Are you a fan of Black and White photography?  I know I am, that is where I started in 1999, with a Canon AE-1 film camera that I ran hundreds of rolls of black and white film through.  I love the look of a true BLACK and WHITE photograph.

These days, in the digital age, seeing a true black and white photograph is few and far between.  You see, many people fail to actually have true black and true white in their photos due to the way they convert their image.  Simply desaturating the image is not enough. Creating a Gradient Map is a better idea, but it still lacks the ability to adjust the dynamic range without a bit of finesse and work.

Have no fear:  Enter Topaz Black and White Effects 2!  Complete control over all of your Black and White photos.  B & W Effects 2 contains a lot of what you would expect from Topaz Labs, you know pure awesomeness combined with useful adjustments that make your images pop.  Imagine Topaz Adjust meets its colorless  Doppleganger, that’s Black and White Effects 2.

Check out the tutorial I did for it at the beginning of the year, and if you like it (which I am sure you will) you should take advantage of their coupon code below.

Use novbw at checkout to receive 50% off thru November 19th!

Blake Rudis

f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.


For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.


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