Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a black-and-white effect, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
I think it's reasonably safe to say that most photographers have a particular …appreciation of black and white images. Whether that comes from the knowledge …that photography is about light first and foremost, or simply nostalgia from days …where working in a wet dark room was the primary method for producing a …photographic print, it seems that most photographers enjoy a black and white image. …Let's take a look at a method for creating a black and white interpretation …of a color image. Here you can see I have an image that …contains a variety of different color values, and I can use those colors as the …building blocks of my black and white version of this image.…
I'll get started by adding a black and white adjustment layer. …I'll click on the Create New Adjustment Layer button, on the bottom of the Layers …panel, and then chose Black and White from the popup. …This will add a black and white adjustment layer, and give me my controls …on the Adjustments panel. You can see that I have sliders for each …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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