Join Taz Tally for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Creating Black-and-White Landscape Photos with Photoshop.
Hi. If you were a premium member to lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. First thing you should do is download your exercise files and go ahead and just put them on your desktop like I have here. And then you can open up that folder and you'll see the contents of these exercise files. And you'll see that they're organized into four different chapters. And so you can access all the exercise files that you'll need for following along with all the videos. If you are a monthly member or an annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to these exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
If you do use your own images, I really encourage you to first take a look at that composition video in the introductory section of the course, because starting with good image composition is really critical for ending up and achieving good conversion to high quality black and white landscape images. So, let's get started.
- Exploring different methods for creating grayscale images
- Measuring grayscale values using the Histogram and Info panels
- Adjusting highlights and shadows to improve brightness and contrast
- Enhancing foreground-background separation
- Creating contrast with masks
- Enhancing contrast with gradient masks and clipping-masked curves
- Sharpening with nondestructive tools