Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Vignetting, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
A vignette is often something that you try to avoid.…A vignette is a darkening in the corners, and a lot of times lenses will…inherently produce a vignetting, particularly at wide angles.…At other times vignetting is something that you want to encourage, or add, and so…you choose a lens with a vignette, or you do what we're going to do and add a…vignette in Photoshop.…A darkening in the corners can help bring more attention to the center of an…image, to the subject of your image, and it's very easy to apply in Photoshop.…In the Exercises folder for this movie, there is a Photoshop document…called vignette me.…
Go ahead and open it up, and you'll see this massively layered…Photoshop document.…Rather than doing all the edits, I'm just going to quickly show you what I did.…I started with this color image and then converted it to black and white.…I didn't do much, as you can see here.…This is pretty much the default recipe.…There's not a lot of color in this image that needs to be altered.…The sky, it was raining,…
- 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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