Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhancing your images using layers, part of Lightroom and Photoshop: Black and White (2013).
Okay! So, I want to show you a couple of really cool layer tricks.…Layers are really the foundation of Photoshop, and they're what allow you to do…some really unique things.…So, I'm going to use my Black & White adjustment layer, but let's say that we…want to make this just black and white in certain parts, and we want to retain…that red area in the front.…So, I'll make this look just the way I want it to; maybe I adjust things a little…bit, make that darker, or lighter. Adjust any different component I might want. Then I…go to my mask, but rather than making a selection, I'm going to go to the Color…Range, and with Color Range, I'm just going to choose the area that I want, and I…can Shift+Click to choose more of that, I could Option+Click to remove a part,…and I've got this Fuzziness slider that allows me to constrain that.…
When it looks the way that I want, then I just click OK, and now all I have to do is…invert that, and really quickly and easily, I've created a layer mask, so that I…
- Why black and white?
- Shooting with black and white in mind
- Setting up Lightroom and creating image versions
- Utilizing presets effectively
- Creating black-and-white HDR images with Lightroom and Photoshop
- Taking advantage of black-and-white adjustment layers
- Adjusting the toning of images
- Working with the Silver Efex plugin