Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Making an advanced tonal correction, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
So you have seen the basics of getting color into black and white using the…Black and White dialog or ideally, the Black and White adjustment layer.…And there's a lot of good work you can do with that tool.…But as you may have noticed, so far we haven't gone from color into that really…powerful black-and-white image, and very often you can't do that simply with the…Black and White dialog box.…The Black and White dialog box is there to get your image converted to black and white.…Now, it's up to you to use normal toning controls to start to really work the…image and make it happen.…
As I mentioned before, I use a fairly small refined set of editing tools.…I think the bigger lesson for black and white is learning more the aesthetics…of black and white in the vocabulary of black and white and what it is you need…to look for, how you need to apply those tools to make a black-and-white image that really works.…So, we are going to do that right now.…We are going to go from start to finish through this image, which is located in…
- 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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