Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Calming down highlights, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
In the Exercises folder, you'll find a Photoshop document that is basically the…state of this image where we left off in the last lesson.…If you don't have one of your own, just to review, we had a color image here…that we converted to black and white and did a bunch of toning to.…Here is our original color image.…We did a black-and-white conversion, added an adjustment layer to punch up the…wood, added another to increase the contrast over here to try and make him…stand out against the black shadow, and then another to play up these highlights on him.…
What's messing up the image right now is this stuff is just so bright, and I…would really like to column that down, and I can do that--…you guessed it--with a Levels adjustment layer.…As I said, I use a very small tool set.…But again, I really think the thing with black-and-white conversion is about…knowing how to play tone and light and shadow in a particular way to get…the effect you want.…So the normal controls that we use in the Levels adjustment layer are the input controls.…
- Why shoot in black and white
- How to recognize good black-and-white subject matter
- Preparing the camera
- Shooting a tone-based subject
- Exposing for black and white
- Understanding grayscale
- Converting from color to black and white using Photoshop CS4 or CS5
- Converting to black and white in Camera Raw
- Toning and split-toning
- Comparing high key versus low key images
- Preparing a black and white image for print
Skill Level Intermediate
2. What Is Black-and-White Photography?
3. Shooting in Black and White
4. Black-and-White Post-Production
5. Printing in Black and White
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