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Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Lightroom

Book Description

In the highly anticipated second edition of this groundbreaking book, NAPP GURU award recipient and professional photographer Leslie Alsheimer and Adobe's own Bryan O'Neil Hughes show you everything you need to know to uncover the secrets to successful black and white conversion and printmaking.

This comprehensive reference will help you maximize your workflow with coverage of all of the relevant new features of Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2, including every stage of the black and white process from capture to printing. Along the way, you'll find in-depth explanations of key topics such as color management, optimizing your workspace, softproofing and calibration (both onscreen and for output), evaluating histograms, non-destructive editing, and much more.

New features in this edition include:
.In-depth coverage of workflow using the Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW components of CS4
.New recipes and tips for advanced black and white conversion
.Coverage of Lightroom and Photoshop integration features
.An overview of scanners and scanning your black and white film
.Advice on exposure essentials and how to apply the Zone System to your digital shooting
.A brand new chapter on black and white and creative image editing in Lightroom

Breathtaking color and black and white photographs, including Leslie Alsheimer's image which won the coveted Vincent Versace award at Photoshop World in 2008, will inspire you to expand your own creativity to limitless possibilities. This is the essential resource for any photographer shooting black and white in the digital age.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Copyright Notice
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Salutations
  9. Focus on Imagery
  10. Craft, Vision, Artistry
  11. Film's Place in a Digital World
  12. Seeing in Black and White
  13. Breaking the Rules
  14. Assignment: Project Refresh
  15. Mistakes can be Magic
  16. Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom: An Integrated Color Managed Workflow Solution
  17. Chapter 1: Color Management for Black and White
    1. Pre-Workflow: Color Management Integration
    2. The Essential Overview
    3. Why Do We Need Color Management?
    4. Outline: The Color Managed Workflow
    5. I. Capture
      1. Set Up Color Working Spaces
    6. II. Workspace: Control Ambient Lighting Conditions and Working Environment
    7. III. Monitor Control
    8. IV. Software Policies
      1. Photoshop Color Management Policies and the Editing Color Working Space
      2. Working Gray Policies
      3. CMYK Working Space
      4. Spot Working Space
      5. Color Management Policies
      6. Save and Name
      7. Comment
    9. V. Print Profiling and Printer Settings
      1. Output and Media Considerations
      2. Softproof, Evaluate, Tweak and Repeat
  18. Chapter 2: Highest Quality Capture: Workflow Phase I
    1. I. Capture in Color
    2. II. Digital Capture File Formats
      1. JPEG vs. Raw Capture
      2. Digital Negative (or DNG) Format
      3. File Formats: Quick Reference
    3. III. Bit Depth: The Advantage of High Bit Capture
    4. IV. Exposure
    5. V. Exposure Essentials: the Zone System Applied
    6. VI. The Zone System Applied: Exposure Evaluation with Histograms
      1. Utilizing Histograms in the Field for Optimal Exposures with the Greatest Dynamic Range
      2. So if the LCD Stinks for Exposure Evaluation is There Another Way to Evaluate Exposure in the Field?
      3. Reading and Interpreting Histogram Data
      4. Histograms and Images
      5. Summary of Histograms and Exposure Evaluation
    7. VII. Exposure Evaluation: Monitor Highlights Utilizing the Blinking Highlight Indicator
    8. VIII. Histograms in the Digital Darkroom
      1. Monitoring Image Detail with Image Adjustments for Highest Quality Editing Practice
    9. IX. Digital Darkroom Editing Dangers
      1. Posterization aka Banding
      2. Cache Warning
    10. X. Scanning Capture: an Overview
      1. How to Set Up for Optimal Scanning
      2. Resolution/Print Size Reference Chart
    11. XI. Noise and Interference in Digital Capture
      1. AKA Grain in the Film World
      2. Types of Noise
      3. Noise Controlling Factors
  19. Chapter 3: Lightroom Integrated: Workflow Phase II
    1. Integrating Workflow Practices
    2. Workflow is Dynamic: Go with the Flow!
    3. Lightroom Unleashed: The Editing Accelerator
    4. History
    5. A Stepped Approach through Lightroom
    6. Lightroom Module Overview
    7. I. Import: Includes Download, Backup, Rename, Keyword, and Copyright
    8. II. Lightroom Basic Editing
    9. III. Basic Image Processing: an Overview of the Lightroom Develop Module
    10. IV. Export: Archive, Contact
      1. Special Note: Lightroom Color Management
      2. Integration: Lightroom to Photoshop
      3. Lightroom to Photoshop: More Features
      4. Adobe Bridge: Overiew
  20. Chapter 4: Black and White in Photoshop I
    1. Black and White Conversion Techniques in Photoshop
    2. I. Simple Methods
      1. Grayscale Mode Change
      2. Desaturate
      3. Lab Color Mode
    3. II. Advanced Black and White Conversion: Foundation and Theory Overview
      1. Foundation & Theory: Color Filters and Black and White Film
    4. III. Advanced Conversion Techniques
      1. Channel Mixer
      2. Hue/Saturation Technique
      3. Turn Up the Volume! This One Goes to 11
  21. Chapter 5: Black and White in Photoshop II
    1. Black and White from Black and White
    2. Black and White Stand-alone Feature
    3. Blend Modes
    4. Black and White in Adobe Camera Raw 5.0
    5. Black and White Beyond
    6. Bringing scans into Photoshop
  22. Chapter 6: Black and White & Creative Image Editing in Lightroom
    1. Black and White Conversion Options: The Methods
      1. Simple Grayscale
      2. HSL Conversion Method
      3. Creating a Graduated Neutral Density Filter in Lightroom
      4. Dodging and Burning with the Adjustment Brush
      5. Auto Masking
      6. Hand Coloring with the Adjustment Brush and Masking
      7. Selective Black and White
      8. Post-Crop Vignettes
      9. Develop Module Lightroom Presets
      10. Develop Module User Presets
  23. Chapter 7: Creative Image Editing in Photoshop
    1. The Digital Darkroom
      1. Non-Destructive Editing: an Overview of Best Practices and New Features in CS4
      2. Using Adjustment Layers for a Non-Destructive Workflow
      3. Monitoring Adjustments with the Histogram Palette
      4. Levels and Curves Overview: Tone and Contrast Corrections
      5. Setting Black and White Points
      6. Photoshop: Dodging and Burning with “Soft Light”
      7. Dodging and Burning with Adjustment Layers
      8. Creating a Neutral Density Filter
    2. Vignetting
      1. Burn Edges w/ Geometric Selection Tools
      2. Correcting Exposure Issues with Adjustment Layers
      3. Grain Eff ects
      4. Digital Infrared
      5. Reducing Noise with Photoshop
      6. Hand Color Black and White
      7. Sandwiching Negatives
      8. Toning Techniques with Photoshop
  24. Chapter 8: Printing
    1. Silver Changing Form
    2. Ink
    3. Alternatives to Black and White Inkjet Limitations
    4. Latest Developments
    5. Papers and Profiles
    6. Workflow Phase 5: Printing Workflow
    7. Monitor Tonal Detail from Monitor to Print: Creating a Step Wedge
    8. Printing Workflow Overview
    9. A. Photoshop Printing Workflow
      1. I. Set Image Size and Resolution
      2. II. Softproofi ng
      3. III. Sharpening
      4. IV. Set Your Print Driver for Color Managed Output
      5. V. Tweaking
    10. B. Printing from Lightroom
      1. Lightroom Print Module
      2. Overview of Features
      3. Set Your Print Driver for Color Managed Output Color Management
      4. Print Settings for Macintosh
      5. Print Settings for Windows
      6. Lightroom Printing Templates Mac and PC
  25. Afterword
  26. About the Authors
  27. Index