Converting a color image to black and white is very easy with the help of Photoshop and/or Lightroom, but a simple conversion will only change your color image to a greyscale image and may not give it the best results. Lightroom’s develop module includes some settings that give you a great deal of power to influence how your finished black and whites will look, and those settings are called Black & White Mix.
Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets are extremely valuable resources that can save you a lot of time and help you to create amazing photos. If you are building up your own arsenal of actions and presets you know that they can get quite pricey. Well, the good folks at MyDesignDeals have put together a bundle of actions and presets at a ridiculously-low price that will allow you to get a huge collection of awesome actions and presets, plus some other resources.
Photoshop is an amazing tool for photographers, but because it has so many different tools and functionalities the learning curve can be quite steep. If you are interested in learning more about how you can use Photoshop to improve your own photos there are a lot of great tutorials to follow.
There is a lot of work that goes into capturing amazing landscape photos. You’ll need to scout locations to find the best spots, plan your shots so you can be there in the best light and weather, and of course you’ll need to understand the technical details of exposure. But don’t forget about post processing. Even the best photos will need some work if you are shooting in RAW format. Unfortunately, more time spent editing your photos means less time out in the field actually taking photos.
If you want to create a black & white effect with the appearance of age this tutorial will show you exactly how to do it quite easily.