Processing Black and White Part 2 - Color Filter Profiles
we're going to look at profiles for black and white, but now we want to look at the color filters. And what do I mean by that? So inside the profiles for light room, you can use the blue filter, green filter, yellow filter and red filter to convert your black and white. Which is pretty amazing because what happens is it's like the old days when you used to screw on those colored filters over your black and white over your lands while you were shooting black and white. And look what happens to the skin on the girl in the red filter versus the blue filter. Look what comes out and how things become more dramatic and how you know, or how you can figure out. What they do is this chart here. If you look at this chart where it says no filter, that is the direct conversion of those colors on the left hand side. And then if you use the red filter, you'll see that the reds become lighter and the cool tones become darker. And then let's slide all the way over here to the blues. If you're using a ...
blue filter, you'll notice that the warm colors go very dark and the cool colors become light. It's kind of cool, isn't it? All right, so let's just look at this for a minute. I want to remind you a couple things that on the sliders that is the only way to change a profile. You cannot change a profile by changing the recipe. The only thing you can change is the amount that is applied. So take a look here and you'll see that I've got the red filter here on the left, and I can change the intensity if I want to. Whatever, and then the orange filter and the yellow filter so this might inform a little bit of where you're going to go. Let's say you're shooting a portrait and you want to have the skin tones be lighter. Your chances are you're going to want to use a red or orange or yellow filter and then perhaps change the intensity