This course will teach you how to convert your color images to black and white and make them look fantastic. In this course you will learn Google's Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, which is now free, and is considered to be one of the best black and white image conversion software.
The course is 100% video tutorials plus the software you need for the course is free. The course should only take a day or two to complete and there is a project for you to complete to show off your new skills.
This course has a getting started section that will explain how all Nik plugins work and then a detailed section about Silver Efex.
You should take this course if you want to learn any of the items listed below and if you want to improve your black and white photography.
You will learn to:
This video will introduce you to what you will learn in the course.
Different ways of using the Nik plugins.
How to access the tools using Photoshop.
Getting around in the Nik Collection interface.
How to setup the program for the first time.
How to undo any settings or adjustments.
How to do a basic black and white conversion with presets and some customization.
Creating a black and white image from scratch with the manual sliders.
How to use the brush to to selectively apply effects.
How to import presets from other sources and install them in the Nik Collection.
How to create your own custom presets.
How to share your custom presets with others.
Demonstration of combining plugins from the Nik Collection.
Post your final project in the Udemy discussion panel.
Gary has been a professional photographer since 2005. He started part time as the photographer for his home town, taking photos of town events and scenery. Gary also started a Camera Club in order to further the hobby of photography in our area. He is still currently the President of the Club and offers seminars at the club's monthly meetings. During his time in the camera club he has won many camera club competitions with his nature and studio photography. Gary also does stock photography for agencies like Shutterstock, Istock, Alamy, and Dreamstime.
Gary has been an educator for the last twenty one years in the areas of science, technology, and photography. In 1998, Gary was awarded the technology teacher of the year award for the state of Rhode Island by Microsoft and Technology & Learning Magazine.