Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the Silver Efex plugin for Photoshop, part of Lightroom and Photoshop: Black and White (2013).
In the same way that there are a lot of techniques for converting…black and white images in Lightroom and Photoshop,…there are also a lot of techniques when it comes to the third party.…There is all sorts of different offerings in the form of actions and…third-party plug-ins.…Today I want to show just one of these ways, and that's Nik Silver Efex Pro,…It's a really cool plug-in that you can get on their site, either as a demo, or you can buy it,…and it actually works a lot like Lightroom. We've got presets on the…left-hand side here; let's go ahead and just grab one of those, and then …we've got controls on the right. So, maybe I want to brighten that up a little;…I'll lower the Contrast.…
Structure is a lot like drama or clarity; it just bumps that up.…Now pull this down a bit. We can add our red filter, like we would in the film…world, and you'll see the sky will change a little bit there.…If I come down, I've got all different film types to add grain. Not only can I add…grain, but I can actually mimic film stock.…
- 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