Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video High-key and low-key images, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
We talked earlier about high-key and low-key images:…low-key images being ones whose shadows are really crushed down to…total black and lacking in detail, high key being the opposite--highlights that…are blown out to complete detail.…These are very easy things to create in Photoshop, and there are a lot…different ways of doing them.…Probably the easiest, based on the tools we've look at so far, is simply a Levels…adjustment. Take your black point and just start punching your blacks down.…If you want a little more control over that, you can do it with the midpoint…slider. Or, we haven't worked with curves yet in this course, but you can use…curves to define a curve to really precisely control exactly what you wanted to…darken and what you wanted to brighten.…
There's really not anything more tricky about it than that.…Let's look at one other way, which can be interesting partly because it can be…little random and partly because it can keep you from having to do any masking.…I am going to up a flattened version of our trestle image here.…
- 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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