Black and White Mastery in Adobe Lightroom
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Black and White Mastery in Adobe Lightroom

Create powerful Black and White images in Lightroom, then tint and split tone to make dramatic visual statements.
4.7 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
729 students enrolled
Created by Steve Weinrebe
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Convert images from color to Black and White using three different methods in Lightroom
  • Tint, tone, and split tone black and white images in Lightroom
  • Use Hue, Saturation, and Luminance
  • Use and create Lightroom presets
  • Control color in Lightroom
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Requirements
  • How to use a computer and computer mouse
  • How to import photos into Adobe Lightroom
  • Lightroom basics like moving from the Library module to the Develop module
Description

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:

  • What effect Black and White can have on the viewer, compared to the Color image
  • The non-destructive parametric edits Lightroom give you
  • Where to find Black and White presets
  • Simple Black and White conversions in Lightroom
  • The direct method to create Black and White photographs
  • How to create Black and White with the most control
  • How to Split Tone Black and White
  • How to Selectively Split Tone in Lightroom
  • How to Split Tone with Curves
  • How to create graduated highlights
  • How to save and share your own custom presets
  • How best to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Landscape photographers
  • Portrait photographers
  • Studio photographers
  • Photographers that want to explore Black and White in Lightroom
  • Photographers that want to learn more about how Lightroom works
  • Photoshop users that want to learn more about Camera Raw
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction and Orientation
1 Lecture 01:13

In this lecture I provide an overview of what you will get out of this course, and a little bit about my background. NOTE: 28 sample Files are attached to Lecture 4.

Preview 01:13
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Get started with Black & White photography in Lightroom
3 Lectures 05:09

In this lecture I explain what parametric edits are, and how Lightroom allows you to do non-destructive edits.

Preview 02:00

In this lecture you will learn where the simple Black & White presets are in Lightroom, and how to apply them.

Preview 02:17

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.)

Start with the Basic edits
00:52
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3 Steps to Black & White Mastery in Lightroom
3 Lectures 05:19

In this lecture you will learn the 1st of 3 methods in Lightroom to create a Black & White image.

1st Black & White Method
01:27

In this lecture you will learn the 2ndof 3 methods in Lightroom to create a Black & White image.

2nd Black & White Method
01:42

In this lecture you will learn the 3rd, and perhaps most flexible, of 3 methods in Lightroom to create a Black & White image.

3rd Black & White Method
02:10
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Tone and Split-Tone for Richness and Depth
4 Lectures 11:30

Learn the basics of toning and Split Toning Black & White images in Lightroom.

Split Tone Black & White
02:16

Learn how to tone, tint, and split tone selected tonal regions, such as only the shadows or only the highlights, in Lightroom.

Selectively Tone Black & White
02:49

Learn how to tone and split tone your images in Lightroom using Lightroom's Curves.

Split Tone Black & White with Curves
02:45

Learn how to enhance your Black & White images with a light spill, using the Graduated Filter.

Create a Light Spill with the Graduated Filter
03:40
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Saving Custom Presets, Jumping to Photoshop, and Review
2 Lectures 07:26

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.

Save Your Own Custom Presets
03:36

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.

Preview 03:50
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Where to go from here?
1 Lecture 01:57

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.

Preview 01:57
About the Instructor
Steve Weinrebe
4.2 Average rating
65 Reviews
2,411 Students
5 Courses
Photographer, Author, Instructor, Certified Trainer

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 TrainerAdobe Community Professional

Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers" Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"