In this comprehensive master class you will learn three powerful methods in Adobe Lightroom to create Black and White images. Explore each of these methods to create dramatic Black and White visual statements.
Once you have converted your photography to Black and White, use the power of Lightroom to create toned and split toned photographs for richness and depth. Lightroom provides you with several different tools to create rich tones in your photographs. I will guide you through all these processes, and then show you how to save your own custom presets.
Learn how Lightroom works best, and master Lightroom for your Black and White photography.
In these lessons you will learn:
During and after this course you will want to not only create new images, but revisit your favorite photographs that you have taken, and create stunning Black and White masterpieces using Lightroom.
In this lecture I explain what parametric edits are, and how Lightroom allows you to do non-destructive edits.
In this lecture you will learn where the simple Black & White presets are in Lightroom, and how to apply them.
In this lecture you will learn some of the most basic Lightroom edits that you will do to prepare your image for Black & White conversion.
28 Sample files are attached to this lecture, for download. I always tell students you will be most interested if you apply techniques to your own photography, but you can also use these sample files as you work along with the lectures. (Sample files are for your educational purposes only and not for distribution. All photography Copyright Steve Weinrebe 2017, All Rights Reserved.)
In this lecture you will learn the 1st of 3 methods in Lightroom to create a Black & White image.
In this lecture you will learn the 2ndof 3 methods in Lightroom to create a Black & White image.
In this lecture you will learn the 3rd, and perhaps most flexible, of 3 methods in Lightroom to create a Black & White image.
Learn the basics of toning and Split Toning Black & White images in Lightroom.
Learn how to tone, tint, and split tone selected tonal regions, such as only the shadows or only the highlights, in Lightroom.
Learn how to tone and split tone your images in Lightroom using Lightroom's Curves.
Learn how to enhance your Black & White images with a light spill, using the Graduated Filter.
Learn how to save your own presets and presets folder. Explore where to find your presets on disk so that you can share them with others or move them to a different computer.
Learn how best to jump to Photoshop from Lightroom, using Smart Objects and Camera Raw. Finally I provide a review of what you have learned in this course.
Take the next step to becoming a Black & White master in post-production. This course will take you far beyond the steps you have learned and teach you how to master Black & White photography in the most powerful image editor on the planet - Adobe Photoshop.
Steve has been teaching photography for over 25 years, drawing on his professional background as a widely published advertising and corporate photographer. Author of 2 books on photography and Adobe Photoshop, Steve loves demystifying the art of photography for enthusiastic students. Steve is a Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional, and has won a Videographer Award for video-based training. On the part-time faculty of three photography schools, when not teaching Steve can be found photographing the coastline of New Jersey.
---Steve Weinrebe Adobe Certified Instructor, Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional
Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers" Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"