Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Lightroom and Photoshop: Black-and-White Photography.
- If you have access to the exercise files I want to show you how to take advantage of those in Lightroom. We're going to come in here to Import Photos and Video and just navigate to your desktop and to the Exercise Files. And you'll see that by default they're all selected. And it doesn't really matter whether they are raw files, JPGs, PSDs, or TIFFs. Lightroom can see all of those. Now you've a few different options here. What I recommend that you do is copy as DNG. It's going to do a couple things. It's going to duplicate those files and bring them into Lightroom's database and it's also going to convert any raw files to Digital Negative.
So it will make them a little smaller. And this also a faster process in the latest version of Lightroom. And so once I'm all set, I'm just going to hit Import and it's going to copy those in and it's going to respect the folders that I had on the desktop as well. And I'll just see all of my files here and I can work from those. It's going to tell me some of those weren't DNGs and that's OK. Now you'll notice that's a lot faster than it used to be. This has all been accelerated. Now don't worry if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can use your own files and just step through. You can also use these files from the Finder, from the Operating System or even through the File menu in Photoshop or in Lightroom.
- Why black and white?
- Shooting with black and white in mind
- Preparing color images
- Black-and-white mixing and adding toning
- 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
- Converting to black and white on the go