Tell your friends you are a Black and White Conversion Boss after watching this tutorial!

Coming up in the next 24 hours or so I have a webinar with the Photoshop and Lightroom Group for their Adobe Connect Event.  I will be showing how to Master Tone and Color in Photoshop.  Obviously this cannot be done in one 1 hour session.  However, it will leave you with the burning passion to pursue the two most important aspects of image editing.

A couple of things I want to cover in great detail, but I know I will not have the time to hit all of them, are Black and White Conversions and how they affect the color in your images.  A Black and White Conversion is not just a Black and White Conversion, there is a lot that goes into it and when you know how each one affects color you can convert to black and white like a boss without the use of plugins and extra software.

In this video tutorial I will be showing you the following Black and White Conversion methods:

  1. Grayscale Mode
  2. Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  3. Channel Mixer
  4. Black and White Conversion Adjustment Layer
  5. LAB Mode
  6. Gradient Map

There are a lot of Black and White Conversions out there, but these seem to be the best and most reliable.  However, you will see that they all produce VERY different results!

RGBCMYK Color Wheel Download

This is an older tutorial, however, it has so much replay value instead of recording a new one I wanted to share it with you again.

This information is covered in much greater detail in the

Black, White, and Beyond:  The Digital Zone System Training Package



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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's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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