m 14s
    6. Using the navigation window
      53s
    7. Seeing the before and after state
      1m 8s
  3. 12m 6s
    1. Straightening crooked photos
      2m 22s
    2. Rotating an image
      1m 16s
    3. Removing red-eye
      2m 14s
    4. Cropping for better composition
      1m 39s
    5. Cropping a photo to a specific size
      2m 35s
    6. Cropping multiple sizes
      2m 0s
  4. 16m 13s
    1. Understanding the histogram
      3m 13s
    2. Making a Levels adjustment
      2m 15s
    3. Fixing an underexposed photo
      2m 36s
    4. Fixing an overexposed photo
      2m 42s
    5. Improving contrast
      2m 36s
    6. Adjusting shadows and highlights
      2m 51s
  5. 12m 41s
    1. Improve a washed-out photo with saturation
      1m 30s
    2. Increasing saturation while protecting skin tones
      1m 58s
    3. Boosting an image to quickly fix saturation
      1m 51s
    4. White balancing a photo
      2m 24s
    5. Removing a color cast manually
      2m 35s
    6. Stylizing an image with effects
      2m 23s
  6. 14m 28s
    1. Converting to black and white
      2m 21s
    2. Refining a black-and-white effect with temperature
      2m 21s
    3. Creating high-impact black-and-white photos
      3m 5s
    4. Creating sepia-tone effects
      2m 29s
    5. Double-processing for duotone effects
      4m 12s
  7. 13m 45s
    1. Using the Retouch brush
      1m 55s
    2. Removing noise
      2m 10s
    3. Sharpening a soft photo
      1m 52s
    4. Adding punch with definition
      2m 5s
    5. Defocusing a photo
      2m 15s
    6. Controlling the focal point with vignette effects
      1m 26s
    7. Adding borders with iBorderFX
      2m 2s
  8. 8m 27s
    1. Duplicating an image
      47s
    2. Reverting to an original
      1m 49s
    3. Deleting an image
      3m 4s
    4. Copying and pasting adjustments
      44s
    5. Preserving maximum quality when exporting
      2m 3s
  9. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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Enhancing Photos with iPhoto
1h 30m Beginner Dec 18, 2012

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Almost every photo can benefit from some enhancement, from exposure adjustments to cropping. In this course, author Rich Harrington shows how to improve photos using iPhoto. The course describes how to crop and straighten photos; remove red eye; improve exposure, color, and contrast; and refine images by retouching blemishes, removing noise, and adding special effects like vignettes.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. lynda.com is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Cropping for better composition
  • Rotating an image
  • Making a levels adjustment
  • Adjusting shadows or highlights
  • Increasing saturation
  • Converting to black and white
  • Creating sepia-tone effects
  • Using the Retouch Brush
  • Sharpening photos
  • Adding borders
  • Copying and pasting adjustments
Subjects:
Photography Retouching
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Richard Harrington

Refining a black-and-white effect with temperature

Besides combining effects, there's others techniques you can use to refine the black and white image. One of my favorite is using the Temperature slider. Let's convert this to black and white quickly. I'll then switch over to Adjust, and use Temperature, and notice, as we adjust the Temperature slider, that different areas shift to black and white. This is a nice way to effectively roll what's getting darker. Let's go to our next image, and I'm going to go ahead and process this here.

Now, I'm improving the contrast in the image before I do the black and white conversion, and using the Tint Slider, I can go ahead and tint the image first. Sometimes, I'll make adjustments to Temperature ahead of time, and what I'm going for is a lot of contrast. Now, when I apply the Black and White effect, you'll see it shifts. This is a great way, because you can now go in and start to refine. And in this case, shifting that went a long way to really bring out the wall details.

I can now lift the shadowy areas to get the flower back, and play with Highlights to further recover and tweak the wall. Here's our last image that has a lot of color in it. Adding the Black and White effect works fine, although I am going to play with Contrast here. This image looks a lot better with strong Contrast, and I took that all the way to the right, in fact.

I'll round that out with some Definition, and that looks like a much better black and white image. However, shifting the Temperature slider dramatically changes the image, and notice how some of the areas that look a bit muddy really open up there when we shift the Temperature, and we're getting much better definition in these gradiated areas here. In this case, the Black and White is fine, but I think this is a much more interesting image, and as I round that out with Definition, and Contrast, even pulling Exposure down just a bit, I definitely like the look of that as a black and white.

Beautiful patterns and shape, and the photo takes on a much different meaning from color to black and white.

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