Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 plug-in, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
I want to take a look at one more black-and-white conversion tool, and it's a…black-and-white conversion tool that is not built into Photoshop.…It's a plug-in filter made by Nik Software.…That's N-I-K Software.…And if you go to niksoftware.com, you can download a free, I believe it's 15-day…demo version of Silver Efex Pro 2, which is an exceptional way of making black-…and-white conversions.…This is the Silver Efex Pro 2 dialog box, and you can see, right off the bat, that…I get this nice preview of my image.…And the preview looks about like the normal default black-and-white conversion…that I get in Photoshop with the Black and White tool. It put me in about the same place.…
What I also get are all these presets over here These are predefined black-…and-white conversions that I can just click on to get an edit of my image.…And as you notice, they're even using the same terminology we have been: High Key, Low Key.…You'll also see some traditional darkroom terminology, like Push Process.…These presets are simply built up by operating these parameters over here and…
- 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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