Black-and-white workflow with virtual copies


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Black-and-white workflow with virtual copies

Before we get to actually making a really nice black-and-white conversion, what I want to do is step back for a moment and talk about black-and-white conversion workflow that involves using virtual copies. I want to talk about this in order to give us some ideas on how we can different iterations of our black-and- white conversions. Let me explain. Well, here I have this color photograph and let's say I want to convert it to black-and-white. Typically, what I do is I create a virtual copy and I do that by way of shortcut. On a Mac, I press Command+Apostrophe; on a PC, I press Ctrl+Apostrophe.

Once I have done that, I then go to the Black & White panel and I make some kind of a change. I am just going to make a generic change, darkening the sky here, lowering the blue amounts. Well, the problem with this approach is that I can't really evaluate this conversion. In other words, if I press the Backslash key right now, it goes all the way back to the color photograph. Now why is tha...

Black-and-white workflow with virtual copies
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Black-and-white workflow with virtual copies provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Essential Training

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