Lesson 13Creating Black and White with Photoshop Lab Color Mode

This lesson shows another simple way to create black and white. Simply open the image in Photoshop and then select Image > Mode > Lab Color, as shown in Figure 1.8 for Photoshop. Photoshop Elements does not support lab color mode, so you have to use the regular Photoshop version. Once you have the image in lab color mode, look at the channels (Figure 1.9). If the Channel window is not open, open it in Window > Channels. Drag channels a and b to the small trash can icon in the Channels...

Lesson 24Creating Sepia with Lightroom

We are going to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom just as we did in Lesson 1.6 in Chapter 1. To start off, if you haven't used Lightroom before, you must first import your image(s) into Lightroom as shown in Figure 1.20 (in Chapter 1). This brings the image into the Library module. Next, move over to the Develop module by clicking on Develop at the top, using the top menus, or using the shortcut OpenApple+D (Mac) or Ctrl+D (PC). This is shown in Figure 1.20. Once you have the image open in the...

Neosymbolism

Ihe work of the painter Paul Gauguin 1848-1903 is usually called impressionism. Some of his work appears to be different than other impressionists such as Claude Monet. This portion of Gauguin's work is flat and full of bright colors. This is especially true of his work done in Tahiti. It is this style of work that the author is emulating in this chapter. The author has named this style of work Neosymbolism. As you can see from the figures, it is quite different from most other types of...

Lesson 71Creating a Panoramic Image in David Hockney Style

You must first create the individual photographs. Although this can be done on a tripod, it is more fun to do it handheld. Usually it is easiest to photograph with a normal or slightly wide-angle lens, perhaps a 28mm to 50mm in a 35mm equivalent. If you use an ultrawide angle lens wider than 28 mm, you will get distortion at the edges that will make it more difficult to line up the edges. If you have to use an ultrawide angle lens, overlap the individual...