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A Modern Black and White Photography Post-Processing Workflow

with Bryan ONeil Hughes

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About The Class

Learn how to post-process your black and white images

Are you exploring the world of black and white photography and wondering how to best handle the workflow and processing? Join Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Adobe Photoshop Hall of Famer, as he shows you how to begin thinking in black and white. You’ll learn: 

  • The importance of raw 
  • End-to-end processing in Adobe Lightroom CC 
  • Localized editing in Adobe Photoshop CC 
Bryan will also explain how you can use Adobe Portfolio to display your creative work. By the end of this class, you’ll have a good understanding of how you can use black and white photography to add to your existing color images.

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2 - 2015.3  

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introducftion

  2. 02

    Workflow For Modern Black And White Photography

  3. 03

    Raw End To End Process In Adobe Lightroom

  4. 04

    Localized Edits In Photoshop CC

  5. 05

    Access Edited Photos In Lightroom

  6. 06

    Editing And Publishing On Mobile Devices


Meet Your Expert

Bryan ONeil Hughes

Bryan O'Neil Hughes is the Head of Outreach & Collaboration for Adobe®, closely working with product teams, partners & press. Bryan spent fifteen years on Photoshop, a decade as Product Manager (CS3-CC) & then drove ... read more

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  • creativelive student

    September 2017

    He is a great teacher, but I resent the confusion over the wonders of producing and sharing photos and videos with apps and mobile devices, vs. producing fine art or high quality specialized portrait or landscape or wildlife, etc. Standards have not gone down just because so many people have great access to producing good things. Great literature is still great literature, no matter how many people write good things. Same is true for the visual arts. Short cutting the methods that produce great work, including producing great black and white and great prints, doesn't produce greatness. I love his idea, I follow them, but that is no reason to negate the traditional greatness that still has no shortcuts.

  • JIll C.

    September 2016

    Bryan lays out a comprehensive, yet efficient approach to converting images to black and white and included many examples in this course. It's more than just clicking the "black and white" buttons in Lightroom or Photoshop. I especially like the suggestion to make Presets of the various B&W conversions I've used so they can easily be applied during import. Bryan also covered very quickly various other very useful and fun Adobe products including Adobe Spark Post and Portfolio, and I even made a Spark Post during class and posted it to my facebook page. Lots of interesting content in this class, which I'm definitely going to watch again!

  • Margaret Lovell

    Margaret Lovell

    October 2018

    I wanted to learn more about creating a black and white workflow. I'm just starting out, and so far, my attempts have been fine. I want to get better at it. Bryan's course made the whole process seem easy and didn't rely on cheap outs in creating them. I learned how to better use Lightroom when it comes to creating black and white photos.

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