Chapter 3: Working In Black And White 111

TECHNIQUE 14

CONVERTING A COLOR PHOTO

Step 1: Open file 114

Step 2: Convert to Lab Color 114

Step 3: Convert to grayscale 114

TECHNIQUE 16

BURNING AND DODGING WITH MASKS 119

Step 1: Open file 119

Step 2: Duplicate layer 120

Step 3: Adjust shadowed foreground 120

Step 4: Adjust snowy peaks and sky 123

Step 5: Darken sky 124

TECHNIQUE 17

USING SCALING MASKS TO SPEED UP

EDITS 125

Step 1:Open file 126

Step 2: Reduce image size and save file 126

Step 3: Increase contrast in the water part of the image 126 Step 4: Increase contrast in tree area 127 Step 5: Lighten the birch trees 127 Step 6: Increase image size and apply masks to original image 128

TECHNIQUE 18

ISOLATING AND EXTRACTING DETAIL

USING VALUES 131

Step 1:Open file 132

Step 2: Select lightest parts of the image by value 132 Step 3: Reduce selection to just the Cottonwood tree 133

TECHNIQUE 15

CONVERTING A COLOR PHOTO TO B&W

II 115

Step 1: Open file 115

Step 2: Examine each channel 115

Step 3: Use Channel Mixer to mix channels 117

TECHNIQUE 19

SELECTIVE FOCUSING 135

Step 1: Open file 136

Step 2: Create blur-layer 136

Step 3: Create mask layer to focus attention on the boy 136 Step 4: Darken right side of image 138

Step 5: Change Hue/Saturation 138

Step 6: Create final curves adjustment layer 139

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