Creating high-impact black-and-white photos


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Creating high-impact black-and-white photos

To give you a few more ideas on black and white images, I just want to show you how several techniques can be combined to get interesting results. In this first image, I'm going to go ahead and really crank up the Levels, getting some dark areas, and blowing up the brights. Now, I'll switch over, and apply the Black and White effect. Notice that tweaking the Levels really makes the image more interesting, and I'm pushing some of the less important areas down, and then finding the balance there with the midtone Slider.

I'll crank the Contrast up, and lift the Shadows a bit, or lower them. And notice how I can use that as a localized adjustment to refine. That's looking a lot better. I love the definition, and I'm going to Sharpen the heck out of that. And that's a very dramatic black and white photo. Let's go to our next image here. Okay, let's tweak this one a bit. I'm going to toss on the Black and White effect to start, with a little bit of fading...

Creating high-impact black-and-white photos
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Creating high-impact black-and-white photos provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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