Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 6: Black-and-white conversion, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
We're going to look at black and white and we're going to specifically look at…converting color images into black and white.…I'm going to make a departure from the usual here, instead of looking…at pictures of people;…I'm going to start off with a picture of a flower.…We're going to use this exploration of black and white to begin to understand…the channel structure of color images and how we can take advantage of that.…This will become very important later on when I get into luminosity blending,…but right now, let's try and understand what happens when we make a black and…white conversion; how best to take advantage of the individual RGB channels of a color image.…
All right, here we have a very colorful picture of a flower and what we have to understand…with all color pictures, they're actually made up of three black and white…pictures, the three channels, Red, Green, and here's Blue.…As you can see, the Blue channel is very dark in the yellow flower but bright in the blue sky.…The Red channel is dark in the blue sky, but bright in the yellow flower.…
Portraiture can be one of the most rewarding skills for a photographer to master, and the right post-processing and enhancement techniques can make all the difference. In Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3, Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies. He examines tone and contrast, color correction, retouching, and more.
- Customizing the Photoshop CS3 workspace
- Controlling tone and color balance with Curves settings
- Correcting and enriching color with Hue/Saturation
- Converting images to black and white
- Retouching and sharpening portraits
- Enhancing background bokeh
- Adding portrait glow
- Blending luminosity
Skill Level Intermediate
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