Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting to black and white, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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When you want to convert a color image to black and white, you'll go to the HSL …color BMW panel. This is the same panel that we used …earlier when we were talking about adjusting the hue, saturation and …luminance of individual colors in a color image. …When you want to use this panel to convert an image to black and white, just …click on BMW in the Title bar of the panel. …And that does an automatic black and white conversion. …What Lightroom has done is taking each color in the image and assigned it a …particular brightness value. You can see that brightness value over …here to the right of each of these color sliders.…
But that's just the beginning, I can now come in and customize this color to black …and white conversion by dragging individual sliders here. …So for example, I remember that there was blue in the sky here. …If I'd like that blue to be darker. I'll move to the blue slider and I'll …drag it to the left like this. Now that darkens the blue not only right …here in the sky but it would darken the blue anywhere that it appeared in this image. …
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- Importing photos
- Viewing, sorting, and selecting photos
- Reviewing and rating photos
- Finding photos with keywords and filters
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Fixing perspective with Upright
- Adjusting color and tone
- Targeting edits with the Adjustment Brush
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Exporting and printing photos