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Creating Black-and-White Landscape Photos with Photoshop

Video Introducing this tutorial


Introduction
Welcome
Using the exercise files
Choosing images with the right composition for black and white

1. Basic Black-and-White Conversions
Exploring methods for creating grayscale images
Using the Black & White adjustment layer for basic grayscale conversion
Measuring grayscale values using the Histogram and Info panels
Adjusting Highlight and Shadow values to improve brightness and contrast
Fine-tuning a basic conversion
Challenge: Convert a color image to black and white
Solution: Convert a color image to black and white

2. Fine-Tuning Black-and-White Conversions
Creating contrast from colors
Improving overall brightness and contrast
Adding punch to the sky with layer blending
Enhancing foreground-background separation and contrast
Saturating sky contrast
Challenge: Create a fine-tuned black-and-white conversion
Solution: Create a fine-tuned black-and-white conversion

3. Advanced Black-and-White Techniques
Creating contrast with masks
Controlling contrast with masks
Enhancing contrast with gradient masks and clipping-masked curves
Fine-tuning results by editing masks and balancing adjustments
Using overlapping masks to blend complex areas
Challenge: Using masks to perform a complex black-and-white conversion
Solution: Using masks to perform a complex black-and-white conversion

4. Finishing and Printing Black-and-White Images in Photoshop
Sharpening with nondestructive tools
Performing selective sharpening
Performing selective blurring and sharpening
Best practices for exporting and printing black-and-white landscapes

Conclusion
Next steps