Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing a color image for black and white, part of Lightroom and Photoshop: Black and White (2013).
The first step to getting a great black and white image is getting a great color image.…So, let's start with this image here, and we're going to go over to our Develop…module, and I'm going to do that same trick before; I', going to dismiss the…interface on the left, so I can see a lot of my image.…And what we want to do is get this as far as possible in color. There's…two reasons for that.…One, we want all of the information that we can see for editing this image. The…other reason is, we might find in that process that we really like the image in…color, and we don't want it in black and white after all. So, I could press the…Black & White button over here, but that's not what I'm going to do.…
First, I am going to show you how to use the White Balance tool, and you can get…into a little bit of trouble with this, so I encourage you to only use it if it…seems like there's a bit of a shift in your image, but because it can be misused,…let's cover a couple tips and tricks. You don't need to use it on a white area,…
- 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