Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting to black and white using Photoshop CS4 or CS5, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
At long last we are ready to convert a color image to black and white.…We've gone through the theory.…We've gone through the shooting.…I've got a color image open up here, and I'm ready to do my conversion.…Now, there are many ways to convert a color image to black and white.…There are lots of different pieces of software you can use.…Most image editors have a way of converting color to black and white, and within…any image editor there might be multiple methods of doing the conversion.…I'm here in Photoshop CS5.…In Photoshop, I can list for you 16 different ways to convert a color image to…black and white, and if you look in magazine articles and books and web pages,…you'll find lots of people listing lots of different methods, and it used to be…that knowing the three or four different conversion methods was not a bad idea,…because you got very different results from each.…
But starting with Photoshop CS3, Adobe introduced a new black-and-white…conversion feature that is almost the end- all be-all black-and-white conversion tool.…
- 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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