Black and white photo effects: how Camera Raw can make pro-quality mono

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    Custom black and white photo effects for landscapes

     

    Our image as it originally appeared

    Our image as it originally appeared

    For a verdant landscape shot, you’ll need to adjust yellows and greens to create interest in the foliage (adjust reds, oranges and yellows for autumnal colours), as well as blue to lighten or darken the sky.

    To separate the tones in the foliage, set Yellows to -40 and Greens to +40 as a starting point.

    To darken the sky, set Blues to around -65 (you can go further, but zoom to 100% to check for noise), then, to darken the darkest tones a bit more, set Magentas to -100.

    Custom black and white photo effects for landscapes

    We also dragged the Oranges slider to the right to enhance the lens flare before finishing off with a Contrast setting of +75 and Blacks setting of 15.

    PAGE 1: Using the Camera Raw basic tab
    PAGE 2: Custom black and white photo effects for portraits
    PAGE 3: Custom black and white photo effects for landscapes
    PAGE 4: Custom black and white photo effects for coastal shots
    PAGE 5: Common questions about black and white photo effects in Adobe Camera Raw

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    Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 2:00 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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