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Quick and Easy Black and White Photos in Photoshop

Maggie Hobson-Baker, Art and Design

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5 Videos (17m)
    • Quick and Easy Black and White Photos!

      1:39
    • Method 1: Black and White Adjustment Layer

      8:00
    • Method 2: Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer

      1:48
    • Method 3: Gradient Map

      2:12
    • Method 4: Hue/Saturation

      3:16

About This Class

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In this course I will show you several methods to quickly create black and white photos in Photoshop.  Each photo has its own unique set of properties.  By learning several methods you are creating a toolset for strong black and white photos time after time.  This course focuses on the following 4 methods:

  • Black and White Adjustment Layer
  • Gradient Map
  • Channel Mixer
  • Hue/Saturation

This course will show you how to use the Dodge and Burn tools to target specific areas of your photos as well as how to work with the History Window to undo edits.  

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Maggie Hobson-Baker

Art and Design

Maggie is an artist, designer and Assistant Professor in Studio Art, living and working in the Philadelphia Area. Her work reflects her love of shape, color, nature and design. She loves drawing on her iPad, and Bamboo Tablet as well as working with traditional materials. You can often find her with her camera and sketchbook in the woods. She is especially interested in the dialogue between traditional and digital platforms in the creation of art and visual images.

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