Color and Black & White Photography in Photoshop
Master the Color and Black & White workflows in Photoshop for making dramatic and powerful images that lift off the page or screen, and engage the viewer’s eye. Go far beyond the image as it came out of your camera and gain complete control over the look and feel of your photographs.
For Color photography, after touching on color theory and color themes as they apply to making powerful images, you will work with multiple methods to apply those techniques in Photoshop, including a complete color look workflow. For Black-and-White photography, after briefly exploring traditional toning and why Black-and-White images need toning, Steve guides you through the most important Black-and-White workflows in Photoshop. Those workflows serve as a preamble to applying toning and split-toning techniques using Photoshop’s feature set – including the step-by-step technique 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. Any questions you have will be answered by your instructor via the course dashboard.
Because not all students learning these techniques will be familiar enough with Photoshop to dive into the more advanced sections right away, Steve guides you through a tour of Photoshop basics, and Photoshop’s most important adjustments and panels, and layer and channel workflows. Experienced Photoshop users may pick up a trick or two from those sections but can dive in at Section 2, where Steve first provides a visual guide for color optimization, and then takes you along the journey of mastering 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-and-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, either with the provided samples or your own photography – that is hands-on learning. Steve always tells his students, “there is no such thing as a stupid question”, and 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-and-White workflows and techniques to add atmosphere and depth to your photography.
Steve’s personal technique for creating Black-and-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 any artwork or photograph to create color themes and styles in Photoshop that can be applied to your photography, or packaged to share or sell.
Use the color theme from an artwork like the Mona Lisa, and apply that color style to your photography.
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-and-White tinting and toning features Photoshop’s Camera Raw module
For photographers owning Lightroom, or having the Creative Cloud Photography Package which includes Lightroom, Steve includes a 2-part 30 minute lecture on Black-and-White toning techniques using Lightroom, including covering the 3 ways to make Black-and-White images in Lightroom.
What are the requirements?
Photoshop CC or CS6 is preferable. Much of the course material is applicable for Photoshop CS3 or newer and alternate workflows are covered throughout.
I provide sample images to use, for each of the modules, as well as PDF outlines for some of the more advanced sections. Students are always most interested when working on your own photography, and I encourage you to have your own work on hand to apply these techniques.
Because the new Photography Package that Adobe distributes via Creative Cloud also includes Lightroom, Steve devotes a final video lecture 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.
What am I going to get from this course?
Master photography in Photoshop, including color, light & shadow, adjustments, masking, and much more.
Apply and enhance color to evoke emotions in the viewer.
Create color and black-and-white looks and styles from scratch.
Create a Black-and-White style based on a vintage Gold-Toned Albumen print.
Save your Color or Black and White settings and presets so that you can apply them again and again.
Package Color or Black and 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 and White images.
Read color numbers to control color matching and color adjustments.
Use multiple adjustments together to achieve a unique color look.
Tint and split-tone Black and White photography in Photoshop and Lightroom.
Use Photoshop’s Histories to apply filters and color modes non-destructively.
Control colors and tones to create startling renditions in Black and 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 and White styles.
What is the target audience?
This course is designed for photographers, and all Photoshop users, that want to be in absolute control over their Color or Black-and-White imagery.
This course is for anyone that wants to learn how to create visually rich Color or Black and White photographs, and save stylized looks for personal use, or for sale in the digital marketplace.
Photoshop users with any version of Photoshop will be able to follow along and complete the exercises in this course. While a small number of features are unique to the latest versions, I demonstrate workarounds for earlier versions wherever available.
Anyone that wants to learn Photoshop, whether truly advanced users or complete beginners.
|Section 1: Introduction and Orientation|
About the instructor and a brief overview of the course.
What you’ll learn in “Color and Black-and-White Photography in Photoshop”
In-depth description of the course outline.
Sample Files (39 practice files)
Lecture Slides and Syllabus
Photoshop Orientation for Beginners
|Section 2: Color in Photoshop|
Color and emotion :: Color Temperature and Tint
Photoshop’s library of color themes
Luminance Contrast and Color Contrast
|Section 3: Intro Color Photography in Photoshop|
Adjustments, Masks, and Blending – Part 1
Adjustments, Masks, and Blending – Part 2
Easy color photography looks in Photoshop
Color and tint with Layers and Blending
|Section 4: Advanced Color Photography in Photoshop|
How to adjust color: Advanced – Part 1
How to adjust color: Advanced – Part 2
How to apply custom color looks to photography – Part 1
How to apply custom color looks to photography – Part 2
How to apply custom color looks to photography – Part 3
How to apply custom color looks to photography – Part 4
How to apply custom color looks to photography – Part 5
How to automate and package color looks to use or sell
How to create color looks in Camera Raw
|Section 5: Intro Black & White Photography in Photoshop|
How to add depth to Black & White photography
Black & White Toning in Photoshop – Part 1
Black & White Toning in Photoshop – Part 2
Black & White Toning in Photoshop – Part 3
|Section 6: Advanced Black & White Photography in Photoshop|
Advanced Black & White Toning – Part 1
Advanced Black & White Toning – Part 2
Advanced Black & White Toning – Part 3
Advanced Black & White Toning – Part 4
Advanced Black & White Toning – Part 5
|Section 7: Black-and-White Photography in Lightroom|
Black & White Toning in Lightroom – Part 1
Black & White Toning in Lightroom – Part 2
|Section 8: Conclusion|
What you have learned, and where to go from here
Steve Weinrebe, Photographer, Author, Certified Instructor and Trainer
Steve Weinrebe – Photographer, Videographer, Author, and Instructor – has been teaching classes and workshops at corporations, Government institutions (including for the US Military), and at art schools around the country for over two decades. Steve has written two books on Adobe Photoshop and photography, both published by Cengage Learning. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and Certified Technical Trainer (CompTIA CTT+), and is on the part time faculty of the Maine Media Workshops and Kean University. Steve has developed curriculum for hands-on live courses and workshops as well as for video courses, and has won a Videographer Award for video training on Adobe Photoshop. Steve created the Photographic Toning presets that are part of Adobe Photoshop, and also produces the Art Series of color looks for photography and video.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 123
- Assessments Self