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Black&white Mastery

There are over 12 different ways to convert a color photo to black and white using photoshop. All of which pale in comparison to the 3 methods of converting a Raw image to B&W using ACR or Lightroom.
At my last seminar,”RawTalk” I briefly mentioned my two favorite ways to convert to B&W.  I also [...]

RAW Talk with ASMP NY

 
 
 
 
April 22nd, 2009 - 6:30pm
For all you lurking blog readers out there……  ASMP as invited me to do a Lecture in NYC.  It’s this Wednesday night, it should be a good one so come on out and say hi !
-  Details below -
RAW Talk is an insider look, “under the hood” of RAW processing tools giving photographers both [...]

Split Toning with Lightroom2

The often overlooked split tone adjustment tab could be just what you were looking for. Sure split toned black and whites can look nice, especially when used sparingly, but I have to say that i find split tone adjustments in Lightroom/ACR far more useful for creating unique color looks and simulating film stocks.
Although the adjustments [...]

Saturation distribution

So I made some exiting new discoveries with saturation in Lightroom that I can’t keep to myself.  It’s important to know exactly what both the saturation and vibrance sliders are doing in order to get how this works.
-  The saturation slider takes all colors and saturates them at even increments regardless of their current saturation.
-  Vibrance [...]

CHANNEL MIXING, GET MORE

Creating  depth, better separation, and detail can be accomplished a number of ways.  Most retouchers use multiple curves and other dodge and burn techniques.  But by teaming your curves adjustments with channel mixing you can get a lot more from your images. 
Without a solid tonal structure to begin with, your creating a lot of extra work for yourself. [...]

how NOT to do it

In my lectures and one-on-one retouching sessions I like to say,  ” you’re only as good as what you change and how you change it.“  It’s important to think about what should not be retouched.  Usually botched commercial retouching is just plain sad but in this case… it’s hilarious!  Our friends over at Photoshop Disasters [...]

DELICIOUS

One feature that will likely go un-noticed on this blog is the Delicious Page.  To find the link just scroll down on your right,  you’ll see it underneath PAGES -> Delicious.
If you’re not already on Delicious, you should be.  It’s essentially collective bookmarks that are viewable on the web from any computer.  You can save [...]