Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Black-and-white mixing and adding tone, part of Lightroom and Photoshop: Black and White (2013).
Alright, so we have our color image looking just the way we want it, and we're…ready to convert it into black and white. We're going to come over here to…this panel, and we see that we have a lot of control over the Hue, Saturation,…Luminance, and other color values, and if we wanted to take the image further in…color, that's what we'd play around with, but we want to make it black and white.…I click on the Black & White tab, and the image changes, and you can see that…we've automatically added contrast between the various colors, and we do this to…make those different tonal values pop.…Now, if I were to move the individual sliders, we see that that area of the…image will get lighter, or darker, and that's fine, but I have to remember what a…given color was, and how it maps to the scale.…
What's a lot easier to do is to use this cool little thing called the…Targeted Adjustment tool.…I click on that, and let's use the sky as an example.…If I click and pull down, it's going to make those color values darker.…
- Why black and white?
- Shooting with black and white in mind
- Setting up Lightroom and creating image versions
- 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