Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting to black and white, part of Aperture: Portrait Retouching.
We're going to work with one of my favorite tools in Aperture and…also a plug in that I like to do black and white.…Black and white is a lot of fun, I like…it for portraits and I also like it for architecture.…All sorts of stuff.…Lots of things look good in black and white.…And, let me show you some of the ins and outs,…of how we can create black and white from our raw files.…So, we're going to work on image 1611 here,…and I've created a edit one version of it.…
We haven't done anything to this file at all, but…we're just going to jump right into the black and white.…Now, I think a great place to start is to go up to Effects, go to Black & White and…just look at the previous and see what looks good to you.…And, of course, what doesn't look good.…(LAUGH)…We're going to see both here.…Now generally speaking I'm up here in yellow, orange, red,…because of the way that these filters affect the skin tones.…You get more skin tone with yellow, a little…bit less with orange, and even less with red.…
We'll start with orange.…
- Assessing your image
- Retouching blemishes
- Enhancing skin texture
- Adding highlights to the hair
- Adjusting clothing and backdrop color
- Brightening and sharpening eyes
- Converting to black and white
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Basics
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