Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Doing a selective black-and-white conversion, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
There will be times when you won't want to convert all of an image to black and white.…Selective black-and-white conversion allows you to leave something in the image that's in color.…So, you'll see this. A lot of times people will convert an image into black and…white and leave one object edited in color.…It can be a very cool effect.…I would argue that you need to be careful with it, that it doesn't upstage your image.…A lot of times such an effect can be distracting because what people notice is…oh, hey, one thing is in color.…Here is an example. I'm going to leave her color and knock the background out…to black and white.…
So here is my original.…I've added a Black and White adjustment layer.…I can now do any toning in black and white that I like, but this works this fine as is.…Black and White is an adjustment layer, just like the Levels adjustment layers…that we've been using, which means it always comes in with a layer mask, which…means I can simply build a mask to say what should be in black and white and…
- 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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