Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting to black and white, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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Black and white photography is a classic look that many people enjoy,…but black and white is not just the absence of color.…Let's take a look at some practical techniques for converting color photos into…black and white images. Okay.…At the simplest level, you can get a black and white image by just clicking the…Black and White button.…And while that is a one click effect, you might decide that you want to get…there by using Saturation instead.…Notice that you can pull those down, and then refine a bit with some…Definition, and some Contrast.…
Taking the time to do the conversion goes a long way of giving you a…better black and white.…Let's take a look at two more examples.…I'll always start with the Black and White effect.…In this case, we have some shadowy areas that are a bit hard to see.…So I'll go over to Adjust, and I will lift the shadowy region.…That's really bringing things out.…And notice that sometimes, when you do a black and white conversion, you'll…still need to separately control the areas, like the Highlights and Shadows.…
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- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments