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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Creating Black & White Photo and Using the Colorize Option

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Introduction to Photoshop Elements

19m 3s

Intro
0:00
Course Overview
0:10
What You Will Learn
0:11
Key to Learning Photoshop Elements
1:29
Photoshop Elements or Photoshop?
2:23
Elements Can Do Almost Anything that Photoshop can for Enhancing or Retouching Images
2:24
Photoshop Elements Has Several Features that Photoshop Does Not Have
3:54
Elements is Very User Friendly in It's Layout
4:49
Elements 11 Has Also Incorporated Some Great New Features from Photoshop CS6
5:18
Bottom Line
5:43
Three Separate Programs in One Package
6:12
Organizer
6:13
Camera RAW
6:55
Editor
7:45
Four Simple Categories for Working on an Image
8:01
Corrections
8:02
Selections
8:30
Retouching
9:23
Manipulation
9:42
Demonstration : Using Elements to Work on an Image
10:03
Editing in Camera RAW
10:04
Removing Parts of an Image
11:55
Selection Mask & Adjusting Color
14:06
Adjusting Overall Saturation
17:02
Important Axiom
18:08
The Importance of Quality

19m 6s

Intro
0:00
The Mantra of Quality
1:02
'Garbage In, Garbage Out'
1:03
Setting Up Your Camera
1:50
Camera Settings: JPEG vs. RAW
1:51
Setting Your Camera for RAW Files
5:10
Some Tips on Taking Quality Photos
8:23
Fill the Frame
8:31
Check Your Focus
11:23
Camera Shake
12:39
Exposure
14:05
Shoot Several Shots of a Scene
15:48
Shoot Multiple Angles and Different Focal Lengths
16:51
Lesson Summary
18:40
Light & Color

13m 11s

Intro
0:00
Lesson in Light & Color, Part 1
0:46
What is Light?
0:47
Brightness & Color
1:24
Example of Exposure & Color
2:47
Lesson in Light & Color, Part 2
4:30
Transmitted & Reflected Light
4:31
Why is This Important in Photoshop?
6:27
Color Spaces
7:18
Visible
7:19
Prophoto
7:36
Adobe RGB & sRGB
8:22
CMYK
9:37
To Make This Simple
10:32
Setting Color Spaces
11:28
Setting Color Spaces
11:29
Lesson Summary
12:42
White Balance & Monitor Calibration

17m 21s

Intro
0:00
White Balance
1:45
What is White Balance
1:46
Examples: Lighting Situations
3:03
How Does White Balance Apply in Photoshop Elements?
8:00
Monitor Calibration
8:42
Monitor Calibration Overview
8:43
Calibrating Your Monitor for PC & MAC
11:22
Calibrating to a Printer
14:24
II. Workspace
Overview & Tour

14m 59s

Intro
0:00
Principal Objective of This Course
0:24
Practical Working Knowledge
0:25
Main Work Areas Overview
1:31
The Welcome Screen
1:32
The Organizer Workspace
2:14
The Editor Workspace
2:55
Demonstrations: The Welcome Screen
3:40
The Editor Workspace
5:21
Toolbox
5:22
Tool Options
6:09
Open Recently Edited Items
6:48
Quick, Guided, and Expert Mode
7:12
Create Button
8:37
Panels & Adjustments
8:46
Photo Bin
9:14
The Organizer Workspace
10:00
Importing Images
10:33
Folders & Albums
10:50
Bottom Tools
11:47
Tags and Information
12:18
Create & Share
13:00
Ratings
13:14
Media, People, Places, and Events
13:19
Organizer, Part1: Import & Sort

25m 43s

Intro
0:00
The Organizer Overview
0:17
Objective
0:56
What We Want to Do
1:04
Getting Organized
2:06
Primary Features
3:34
Drop Down Menus & Media Window
3:35
Star Ratings
6:07
Folders, Information Panels, and Albums
6:35
Create & Share Menu
10:20
Bringing Your Images Into Organizer
10:56
Photo Downloader
10:57
Get Images From Existing Files or Folders
18:11
Searching for Missing Items
19:40
Organizing Your Images
20:25
Folders & Albums
20:26
Organizer, Part 2: Sorting, Rating & Refining Images

22m 12s

Intro
0:00
Sorting, Rating & Refining Images
0:07
Albums & Folders Review
0:08
2 More Ways to Add Images to an Album
3:00
Deleting Images
7:56
Sorting and Refining Your Images
10:47
Adding & Changing Star Ratings
11:41
Full Screen View
14:22
Two Up View Comparison & Filtering Images
15:35
Organizer, Part 3: Keywords, People & Places

12m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Sorting Methods
3:53
Sorting by Keywords
3:54
Sorting by People
7:28
Sorting by Places
9:35
The Photo Editor Workspace

29m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Quick Edit, Guided Edit, and Expert
1:09
Photoshop Elements 10 Workspace vs. 11 Workspace
1:53
Setting Preferences
3:00
Color Picker & Step Back/Fwd
3:01
General Options
4:45
Allow Floating Documents in Expert Mode
5:49
Saving Files
8:02
Performance
9:14
Display & Cursors
10:45
Transparency, Units & Rulers, Guides & Grid
12:12
The New Interface Overview
14:02
The New Interface
14:03
The Menu Bar
15:41
The Options Bar
15:42
The Tool Bar
16:44
The Task Bar
17:28
The Photo Bin & Tool Options Bin
18:27
The Panel Bin
20:46
The Document Window
22:21
Options for Arranging Documents
24:35
The Tool Bar & Important Tool Shortcuts

15m 37s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Photoshop Elements 10 vs. Photoshop Elements 11
0:54
The Tool Bar
3:13
Primary Photoshop Elements Tools - Defined
3:14
Photoshop Elements 11 Tools and One Key Shortcuts
3:32
Important Tools and Their Shortcuts
5:09
Zoom Tool
5:28
Hand Tool
7:41
Move Tool
9:33
Selection Tools
11:00
Spot Healing Brush Tool & Rubber Stamp Tool
11:55
Sponge Tool
12:38
Brush Tool & Eraser Tool
12:54
Gradient Tool
13:11
Text Tool
13:15
Crop Tool
13:24
Brushes Shortcuts
14:24
Lesson Summary
14:56
The Menu Bar & Options Bar

18m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Menu Bar
1:46
File Menu
2:08
Edit Menu
3:54
Image Menu
6:27
Enhance Menu
8:00
Layer Menu
8:45
Select Menu
8:56
Filter Menu
9:08
View Menu
9:18
Window Menu
11:09
Help Menu
11:56
Summary
12:11
The Options Bar
12:44
Open
12:45
Quick, Guided, and Expert Overview
13:34
Quick Edit
14:05
Guided Edit
16:03
Expert Mode and Create Buttons
18:02
The Task Bar, Photo Bin, & Panel Bin

17m 7s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Task Bar
1:46
The Task Bar Overview
1:47
Photo Bin
2:26
Tools Option
4:14
Undo & Redo
5:50
Rotate
6:12
Layout
6:45
Panels
7:40
Layer
8:13
Effects
8:40
Graphics
11:38
Favorites
12:35
More
13:17
Customize Panels
13:48
Lesson Summary
16:42
III. Camera RAW
Camera RAW, Part 1

10m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
What is RAW and What is JPEG Files?
1:22
JPEG Files
2:03
RAW Files
4:10
JPEG vs. RAW
5:11
Camera RAW
6:30
What is Camera RAW?
6:31
Why Use Camera RAW?
8:13
Camera RAW, Part 2

21m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Camera RAW: Tools
1:39
Tool Bar and Tools in Camera RAW
2:14
Camera RAW: Panels
5:15
Camera Calibration Panel
5:53
Basic Panel
7:02
Detail Panel: Sharpening & Noise Reduction
12:53
Saving Image
16:13
Opening JPEG's or TIFF in Camera RAW
18:26
Opening JPEG's or TIFF in Camera RAW
18:27
IV. Elements Basics
Image Size, Canvas Size, & Resolution

23m 59s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Image Size & Resolution
0:58
Megapixels
0:59
File Size
1:23
Resolution
1:42
Image Size
1:55
Changing Document Size Only, Maintaining Proportions
2:21
Re-Sampling
8:09
Re-Sampling to Maintain Proportions
8:10
Re-Sampling to Distort Image
13:46
Canvas Size
16:16
Canvas Size
16:17
Sizing for Print & Web
21:52
Sizing for Print & Web
21:53
File Formats

10m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Primary File Formats in Photoshop Elements
0:44
PSD
0:55
JPEG
2:00
PNG
3:50
Formats for Saving
5:02
GIF
6:01
PDF
6:43
TIFF
7:43
Photo Project Format
8:42
Lesson Summary
10:12
Saving Your Images

18m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Save & Save As
0:38
Save & Save As
0:39
Save for Web
8:21
Preset: JPEG
10:25
Preset: GIF 32
11:44
Preset: PNG 24
12:28
Save for Web: JPEG Settings
13:04
Lesson Summary
17:30
Value of Using Shortcuts

11m 56s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Categories in Photoshop Elements
1:11
Basic Categories in Photoshop Elements
1:12
Important Tools and Their Shortcuts
3:32
Key Shortcuts
4:08
Single Key Shortcuts
4:09
Two Keys Shortcuts
4:34
Using Shortcuts Demonstration
6:13
Using Shortcuts Demonstration
6:14
Lesson Summary
10:58
Image Sharpening

18m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is Sharpening?
0:30
What is Sharpening?
0:31
Auto Sharpen
0:46
When and How Much to Sharpen?
2:58
Noise Reduction Before Sharpening
3:27
Sharpen Your Image When You First Open It
5:03
Do Not Oversharpen
6:16
Sharpening Methods
8:31
Adjust Sharpen
8:55
Unsharp Mask
11:35
High Pass Filter
13:25
Methods Summary
17:06
Image Enhancement: Quick Edit & Guided Edit Mode

11m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Image Enhancement with Quick Edit Mode
0:24
Quick Edit Mode Overview
0:28
Sharpen
1:43
Exposure
2:11
Color
3:09
Demonstration 2: Flower
3:36
Image Enhancement with Guided Edit Mode
5:18
Sharpen
5:55
Levels
6:10
Enhance Colors
6:49
Recompose
7:25
8:51
Create Pop Art
9:40
Crop, Straighten, Correct Perspective & Distortion

18m 21s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Correct Camera Distortion
3:13
Distortion
3:14
Vignette
4:08
Perspective Control
5:03
Edge Extension
6:00
Correct Perspective
6:25
Perspective Transform
6:26
Distort Transform
7:45
Cropping
9:21
Cropping
9:22
Straightening
12:03
Straightening
12:04
Recompose
14:45
Recompose
14:46
Brushes

23m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Brushes
1:23
Size & Opacity
1:24
Brush Shapes
4:33
Brush Settings
5:20
Hardness
5:21
Spacing
5:57
Angle
7:39
Scatter
9:03
Fade
10:23
Creating a Custom Brush
11:46
Creating a Custom Brush Demonstration 1
11:47
Creating a Custom Brush Demonstration 2
13:17
Creating Pattern Brush
14:20
Impressionistic Brush
16:57
Impressionistic Brush
16:58
Color Replacement Brush
19:03
Color Replacement Brush
19:04
Gradients & the Paint Bucket Tools

31m 19s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Paint Bucket Tool
0:46
Color & Pattern
0:47
Opacity, Tolerance, & Blend Mode
1:09
Paint Bucket Demonstration 1: Filling a Layer
1:27
Paint Bucket Demonstration 2: Creating a Sepia Tone
2:20
Paint Bucket Demonstration 3: Changing Color Using Blend Mode, Opacity, 7 Tolerance
4:15
Paint Bucket Demonstration 4: Adding Pattern to an Image
6:44
The Gradient Tool
8:53
The Gradient Tool
8:54
The Gradient Editor
12:50
The Gradient Editor Overview
12:51
Solid Gradient vs. Noise Gradient
14:20
Color Midpoint
16:37
Creating a Gradient
21:19
Gradient Map Feature
23:57
Gradient Map Feature
23:58
Using Gradients for Layer Masks
28:21
Using Gradients for Layer Masks
28:22
Exposure & Color Corrections, Part 1

27m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Mantra for Exposure & Color
0:49
Mantra for Exposure & Color
1:06
Auto Exposure/Color Controls
2:19
Auto Exposure/Color Controls: Demonstration 1
2:20
Auto Exposure/Color Controls: Demonstration 2
6:48
Manual Exposure Controls
9:12
Adjust Lighting: Brightness/Contrast
9:13
Adjust Lighting: Shadows/Highlights
11:40
Adjust Lighting: Levels
14:23
Manual Color Controls
19:25
Adjust Color: Hue/Saturation
19:26
Correcting in Quick & Guided
23:58
Exposure & Color Corrections in Quick
23:59
Exposure & Color Corrections in Guided
26:54
Lesson Summary
27:30
Exposure & Color Corrections, Part 2

22m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Comparing Camera RAW Results with Editor's Manual Exposure and Color
1:01
Comparing Camera RAW Results with Editor's Manual Exposure and Color
1:02
Removing a Color Cast
4:45
Removing a Color Cast
4:46
Color Variations
7:24
Correcting Skin Tones
10:49
Correcting Skin Tones
10:50
Converting to Black & White
13:59
Converting to Black & White
14:00
Creating a Sepia Tone Image
18:14
Creating a Sepia Tone Image
18:15
V. Selections & Layers
Introduction to Selections

24m 47s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating Selections
1:04
Creating Selections Overview
1:05
Principal Selection Tools & Options
4:40
Marquee Tools & Feather
4:41
Lasso Tools
5:34
Quick Selection, Magic Wand, and Selection Brush
6:30
Layer Masks
8:09
Basic Selection Shortcuts
9:02
Tools Shortcut
9:03
Add & Subtract Selection
9:51
Hide Selection
10:08
Deselect & Select All
11:02
Selection Demonstration 1: Landscape
11:33
Selection Demonstration 2: Commercial Composite
18:49
Selection Demonstration 3: Portrait
21:46
Basic Selections

23m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Basic Selection Tools
1:05
Marquee Tool
1:06
Lasso Tool
6:20
Polygonal Lasso Tool
7:56
Magnetic Lasso Tool
9:57
More on Lasso Tools
11:01
Demonstration 1: Quick Selection & Magic Wand Tool
12:58
Quick Selection Tool
12:59
Magic Wand Tool & Tolerance
15:02
Quick Selection Tool, cont.
16:29
Demonstration 2: Quick Selection & Magic Wand Tool
17:40
Quick Selection Tool
17:41
Magic Wand Tool & Tolerance
19:08
Adding & Subtracting with the Lasso Tool
20:23
Adding & Subtracting with the Lasso Tool
20:24
Lesson Summary
21:54
Making Efficient & Flawless Selections

26m 20s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Feather
1:06
What is Feather?
1:07
Feather Demonstration
1:55
Selection & Feather Demonstration
7:18
Making Selection & Applying Feather: Water
7:19
Making Selection & Applying Feather: Shoreline
15:26
Selection Brush Tool

18m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Selections & Masks
1:03
Selections & Masks
1:04
Selection Brush Demonstration 1: Landscape
4:36
Color Adjustment
4:37
Painting a Selection with the Selection Brush
6:24
Selection Brush Demonstration 2: Portrait
14:27
Using Selection Brush to View & Correct a Selection
14:28
Lesson Summary
17:44
Refine Edge, Part 1

16m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Refine Edge Demonstration 1
1:35
Part 1: Making & Saving a Selection
1:36
Part 2: Refine Edge Dialogue Box
6:51
Part 3: Refine Edge View Mode
8:42
Part 4: Edge Detection & Smart Radius
10:10
Part 4: Compositing a New Sky
14:33
Lesson Summary
15:42
Refine Edge, Part 2

20m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Selecting Hair & Correcting Clean Edge Problems
1:58
Selecting Hair
1:59
Smoothing, Contrast, Expand & Contract
5:39
Correcting Clean Edge Problems with Edge Detection
7:03
Shift Edge Demonstration
15:07
Making the Selection
15:08
Shift Edge
17:07
Lesson Summary
19:16
Layers & Adjustment Layers

20m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layer Basics
0:40
Layer Basics, Part 1
0:41
Layer Basics, Part 2
8:51
Layer Panel
9:48
New Layer
9:49
Adjustment Layer
10:17
Add Layer Mask
10:56
Layers Lock
11:14
Blend Mode
11:40
Opacity
11:51
Adjustment Layers
12:58
Adjustment Layers Overview
12:59
Example: Using Adjustment Layers
15:20
Layer Masks

25m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Layer Mask Overview
1:04
What is a Layer Mask?
1:05
Why Use Layer Mask?
6:34
Create & Modify Layer Mask Example
6:49
Sharpen the Image
7:22
Assessing the Image
9:47
Selection of the Sky & Ocean
10:50
Cove: Selection & Color Adjustment
13:16
Ocean: Selection & Color Adjustment
16:46
Sky: Selection & Color Adjustment
19:23
Land: Selection & Color Adjustment
22:40
Lesson Summary
24:00
VI. Retouching
Basic Retouching: Tools & Techniques

27m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 1
0:43
Making a selection of the Sky
0:44
Applying the Gradient Tool to the Sky
4:38
Making a Selection of the Window
3:40
Applying the Gradient Tool to the Window
8:05
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 2
10:13
Color Variations
10:14
Adjust Color for Skin Tones
10:40
Spot Healing Brush Tool
12:08
Healing Brush Tool
14:33
Clone Stamp Tool, Part 1
15:53
Clone Stamp Tool, Part 2
21:58
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 3
25:03
Pattern Stamp Tool
25:04
Retouching People, Part 1

31m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Basic Techniques for Retouching Skin
1:22
Image Overview
1:23
Retouching Spots on the Skin
5:48
Retouching Wrinkle Around the Eyes
9:10
Retouching the Smile Line
18:02
Retouching the Neck
20:55
Basic Techniques for Retouching Eyes
25:04
Basic Techniques for Retouching Eyes
25:05
Retouching People, Part 2

12m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People Using the Liquify Filter
1:27
Retouching the Cheek
1:28
Retouching the Eyes
6:47
Retouching the Body
9:31
Retouching People, Part 3

24m 47s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
More Techniques for Retouching Skin
1:16
Retouching Teeth & Lips
1:17
Retouching Skin Texture
7:34
Adjusting Levels for the Neck Area
16:36
Non-destructive Body Contouring
18:56
Non-destructive Body Contouring 1
18:57
Non-destructive Body Contouring 2
22:01
Lesson Summary
23:02
VII. Photo Composites
Creating Photo Composites

22m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Selecting the Composite Pieces
1:11
Selecting the Composite Pieces Overview
1:12
Size & Lighting
3:20
Perspective & Color Match
7:22
Creating the Composite
9:23
Creating a Flawless Element Edge
9:24
Moving Layer From One File to Another
17:31
Moving the Rose Behind the Petals
18:31
Changing the Color of the Rose
20:24
Lesson Summary
22:03
VIII. Text
Creating Type

22m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Creating Type: Part 1
0:39
Type Tool Overview
0:52
Inserting, Deleting, & Moving Texts
4:02
Font Families
5:06
Font Styles
6:03
Font Size
7:05
Leading
7:32
Font Color
9:17
Alignment
9:23
Faux Bold, Faux Italic, Faux Underline, & Faux Strikethrough
10:53
Creating Type: Part 2
12:08
Orientation and Warping
12:09
Clipping Type to a Photo, Texture, & Pattern
14:19
Adding a Layer Style(s) to Text
18:02
IX. Filters & Effects
Filters & Effects

24m 20s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Filter Gallery
0:38
Filters Overview
0:39
Mosaic Tiles
1:17
Texturize
1:40
Craquelure
2:48
Bas Relief
3:34
Applying Blend Mode with Filter 1
4:16
Photocopy
5:19
Applying Blend Mode with Filter 2
5:44
Glass
7:20
Blend Modes
9:00
Blend Modes Overview
9:53
Effects
12:41
Vintage Photo
13:49
Monotone Color
14:44
Old Photo
15:28
Misc. Effects
17:48
Faded Photo
19:33
Lesson Summary
21:56
Photo Effects with Guided Edit
22:34
X. Cool Features
Creating Black & White Photo and Using the Colorize Option

21m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating Black & White Photo
1:50
Grayscale Mode
1:51
Desaturate with Hue/Saturation
3:51
Converting to Black & White: Example 1
4:41
Converting to Black & White: Example 2
8:25
Colorizing an Image
14:01
Colorizing an Image
14:02
Adding a Vignette
14:59
Adding a Border
19:22
Creating a 3D Photo Frame

23m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating a 3D Photo Frame
1:14
Part 1: Creating the Matte Board
1:15
Part 2: Adding Shadow
6:31
Part 3: Adding Texture to the Frame
10:50
Part 4: Adding a Frame
14:12
Part 5: Adding a Signature
17:50
Lesson Summary
22:35
Creating a Photo Book, Part 1

12m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Preparing Your Photographic Images
2:00
Creating a New Album & Arranging the Images
2:01
Photobook Basic Layout Option
6:25
Photobook Basic Layout Option
6:26
The Photobook Workspace
9:12
The Photobook Workspace
9:13
Creating a Photo Book, Part 2

17m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images
1:06
Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images
1:07
Editing Types
6:55
Replacing an Image
7:55
Customizing the Photobook Appearance
8:50
Modifying Page Layouts
8:51
Adding Frames & Graphics
3:13
Saving & Printing Your Photobook
15:47
Saving & Printing Your Photobook
15:48
Lesson Summary
16:32
Creating a Photo Calendar

23m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Preparing Your Images for Photo Calendar
1:23
Organizing Your Images
1:24
Calendar Layout Options
4:20
The Calendar Workspace
5:23
Adjusting & Modifying Images
5:24
Customizing the Photo Calendar Appearance
14:41
Lesson Summary
19:41
The Photomerge Feature

25m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Shooting Images for a Panorama
2:06
Hold the Camera Steady
2:07
Overlap Your Images
3:23
Use the Same Exposure for Each Image
4:54
Apply Exact Same corrections to Every Image
5:24
Incorrect way to Shoot Images for a Panorama
6:03
Correct Way to Shoot Images for a Panorama
7:22
Photomerge: Panoramas
8:18
Panoramas Layout
8:19
Cylinder& Perspective
12:32
Spherical & Collage
14:34
Photomerge: Group Shot
16:08
Group Shot
16:07
Photomerge: Style Match
20:02
Style Match: Example 1
20:03
Style Match: Example 2
23:57
Lesson Summary
25:09
XI. Course Summary
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9m 40s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Summary
0:06
Organizer, Camera RAW, & Editor
0:59
Corrections, Selections, Retouching, & Manipulation
2:02
Two Important Axioms
4:20
Demonstration Review
5:26
Personal Philosophy
8:31
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Creating Black & White Photo and Using the Colorize Option

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Creating Black & White Photo 1:50
    • Grayscale Mode
    • Desaturate with Hue/Saturation
    • Converting to Black & White: Example 1
    • Converting to Black & White: Example 2
  • Colorizing an Image 14:01
    • Colorizing an Image
    • Adding a Vignette
    • Adding a Border

Transcription: Creating Black & White Photo and Using the Colorize Option

Hi, everybody--Mike Brown here again with another lesson for you in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 from Educator.com!0000

At this point in the course, if you have been following the course and gotten this far, you have pretty much learned almost every technique and feature that there is within Adobe Photoshop Elements to basically work on and enhance your images: selections, corrections, retouch, and manipulation--my four basic categories.0007

In this lesson, we're going to play a little bit here, and I'm going to show you the whys of the three different ways to create black-and-white photo.0029

I think I briefly dealt with this in a couple of lessons in the past, but we didn't attack it as a specific lesson.0040

There are three different ways to create a black-and-white: there is the grayscale mode, which just removes all of the color information from the image; there is the Desaturate, using the Hue Saturation dialog box; and then, there is the using Convert to Black-and-white, which you may have seen before, under the Enhance menu down here.0048

I'm going to show you a couple of examples to talk about why the Convert to Black-and-white is better than the other two.0071

Then, we're going to take our best conversion, and we're going to play with it a little bit; we're going to use the Colorize feature, which I have gone over before; it's pretty easy to use--it kind of makes an old-time look, and you can do other things with it.0080

I'll show you how to add a vignette, and stroking the border to come up with a finalized, pretty cool image, like this: with a stroke border--you can see a little vignette in here; and here we have a really nice desert scene that has that kind of old-fashioned look to it.0092

All right, so let's go ahead and get started here.0111

In the lesson on converting to black-and-white, this picture here--I took it this morning on the way here to the video studio, because I was thinking about which images would best portray the differences between the three methods of converting to black-and-white.0114

One thing: if you happen to be color-blind--or those people that are: red-green colorblind interprets reds and greens identically the same--so they all become the same shade of gray.0133

So, in most cases, if we just desaturate an image that has red and green, you will just see overall flat grays; so, we're going to take three different ways at this point.0150

The first way I'm going to do is to go to the Image menu; we're going to go down to Image Mode, and we're going to go to Grayscale.0163

What Grayscale does is just physically takes every pixel and converts it to a black-and-white.0171

As it says, changing modes can affect the appearance of layers, flatten the image (we'll go ahead and flatten it), and discard all of the color information; and here you see a perfect example of what I was just talking about.0179

This was a vivid (we'll undo that--Command/Control+Z)...you can see: the flowers are vivid; the oranges are vivid; their greens are really nice; Command/Control+Y, and now we have an image which is almost a "Where's Waldo" for the flowers--they have disappeared, because the red and the green, as you can see, have exactly the same tonality--the only thing that sets the flowers apart are the little white spots within them--it's very hard to see; no dimension--a very flat image.0192

So, the Image Mode, Grayscale, doesn't work, really, that well for a black-and-white conversion.0223

If we take a layer here, and we apply an adjustment layer for Hue Saturation, and we just take the saturation level with the master and desaturate it, now it works a little bit better, because, if you look at the flowers carefully, the red color of gray is pretty much the same as the green, but it did interpret the shadows a little better, so that there is some definition here indicating that those are separate flowers.0231

But, it doesn't really pop that much.0268

What we're going to do is: we're going to just call this layer here HS B and W; so those two go together, right here; we're going to take the background layer, now, and we're going to duplicate it again.0270

Command on a Mac/Control on a PC, plus the letter J, and I'm going to name this one Convert to Black-and-white.0285

All we're going to do: we're going to turn off those other two layers, and we're looking, now, directly at the Convert to Black-and-white layer.0297

To convert this, we go to the Enhance menu; we'll come down to Convert to Black-and-white.0305

Up comes this dialog box; I find--you can see already, if I don't do anything (I just pull the box aside): look at the snap in the flowers.0312

Now, the greens are darker; you can see that the color red--the gray for the red--in the flowers is lighter than the greens, all throughout the picture, so we have much more dynamic now than we had before; the flowers already stand out.0323

Here is the dialog box; it kind of looks similar to the Variations dialog box; again, I'm not really pleased--I like what they are doing, but I wish they would have full size, side-by-side; it's sometimes hard to see.0339

But here, we can really see the effect, and the way this works is pretty simple: there is your before and your after dialog box--you can always reset, if you're playing around with the sliders.0353

This is where the Convert to Black-and-white sets itself apart from the other two methods of creating a black-and-white.0364

Notice over here; we are able to individually change red, green, and blue channels and snap contrast.0373

That allows us to lighten or darken, individually, the red, green, and blue channels to get some snap.0383

We also have presets that are in here; right now, we're on the Scenic Landscape, and it looks pretty good as it is--I don't think I have to do much.0390

But, I'll show you the other ones: here is what Infrared is--it kind of reverses everything--kind of a weird look; I'm not really that pleased with it.0397

Newspaper: again, now there is the conversion where the greens and the reds are pretty much the same gray color, so you kind of see the flowers, but it doesn't jump at you.0407

Portraits are a little bit flatter, but again: notice, in the flowers, it's darker, but the reds...and go over to the greens...a little bit of difference, but again, it doesn't stand out.0420

We're going to skip the Scenic Landscape and go down to Vivid Landscape.0431

It just (and if you look here--see what it did) pumped the reds and brightened them up dramatically.0435

Let's go back to the Portraits; notice how the sliders change for each one: Infrared--green is up, blue is down--it just snaps them.0442

Urban Snapshots: not that much different from the other choices; again, the red is darker than the green.0449

But then, we go to the Scenic Landscape, and you see that the reds are up, the greens are down a little bit, and the blues are, and there, your flowers snap really well.0458

So, we're going to click OK, and now we're going to compare the Convert to Black-and-white, and we're going to turn on the Hue Saturation layer with its adjustment layer.0467

There is the differential.0479

The red gray and the green grays are the same; but, if we go to Convert to Black-and-white (and you have the ability to play with the sliders--I'll show you this on another one), see how much better that works than either of the other two methods--going grayscale or desaturating--a really cool tool.0481

All right, so now let's play with it for a little while.0500

Let's go over to this particular image, right here, that I have; we'll duplicate the background; Command/Control+J.0504

Now, you know that we're going to do the Enhance Black-and-white; I've already shown you that that works better than the other options.0512

So, let's just go ahead and do it on the duplicated layer; Enhance, Convert to Black-and-white, and here we have our options.0518

We have a Scenic Landscape; let's see what a Vivid Landscape does; I like it--in this case, there is the Scenic Landscape; there is the Vivid; and I'm sure that the blues dropped.0527

Let's look at the blue channel: Scenic...actually, the reds and greens dropped; the blue went down a little bit, but predominantly, the red went up and the green came down, just a little bit.0538

What I would like to do is adjust the green up a little bit to see if we can lighten some of this dark foliage.0551

Let's move it over to this side so we can see, because this is the area we're looking at.0558

Let's take the green; you have to be careful with these sliders...they are pretty gross moves in terms of--a little motion will give you a lot, so just kind of slide them gently.0563

We get a little bit; we're seeing it already--see how that green is beginning to come up?0578

Let's come up just a little bit more, and again; there we go!0582

Let's compare that, now, just looking at the green areas to the right of the image.0587

I'm going to go back to the Scenic Landscape; it went down; and so now, we'll just pump those greens up just a little bit more...0593

Oh, it was the Vivid Landscape--excuse me!--and we were moving the greens up.0601

Coming up; coming up; coming up a little more; even a little more there; I kind of like it.0606

Oh, it has gotten way too hot--way too hot; knock it down, take the blue down...blue down even further; let's get some dramatics.0615

OK, that is pretty nice; I like that just about the way it lies.0627

So, we're going to go ahead and click OK; and we have gone from a color image that looked like image that looked like that, to a black-and-white image that has a pretty dynamic look to it.0632

Now, one thing I can see that we can do: this is the way we're going to tackle it: we have a pretty good black-and-white, but it's a little bit dark over in this landmass area, so let's go ahead and take our Selection brush as a mask, and right bracket key to up the size, and let's just paint over (that's green right now; that's OK) this section, right in here, just generally; maybe a little back in this shadow area; that is fine.0644

Now, we'll come back to our selection; remember, we invert it because we are masking the area we really want to have as a selection.0674

So, we just do Select, Inverse--there we go--just to show you; now, everything else is masked out.0683

Let's go with a Levels adjustment layer for exposure, and lighten that stuff up, just a little bit, over there.0690

See, there we go; it's coming up pretty nice.0699

OK, and we'll just turn that off and turn it on; we have a little snap there.0704

Now, let's take these rocks and pull them down just a hair; so, we'll go to the masking again and up it, and let's just paint right over that bright rock, kind of in that area there.0709

That is pretty much good enough; we're not really killing this thing.0721

Select again; Inverse to get the selection (oops, I didn't get it to take) of the rocks, and once again we'll do a Levels.0725

What we're going to do is darken that down just a little bit, open it up, and darken it down there, just a little bit--maybe snap that contrast--there we go!0738

That looks pretty good; turn that off; turn it on; we just have a little bit of a difference in there.0749

I would like to darken this corner down, just a little bit, up here--just for a foreground dimension.0754

We will take that same brush and just paint over this foreground corner greenery right here, turn it into a selection, go to the Select menu, and invert the selection, so that we now have just that little bit of plant work.0760

One more time we will take a Levels (everything has been Levels, you notice), and we will snap the contrast on that--there we go!--and lighten it up just a little bit, and maybe just pull that down.0777

Now, we have changed it from a little flat gray--just given it a little more presence; that looks pretty decent!0792

We can accept that, and so, we pretty much have our image the way we want it now.0799

All right, so the next step: now I'm going to show you...let's go back to our title, and let's catch up with where we are.0804

We talked about the Grayscale mode, and you noticed that when we removed all of the color, it became very flat.0813

Desaturating had a little more snap, but the reds and greens were pretty much exactly the same tonality of gray and didn't snap.0819

But then, when we used Convert to Black-and-white, it has...with the presets and the sliders, we can separate the reds from the greens--brighten the reds or darken the reds and reverse on the greens and the blues.0829

Now, what we're going to do is: we're going to start by colorizing this image that we have just done here.0841

Let's go back to that, and all we have to do is put an adjustment layer for Hue Saturation on top, and we don't have to do anything with the sliders--just hit the Colorize button.0847

You notice, what happens is--notice, the sliders are dead center; as soon as I hit Colorize, the Hue goes far left, and the Saturation drops.0861

So, what we're going to do is take the saturation down a little further and bring the hue into that kind of an old-time vignette kind of a sepia-tone color; right about there looks pretty decent.0871

Notice how nice that looks?0885

So now, we have our colorized version; we can always turn that off as a black-and-white.0888

We have gone from a color to a black-and-white to a sepia-tone; now, we're going to add a blank layer on top, and I'll show you a really easy way to make a vignette using selections, feather, and the Refine Edge dialog box.0894

We're going to go to our Marquee tool; take the elliptical Marquee, and I'm going to hold the Option/Alt on a PC, and drag from the center, and that will create an oval.0913

You can see the crawling ants, and we'll try to make it exactly the size of the image.0926

When you get this where you want it, you want to release before you release the Option/Alt key.0934

Now, see, we have set it; now I can release the Option/Alt.0943

Don't take your finger off the Option/Alt first, or it will just jump over.0946

So now, I can take my arrow keys, and I can come down a couple and over a couple to center that crawling ants in there.0951

We can see what we have done; again, we'll just go to a mask, and see: we have a perfect oval in the center.0961

Go back to the selection; but we don't want to darken that center section; we want to darken the corners.0968

But first, we need to soften this oval; so, with the selection (and we have gone over into the Selection brush tool; we'll go to the Select menu, Refine Edge)...and you can put as much feather in this as you want, but I have done this a lot, and somewhere around 200 to 250 is a good number.0976

You can play with it wherever you want; we'll just put...let's put 225--right in between.1000

You see how nice and soft that has become, but it's a little too far in, so now we're going to use the Shift Edge to expand the selection outwards.1007

Oops...I got...all sorts of things happened here.1017

I want to shift the edge outwards; notice how it went out?1024

I want to shift it out; not too far out; not too far in; about like that looks pretty good--we'll click OK, and that is going to convert to the selection.1027

But, once again, that is the selected area in the center; so we need to invert this: Select menu, Invert.1036

Since we went to all this trouble, let's go to Select, Save Selection, and we'll call it Vignette 1, just in case we have to do it again, and there we have it.1045

Now, all we have to do: we have this blank layer sitting right here--we're going to set our foreground and background colors...1055

Let's just go to the Gradient, first of all--which we're going to talk about in another lesson coming up--and let's see what we have for gradients.1065

We don't have one that we want, but we can set one very quickly; this will give you a preview.1073

We're going to set the left side at black, and we're going to set the right side color at black.1078

Now, we have a black-on-black gradient, and we're going to only do this at a lower opacity; remember how we were doing retouch on skin to remove wrinkles?1087

Fifteen to twenty percent is what you use on your clone tool.1101

In this case, we want to build up a soft vignette, and we don't know exactly how dark we're going to need it, so we'll take about 20% opacity.1106

Take the opacity slider here, and drop it right down to about 20%; there we go.1114

Everything else is fine; we're using a regular, linear gradient; we're going to do Command on a Mac/Control on a PC, the letter H, hide our crawling ants, and it doesn't matter where you click and drag; just click and drag.1121

You can see that the corners came down; we could use a little bit more, but I don't want to go that much, so let's take the opacity down, this time, to about 12 or 14, and we'll click and drag again.1134

There we go; maybe that was too much; undo it; let's go back and change that down to about...just under 10; hit it one more time; there--that looks pretty decent.1147

Now, we have a nice look for our image; it looks very nice.1158

The only thing that is missing is a border, so we're going to put another brand-new layer on.1163

We're going to do Command on a Mac/Control on a PC, the letter A to select all (see the crawling ants all the way around the outside).1170

Go to the Edit menu, down to Stroke or Outline our selection, and we're going to do this in black, and I'm not sure how many pixels I need; it's a pretty high...let's try, arbitrarily, 21 pixels, and see what it looks like.1176

Click OK; it's calculating; and that is a little thin--we'll undo that; I think we need a little more, so instead, let's stroke it 28 pixels.1195

Click OK, let it think, and there you go--that looks pretty decent.1207

There you see--we started with the colored image; we converted it to a black-and-white; we put 1, 2, 3 adjustment layers on this of Levels, with layer masks.1213

Then, we went to the Colorize feature to adjust it into a sepia tone, put on a vignette, put on a border--and we have a really, really nice-looking photo here; I like it.1230

Let's go back to the title; so there you have just some creative work with colorizing an image after you have converted it to a black-and-white; adding a vignette; and stroking the border--giving you some really fun things to do with the Convert to Black-and-white method, and then sepia-toning with colorizing an image, and enhancing it with a vignette, a border...1243

All of this really made a great image in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11!1269

See you back for the next lesson!1273

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