Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Making selective edits, part of Lightroom and Photoshop: Black and White (2013).
So far, we've focused on making global edits in Lightroom, and making…black and white images completely black and white, and just focusing on the whole…thing, and it is possible to do some selective editing in Lightroom.…I could take, say, the Brush tool here and I can choose a particular size of my…brush, and either paint a given area, and then adjust the parameters of that, or…paint multiple areas by Shift+clicking, and this is fine, but not only do I have…a lot of limitations as far as my control goes, but you'll see if I show the…masked area, it isn't really accurate. It's going beyond the eye, and I can tune…that up, but there's a lot of guesswork involved here.…
So, Lightroom has a tremendous number of strengths, but selective editing is…really not one of them, it's much better for global edits.…So, this is a good time to move over to Photoshop, because that's an area that it really shines.…Now, before we do that let's convert this back to color, which is really easy to…move between states in Lightroom, because the history lives with the file.…
- 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