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Black & White

Simulating Film Grain in Lightroom 5

Add some character and grit to your black and white conversions with Lightroom's film grain simulator. This feature is great for bringing a little bit of nostalgia and that old time film look into your Lightroom black and white conversions. [More]

Photoshop Restoration – A Real World Walkthrough

Practically every decade has a signature look when it comes to portraits, not only due to the fashions of the time, but of the lighting and style of the photography. Today we’ll turn an ordinary black & white into a portrait reminiscent of the glamour portraits of the 30’s and 40’s popularized by George Hurrell. [More]

Picking Apart Photoshop Actions

Actions are a great way to get things done quickly, but they’re also a wonderful learning tool. Knowing how to examine an action can help you find new techniques as well as discovering bases that [More]

Creating a Duotone Image in Photoshop

Yesterday, Richard Hales began an introduction to Black and White images. In conjunction with that, I wanted to present an oldie-but-goodie technique that you can use to spice up your black and white [More]

An Introduction to Black and White

When I first started out on this series of tutorials on black & white conversion techniques I started to think about how black & white photography has changed since the advent of digital and [More]

RAW Black & Whites

Its great to welcome back Justin Seeley for another Photoshop Quicktips. In this exclusive episode of Quicktips, Justin shows us why Camera RAW is better suited for creating black & white photos [More]

RAW Black & Whites

Its great to welcome back Justin Seeley for another Photoshop Quicktips. In this exclusive episode of Quicktips, Justin shows us why Camera RAW is better suited for creating black & white photos [More]

Vintage Tints

Vintage is the new thing..wait…vintage and new…oxymoron. Lets say Vintage is all the rage right now. I am seeing it from fashion to photography. It is really easy to achive a cool vintage [More]

A Duo Of Duotones

A subtle overlay of color can really perk up a flat black & white image. A two color overlay, composed of (usually) black and another color, called Duotone, and three color, black and two other [More]

'Painting' A Better Black & White

Last week we looked at one way of improving a grayscale image by bring back, and tweaking, color channels. This week, we’ll enliven a flat black and white image by “painting” in tones. This [More]

Custom Black & White in Lightroom

Welcome back photographer Andie Smith I LOVE LOVE LOVE black and white images. When I was in school, we shot with black and white film (Ilford for me please!) and processed our images in the darkroom [More]