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How to Make a Simple Black & White Conversion

Lesson 2 from: Black & White Photography Post-Processing in Lightroom CC

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How to Make a Simple Black & White Conversion

Lesson 2 from: Black & White Photography Post-Processing in Lightroom CC

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2. How to Make a Simple Black & White Conversion

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How to Make a Simple Black & White Conversion

as I was driving to Yosemite on the pass of Ansel Adams. You go by the Mercy River, a beautiful river, and that's what you see here. That's right. Before going into the park. And, um, now the workflow it was a black and white is a bit different, with the first thing that usually do is I still start off with opening up in the shadows and bring under highlights. And on this one, I really does being a night where we want to get this room in the sky. And I do, of course, my Blackpool, which hold on the option key. And I go, uh, there's there until I get some black, red and, you know, points this black reading. The old points are pure black. There's no more information gone killed. And I'm going to do something with my white point. I'm gonna hold on the option king, go through the right until I see some white points there and good. I'm good to go and unhappy. Um, eso that being said, I'm going to jump right over to the U saturation ruminants. But you see here says B and W, which is black an...

d white So when you click on a d saturates the color but there is more to black and one and just decelerating caller Uh, you see, here we have different sliders Red, orange, yellow, green, aqua, blue, purple, magenta The idea is this. If I click on the blue, for example and I go right, see all that blue is a little brighter museum in here, the blues a little brighter and that blue is a little darker there. If I go to the right, it's gonna look anything which is blue in in the photo and make it writer. If I go down, it's the opposite. For example, remember, there was some green here, So if I do like this, I was just changing the green. I'm going here. I'm making any lingering, brighter anything green darker. However, the problem is that if you, um, if you go too far, for example, like this museum in, ah, let me see me. Not that much. 1.4. Sometimes you can get some kind of weird artifacts. I don't get it here, but let's do with the blue. For example. Let's look at the sky here. Some nice censored us. It's gonna be fun. And, um so the blue and the aqua Sometimes you can get in this for not that much pressure on some of the photos you can get, you can searching squares. So a good rule of thumb is not to go over 50 on this settings. What I'm trying to do is I'm gonna basically I'm gonna move the Kwan blue lore. Or what you can do is here. Is here is called a target adjustment tool is really cool in clear on this guy. And I click in a drag up. Well, actually, can I drag Donna me? Overdo it and you see up. I'm making it brighter. Donna makin doctor. So what? It does he d tax one of a collar was there and making to darker. So I want to go darker. I want toe. I like, you know, Ansel Adams guys, which are really black. I want to go easy route. So I'm gonna make this darker. So when you can do is to seize you, Can you can make you a Quanyou Blew a little darker, but you can also sometimes go right back to the white bones and play around with the white balance. And of course, if you'd be too much, you're gonna get somewhere defect. But what you're going for is having contrast in the sky. Sometimes I've been contracting. Scott does not mean making it darker because that's taking out contrast. Contrast is the difference between whites, bright color and dark color. So if I go here, I think that's I'm better off there. But you see the problem now. I got a very grayish photo. You know, it's there's, uh, you don't know where to look out. Really. It's old grey. I mean, yeah, the tree a little darker and not exciting. So what's going to make a really great black and white photo is, uh, local tools?

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