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Art of Black & White: With Photoshop

A Comprehensive Course on Professional Black and White Photography!

The e-book version of this course is available here!

This course will take you through 8 full projects, I will show you all of my techniques for creating stunning and dramatic black and white photos! You will learn how I made some of my most famous black and white photos that have been used in my books and fine art prints - this course is packed with amazing black and white training!

Details & Requirements

Length: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

Experience Level: Beginner

Tags: Most Popular Black & White Photoshop

Required Software: Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC

Read these instructions to get started with the course: Read Me 1st on Training

Read these instructions for help on installing presets: Read Me 1st on Presets

New York Subway - Before

New York Subway - After

Graffiti - Before

Graffiti - After

The Seine - Before

The Seine - After

Lapin Agile - Before

Lapin Agile - After

The Elephant - Before

The Elephant - After

Sunrise - Before

Sunrise - After

New York - Before

New York - After

Hazy Bridge - Before

Hazy Bridge - After


19m 26s

Lesson 1: The Basics

You will see the basic workflow for transforming a photo into an artistic black and white.

13m 41s

Lesson 2: HDR Black and White

Camera Raw 9 has a great new HDR option that we will use in preparation for the black and white conversion.

14m 34s

Lesson 3: Paris Digital Blending

In this photo we will use the best out of the 3 different exposures to make it into a better photo and then we will convert it to black and white !

10m 25s

Lesson 4: Lapin Agile Haze

In this lesson we are going to do a black and white with a winter scene and see how we can add a touch of haze here and there to make it magical!

13m 55s

Lesson 5: Long Exposure Black and White

I used an ND filter for this project, I will show you how to make a long exposure black and white with TONS of drama!

9m 38s

Lesson 6: Black and White HDR Sunrise

In this video I will show you how you can add dramatic light to an otherwise boring morning sunrise. It is almost what we call a “noir obscure” !

14m 15s

Lesson 7: Adding depth to a black and white photo

I will show you how to add depth in this project by playing around with haze. It will take an average photo and make it into a photo that is MUCH more interesting!

11m 7s

Lesson 8: Replacing the Sky in a black and White photo

In this project, I show you how to bring life to a boring sky and create a black and white photo that is emotional and beautiful!

Source Files

Contains 14 of my high-resolution RAW photographs to follow along with all 8 projects!

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