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Virtual – Oz to Kansas – There is not just one way to convert an image from many colors to hues of gray

November 30 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 5:00 pm


Oz to Kansas

There is not just one way to convert an image from many colors to hues of gray.

30 Nov – 3 Dec 2020

Sessions will be 10:00 AM -12:00 PM EST  & 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST with a Q/A availability from 1:oo -2:00 PM EST

Black and white conversion techniques are like politicians making election promises. Every one of them claims to be the penultimate solution to your needs. Regardless of their claims, usually, you find yourself still needing a solution that creates images that look like photographs and not like something the viewer sees as “something you did in Photoshop”.

“Oz to Kansas: The Black and White on Black and White Conversions” is the evolution of thought that began with the chapter in my first book “Welcome to Oz: From Oz to Kansas. How to convert an Image to Black and White Without Ever Leaving the RGB Color Space.” This class takes a practical application approach to when, why and how to convert an image. In it, you learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution.

 

Some of the topics covered in this class are (depending on the needs of the class):

  • When and why you should and should not use global de-saturation.
  • When and why you should and should not use LAB conversions.
  • Split Channel conversions; what they are good for and a way to get the same effect with a file two thirds the size.
  • When to use the black & white adjustment layer to bring out & separate the tones in a color image.
  • The only soup to nuts overview of the Silver Effects Pro Plug-in. How to use it and when.
  • Multiple Channel mixer black and white conversions that replicate the physics of film.
  • When and how to most efficiently use the Gradient tool for black and white conversion.
  • Mid-tone Contouring.
  • Combining multiple conversion techniques to get the optimum black and white image.

 

Note:  Also every technique that will be shown has already been made into an action for Photoshop CC and CS6.  This class is an Adobe Photoshop class we will not be using Lightroom.  We will also be demonstrating the amazing Nik Collection by DXO, Silver Effects 3.0.

Please download, install and test both Photoshop and Silver Effects before the class start date.

Photoshop software free trial: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html

Nik Collection Free trial:  https://nikcollection.dxo.com/download

 


What is the cancellation policy?

If you need to withdraw from a virtual workshop, please inform us at least 7 days before the day of class and we will refund your payment, less a 10% withdrawal fee. No refund of payments will be made if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 7 days prior to the start of class unless a replacement is found to fill your vacant space. If a replacement is found we will refund your payment less the 10% withdrawal Fee. Please note that no refund of any fees will be made for no-shows or withdrawal after a workshop begins.

Details

Start:
November 30 @ 10:00 am
End:
December 3 @ 5:00 pm

Member Price

$695.00

Non-member Price

$745.00

Oz to Kansas – There is not just one way to convert an image from many colors to hues of gray

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Membership

Member, Non-member

Date

November 30 – December 3, 2020

Prerequisites

Please download, install and test both Photoshop and Silver Effects before the class start date. Photoshop software free trial: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html Nik Collection Free trial:  https://nikcollection.dxo.com/download