Stylize Color and Black & White Photography in Photoshop
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Stylize Color and Black & White Photography in Photoshop

Turn your images into powerful visual statements in this Photoshop master class. Includes samples and practice lessons.
4.4 (21 ratings)
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Created by Steve Weinrebe
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 20 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master photography in Photoshop, including color, light & shadow, adjustments, blending, masking, and much more.
  • Tint and split-tone Color and Black and White photography.
  • Blend color layers into specific tonal regions.
  • Apply and enhance color to evoke emotions in the viewer.
  • Create color and Black & White looks and styles from scratch.
  • Create a Black & White style based on a vintage Gold-Toned Albumen print.
  • Save your Color or Black & White settings and presets so that you can apply them again and again.
  • Package Color or Black & White "looks" to offer for sale in the digital marketplace.
  • Use color palettes to tint different portions of a photograph.
  • Use Hue contrast and Saturation contrast to draw in the eye of the viewer.
  • Color grade photographs, or video, using the powerful color tools that Photoshop has to offer.
  • Understand color basics using Photoshop's amazing color tools, and the ability to create unique color palettes.
  • Create a Color presets using Photoshop's powerful Color Lookup adjustment.
  • Use Photoshop's adjustments to alter the color palette in your images.
  • Use artworks as color templates for styles.
  • Use the amazing Camera Raw Filter to create gorgeous Black & White images.
  • Read color numbers to control color matching and color adjustments.
  • Use multiple adjustments together to achieve a unique color look.
  • Use Photoshop's Histories to apply filters and color modes non-destructively.
  • Control colors and tones to create startling renditions in Black & White.
  • Use Lightroom's unique color palette to adjust colors and tones.
  • Take advantage of Lightroom's intuitive controls to tint and split tone images with masterful control.
  • Go beyond Lightroom's presets to create unique Color or Black & White styles.
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Requirements
  • You'll want to have Photoshop to practice with.
  • I provide sample images to use, for each of the modules, as well as lots of PDF practice exercises. Students are always most interested when working on your own photography, and I encourage you to have your own work as you work through the practice exercises.
  • Because the new Photography Package that Adobe distributes via Creative Cloud also includes Lightroom, I devote a final series of video lectures to creative Black-and-White toning in Lightroom. For those that don't have or want to use Lightroom, those same techniques can be applied in Photoshop's Camera Raw module, or in recent versions by using the Camera Raw filter.
Description

Master the Color and Black & White tools and techniques in Photoshop that will turn your images into powerful visual statements with dramatic color or black and white tones. Go far beyond the image as it came out of your camera and gain complete control over the look and feel of your photographs. Learn with detailed video explanations and lots of hands-on practice exercises.

For Color photography, you will work with multiple techniquesincluding advanced blending, and split toning. For Black & White photography, Steve guides you through the most important Black & White workflows in Photoshop. You will use this foundation to apply toning and split-toning techniques using Photoshop's feature set - including the step-by-step process Steve used to create Photoshop's Photographic Toning presets. Throughout all the lectures Steve provides you with thorough, clear, and detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as hands-on practice activities. Any questions you have will be answered by your instructor via the course dashboard.

After learning about color and emotion in photography, you will dive in to the powerful photographic features available in Photoshop, including Blending Modes and Blending Options, the Camera Raw filter, Curves as a color adjustment, Layer Masks, Calculations, Gradient Map, Color Lookup (3DLUT) exports, and hidden yet powerful features.

As you work alongside Steve, you'll be amazed at the stunning Color and Black & White looks, styles and effects you will be able to apply to your images. And that is the best way to take the course - work along with the instructor. Watch a lecture and try out that lecture's techniques in Photoshop using the hands-on practice files and PDF projects attached to the lectures. Your instructor will answer any questions you have as you work through the course to master Color and Black-and-White in Photoshop.

  • Create custom color looks and develop a unique style for your photography
  • Comprehensive Color and Black & White workflows and techniques to add atmosphere and depth to your photography.
  • Steve's technique for creating Black & White Gradient Map presets
  • Use hue contrast and saturation contrast to draw in the eye of the viewer.
  • Control the blending of colors and tints into specific tonal regions of your photographs.
  • Use the color style from artworks or photographs to create color themes and styles in Photoshop that can be applied to your photography, or packaged to share or sell.
  • Stylize photography from artworks.
  • Create a Black-and-White look based on a vintage Gold-toned Albumen print and apply that to your images.
  • Explore the Color and Black & White tinting and toning features in Photoshop's own Camera Raw
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for photographers and photo enthusiasts that want to be in absolute control over their Color or Black & White photography.
  • This course is for anyone that wants to learn how to stylize Color or Black and White photographs.
  • Photoshop users with any version of Photoshop will be able to follow along and complete the exercises in this course. While one or two features are unique to more recent versions, I demonstrate workarounds for earlier versions wherever available.
  • Anyone that wants to learn Photoshop, whether intermediate-to-advanced users or complete beginners.
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
06:25:33
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Introduction and Orientation
6 Lectures 25:21

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Preview 01:57

"Color and Black-and-White Photography in Photoshop" is a HUGE topic. Because this course covers so much, here is a detailed overview!

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What you are going to learn.
06:39

Is this course right for you? Here's a brief description of each section.

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Is this course right for me? A detailed outline.
04:14

Download the Sample Files so that you can work along with the lessons. Check videos or section outlines for relevant sample files. I do encourage you to try these techniques on your own photography. Share your images with other students at my Facebook page!

Sample Files (40 practice files)
2 pages

Access all the slides I'll be using for each segment of this course.

Lecture Slides and Syllabus
20 pages

(If you're an experienced or advanced user you can skip this lecture, though if you're self-taught you may want to give it a look-see.) Explore how we will be using the Photoshop interface and workspace. Learn to navigate images with the Hand and Zoom tools, and associated shortcuts. We will locate our most important tools, adjustments, menus, and panels for our course. Use some important shortcuts and menu items that will be helpful throughout the course, as well as tiled views of open images.

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A Beginner's Orientation to Photoshop
12:31
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The Power of Color Photography
3 Lectures 30:22

Evoke emotions with colors and how our response to colors affects how we view images. Use Camera Raw to apply color temperatures and tints to dramatically change the mood in a photograph.

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Color and emotion :: Color Temperature and Tint
08:02

Note: the referenced website "adobe.color.com" has been changed to "color.adobe.com".

Discover Photoshop's source for color palettes and color harmonies. We will search for themes and create our own palettes. Then we will use Photoshop's Color Picker and the Swatches panel, as well as the Eyedropper and Color Sampler tools to create our own color themes, and to learn how Photoshop - and our eyes - see color.

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Photoshop's library of color themes
09:22

Explore how luminance contrast, hue contrast, and saturation contrast can affect images and how these contrasts appeal to the eye. Compare images with an appropriate amount of hue contrast using complimentary colors.

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Luminance Contrast and Color Contrast
12:58
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Stylize Color Photography in Photoshop - Intro
4 Lectures 01:02:56

Use Adjustment Layers with the control that their unique properties, and their layer masks, provide us. Paint on masks, and alter mask properties with the Masks panel.

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Adjustments, Masks, and Blending - Part 1
16:51

Change Blending Modes for unique and dramatic looks. Adjust the powerful Blending Option controls to alter an adjustment layer's effect on your images. Blending Options are an important feature in our enhancements of both Color and Black-and-White photography. Use Layer Comps to fast-preview, compare, and save multiple renditions.

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Adjustments, Masks, and Blending - Part 2
13:46

Apply Hue/Saturation, Photo Filter, and Color Lookup adjustments in simple ways that make powerful visual statements. Use HDR Toning settings on non-HDR images for incredible photo effects. Match the color look from one photograph to another, with a click.

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Preview 20:00

Tint and enhance color photographs using the depth of control offered by Hue/Saturation, Color layers, and Gradients. Use blend modes, and blending options, to apply color adjustments selectively and non-destructively to finesse colors in photographs. (Prerequisite: View Lecture 10 to learn Blending Options in depth using the provided sample file.)

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Color and tint with Layers and Blending
12:19
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Stylize Color Photography in Photoshop - Advanced
9 Lectures 02:14:04

Use adjustment layers to alter the colors in your image. Apply Levels and Curves to manipulate colors on the Channel level. With the flexibility of the Hue/Saturation adjustment, single out colors to manipulate. Get granular with color in your photographs by applying the tremendously versatile Selective Color adjustment.

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Stylize Color Photography: Advanced - Part 1
18:22

Use the Color Balance adjustment to balance color across the tonal range. Apply intelligent saturation with Vibrance. Create gorgeous color looks with the Gradient Map.

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Stylize Color Photography: Advanced - Part 2
13:02

Use the dramatic color and style of the Mona Lisa as a color look for your photography. Deconstruct the color palette that Leonardo used, and recreate the magical allure of the Mona Lisa for your own photography. In Part 1 you will learn a Curves method.

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Stylize Photography with Custom Color Looks - Part 1
13:26

Use the most famous painting in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, as a color template for your photography. Deconstruct the color palette that Leonardo used, and recreate the dramatic allure of the Mona Lisa for your own photography. In Part 2 you will learn to pull color palettes in Photoshop and use a Photo Filter method to recreate the palette on another photograph.

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Stylize Photography with Custom Color Looks - Part 2
14:45

Use the most famous painting in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, as a color template for your photography. Deconstruct the color palette that Leonardo used, and recreate the dramatic allure of the Mona Lisa for your own photography. In Part 3 you will learn to use Color Fill layers, along with the color palette from the Mona Lisa, to apply that color look to another photograph.

For best viewing quality, click the Settings icon at the bottom right of the video window (looks like a gear, or cogwheel) and choose Quality 1080p. All the course videos are recorded in 1080p HD, and if they aren't playing back sharp and HD quality, try toggling to 720p, and/or back to 1080p.

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Stylize Photography with Custom Color Looks - Part 3
09:44

Building on your knowledge of deconstructing and recreating color looks, use another iconic painting, Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, as a color template for your photography. Deconstruct the color palette that Van Gogh used and color grade photographs with the twilight color ambience of Starry Night.

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Stylize Photography with Custom Color Looks - Part 4
13:34

With color samples, and color-specific masking, you will apply the color palette of a Japanese woodblock print to a photograph. You will use the power of Layer Masks, Blending Modes and Blending Options to refine your new style.

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Stylize Photography with Custom Color Looks - Part 5
18:23

Package your color looks and to use again and again, or to sell in the digital marketplace. Use Photoshop Actions to automate and share color looks. Export Color looks as LUT files for Photoshop's Color Lookup adjustment. Save and re-apply color looks from Photoshop CC's Libraries panel.

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How to Automate and Package Color Looks to Use or Sell
18:39

How to apply Camera Raw in Photoshop, and the powerful controls Camera Raw offers for color toning. Take a simple, window-lit, photograph and make it romantic and ethereal, full of rich color and atmosphere. Enhance colors in separate regions of your photography. Create versions with Snapshots, and apply a look to another photograph using Presets.

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Stylize Color Photography in Camera Raw
14:09
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Stylize Black & White Photography in Photoshop
4 Lectures 47:04

Recognize the qualities that make a great Black-and-White photographic composition. What to do, and what to avoid, to make Black-and-White conversions. Apply non-destructive workflows using Smart Objects, Adjustment Layers, and Blending Modes.

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How to add depth to Black & White photography
15:15

Apply Sepias and Blue Tones using a variety of adjustments and Photoshop features, for powerful looks with simplicity. Use the most powerful adjustments, and channel methods, to create toned and split-toned Black-and-White photographs. Apply those tools to photographs with tremendous flexibility to interpret the grayscale image, and add depth and atmosphere. (Part 1)

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Stylize Black & White Photography - Part 1
11:27

Apply Sepias and Blue Tones using a variety of adjustments and Photoshop features, for powerful looks with simplicity. Use the most powerful adjustments, and channel methods, to create toned and split-toned Black-and-White photographs. Apply those tools to photographs with tremendous flexibility to interpret the grayscale image, and add depth and atmosphere. (Part 2)

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Stylize Black & White Photography - Part 2
09:16

Apply Sepias and Blue Tones using a variety of adjustments and Photoshop features, for powerful looks with simplicity. Use the most powerful adjustments, and channel methods, to create toned and split-toned Black-and-White photographs. Apply those tools to photographs with tremendous flexibility to interpret the grayscale image, and add depth and atmosphere. (Part 3)

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Stylize Black & White Photography - Part 3
11:06
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Advanced Stylize Black & White Photography in Photoshop
5 Lectures 01:02:30

Building on the basics of adjustments and channels, use Lab color and Calculations to convert color to Black-and-White. Create a contrast mask to control tonal contrast. Make toned an split-toned versions with Layer Comps. Use Photoshop's ability to mask specific tonal regions in order to tint and split-tone with multiple adjustment layers, including Color Balance, for even greater control. Explore both intuitive and counter-intuitive toning colorations to add depth, and create powerful and rich interpretations of the Black-and-White photograph. (Part 1)

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Stylize Black & White Photography: Advanced - Part 1
12:22

Building on the basics of adjustments and channels, use Lab color and Calculations to convert color to Black-and-White. Create a contrast mask to control tonal contrast. Make toned an split-toned versions with Layer Comps. Use Photoshop's ability to mask specific tonal regions in order to tint and split-tone with multiple adjustment layers for even greater control. Explore both intuitive and counter-intuitive toning colorations to add depth, and create powerful and rich interpretations of the Black-and-White photograph. (Part 2)

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Stylize Black & White Photography: Advanced - Part 2
12:47

Apply Gradient Map presets in combination with the Calculations method of Black-and-White conversion. Create your own Gradient Map preset using the color palette of a vintage, 19th Century, Gold-Toned Albumen photographic print.

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Stylize Black & White Photography: Advanced - Part 3
15:03

Apply Gradient Map presets in combination with the Calculations method of Black-and-White conversion. Create your own Gradient Map preset using the color palette of a vintage, 19th Century, Gold-Toned Albumen photographic print. (Part 2)

For best viewing quality, click the Settings icon at the bottom right of the video window (looks like a gear, or cogwheel) and choose Quality 1080p. All the course videos are recorded in 1080p HD, and if they aren't playing back sharp and HD quality, try toggling to 720p, and/or back to 1080p.

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Stylize Black & White Photography: Advanced - Part 4
12:01

Apply Duotones and Tritones, using the beauty of the subtractive color model, to tint different tonal regions of your Black-and-White photography.

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Stylize Black & White Photography: Advanced - Part 5
10:17
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:16

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What you have learned, and where to go from here
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About the Instructor
Steve Weinrebe
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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"