Correcting tone in black-and-white images


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Correcting tone in black-and-white images

With our color image converted to black-and-white, we're ready to move on to the next stage of our black and white processing, which is tonal adjustment, and this is just like what we do with a color image, except that we don't have to worry about color. So, thanks to our Black & White adjustment layer, we've already got our colors converted to shades of gray. But now, we need to think about how the overall tone of the image looks and to me, right off the bat, I would say this image looks like its a little low contrast. So I'm going to bring up the histogram, and sure enough, there's not much black information. In fact, we don't get into real serious data until over here.

Again, remember, there's never a correct shape to the sistogram. There is only the shape that reflects what the image is, and you do not adjust the image to achieve a particular shape. So, I do know that I need some stronger blacks, and that that's going to fix the contrast. Now, I'...

Correcting tone in black-and-white images
Video duration: 7m 38s 6h 43m Intermediate

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Correcting tone in black-and-white images provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography

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