Dramatic Black and White Photography in the Digital Age

The Complete Black and White Fine Art Photography Techniques with Photoshop Course
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 4.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Dramatic Black and White Photography in the Digital Age - Master black and white fine art photography techniques with Photoshop.


Master powerful Photoshop black & white conversion techniques, create stunning portfolio, amaze your clients with trendy & timeless vintage black and white images! If you want to learn how to create digital black and white imagery that you can sell with great profit on image stocks like Shutterstock, Istock or Alamy - take this course!


This course is packed with high quality supporting materials (14 high resolution TIFF files) - they are downloadable and you can use them to speed up the learning process. The "hands-on" tutorial part of the course is based on the provided image base, you don't have to waste time on searching for suitable images. In complete, explained step by step edits I will reveal secrets of my personal workflow. Just join me in this course, download the supporting files and immediately start improving your Photoshop skills!

I will teach you all the Photoshop tricks and technics that I have learnt during my over 10 years long artistic photography practice. You will learn how to improve your workflow to minimize time spend in digital darkroom and have more fun when shooting photos.


  • You will learn whole range of the most powerful and flexible black and white conversion techniques;
  • You will be working in "non-destructive" way with Adjustment Layers to massively speed up the editing work;
  • You will master the most effective and flexible Photoshop tool in terms of photo editing - The Curves Tool
  • You will learn how to blend multiple adjustments in a seamless way in one image with help of masking techniques
  • You will learn how to evaluate tonal range in your images with the Histogram Tool and you will be using it as a basic reference in your workflow
  • You will achieve stunning results with your images and develop your artistic skills

So say "goodbay" to flat, washed-out photos and learn how in no time achieve dramatic results and amaze your friends, family and clients.

Start enjoying your work with the most effective and powerful Photoshop techniques now!




What are the requirements?

  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough. If you have very old Photoshop version - Photoshop CS2 you still will be able to work with most of the techniques, apart from the Black&White Tool, since it was introduced in Photoshop CS3
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand and apply the basic principles behind b&w conversion
  • fix common issues in the photos ("flat" images, washed out sky, eyes in the shadow, low contrast, lack of definition, lack of details and texture)
  • understand the basic tool for any photography edit - the Histogram Tool and use it effectively
  • master the most powerful Photoshop adjustment tool- The Curves
  • learn how to work with masks and how to blend them in a seamless way
  • learn efficient and quick workflow based on Adjustment Layers
  • understand how RGB additive color model works and apply this knowledge in your workflow
  • learn useful techniques to pick out details and in an intelligent way sharpen selected areas in the photo
  • massively improve images by applying targeted adjustments in a few simple steps
  • increase distinction in the photographs & add drama
  • create striking b&w conversions based on color images
  • work with "non destructive" techniques to further enhance the images
  • realise artistic vision with help of presented powerful Photoshop techniques

What is the target audience?

  • Take this course if you love photography
  • Take this course if you are fascinated with the timeless beauty of black and white images
  • Take this course if you want to create b&w conversions like a pro!
  • Take this course if you want to learn in detail powerful and flexible Photoshop techniques to improve your photos
  • Take this course if you are curious about techniques behind dramatic black and white photographs
  • Take this course if you are an artist and would like to introduce digital techniques in your creative process
  • Take this course if you want to learn how to create digital artwork that sells well on image stocks like Sutterstock, iStock, Alamy and others - b&w vintage style is now more trendy than ever!
  • Take this course if you want to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome to "Dramatic Black and White Photography in the Digital Age"
Preview
03:13
Section 2: Everything You always wanted to know about B&W
WHY photographers shoot in Black and White
Preview
02:17
WHAT does that mean "to see in B&W"
04:29
HOW to convert to B&W
01:30
Section 3: Simple One Step B&W Conversion Techniques
"One Step Method" Nr 1: Desaturate
Preview
04:09
"One Step Method" Nr 2: Hue/Saturation
02:15
"One Step Method" Nr 3: Grayscale
03:52
Section 4: Basic Photo Editing Tools to Evaluate your Images
The RGB Color Additive Model
07:46
The Channels Tool
06:01
Section 5: Advanced B&W Conversion Techniques
LAB Color
06:11
Hue/Saturation with Adjustment Layer
06:05
Twin Hue/Saturation Method
06:30
Gradient Map
07:52
Channel Mixer
Preview
10:56
Black & White Tool
10:25
Camera RAW Plugin
09:04
B&W Conversion Techniques- Summary
02:52
Section 6: Master the Most Powerful Editing Tools to Enhance Your Images
The Histogram Tool
06:04
The Levels Tool
07:49
The Brightness & Contrast Tool
04:00
The Curves Tool
10:40
Section 7: Download Resources here
Resources
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Section 8: "Hands-on" Full Edits explained step by step
Edit 1: Josefine
19:52
Edit 2: Sana
16:06
Edit 3: Charles
17:24
Edit 4: Sunrise
18:21
Edit 5: Simona
24:42
Edit 6: Chris
22:29
Edit 7: Hermen
20:04
Section 9: Thank You!
Thank You!
00:48
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Instructor Biography

Kasia Zmokla, (MFA) Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer 20 yrs exp

Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design


My name is Kasia Zmokla and I am very excited that you are reading this!

I teach in the Digital Art area on Udemy. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in the Digital Art Field.

Professional Background

Professionally, I am a digital artist, graphic designer and a photographer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. That consists of working full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer.

I have received formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

Along the way I have learnt best industry practices and developed my own creative techniques. If you are curious about my portfolio, feel free to have a look at the commercial design work and personal projects in the last Section of this Course.

My Fine Art photography prints are available at several international fine art galleries, amongst others at Asia Contemporary Art Buyer and Saatchi Art. I am an active contributor at many stock agencies including the prestigious world’s largest stock photo collection - Alamy and Stockimo.

I have also self published three photo books with Blurb.

Links to my professional portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the Course.

Summary

To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about photography and Digital Art and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!

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