Chapter 8. WORKING IN THE DIGITAL DARKROOM

WORKING IN THE DIGITAL DARKROOM
  • Understanding Local and Global Changes

  • Multiple Raw Processing

  • Working with Adjustment Layers

  • Dodging and Burning

  • Layer Masks

  • Shadow and Highlight Tool

  • Additional Filters and Tools

  • Selective Effects

  • Film Simulations

  • Create Your Own Workflow

Using the digital darkroom presents many exciting new opportunities that were not available in the wet darkroom. Changes you make to black-and-white images happen in front of you immediately (this goes both for seeing a slight change that moves the image from good to brilliant and for witnessing a bold mistake).

While the immediate response is extremely helpful when you are creating your black-and-white masterpieces, don't think for a moment that it takes only two seconds to create fantastic images. It is important to spend time learning how photographs respond to different input and trying new things to get an image perfected. After a while, knowing which changes to make and how to make them will be second nature, as will knowing when to press

WORKING IN THE DIGITAL DARKROOM

This chapter shows you some of the many ways to take the images beyond just a black-and-white conversion. While simply perfecting the black-and-white conversion with the options discussed in the previous chapter may satisfy some, you can fine-tune an image even more, making ...

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