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Hi my name is Jerry Courvoisier. I am here at Photoshop World in Las Vegas and today I am going to demonstrate for you on how to use the black and white correction tools in Lightroom 2.0.
I am in the grid mode in the Lightroom 2.0 and I am going to navigate to an image for selecting for black in white. In this case I am going to pick an image from a vineyard in Tuscany. So I hit the D key to bring myself into the develop mode and it might just need a bit of contrast and so I used some basic adjustments associate with Lightroom to increase or decrease the exposure in this case and then I am going to go use the little tone adjustment to help those image out just a little bit, and then what I would like to do is, I like to covert this image to black and white. And so, if I move to the SL or color or gray scale feature here, I am going to just tap on the gray scale feature and what happens when you do that is it converts the image from colored to black and white. So I will give kind of a little before and after view here. What is really interesting about the way this works is the fact that you can use the color information associated with the image to create the tone values to black and white.
So in this case, if we look over to the left, we can see that there is a quite a bit of green associated with image, so I can really control the green information by making it lighter, darker in the right hand side, so you can see how the vine start to punch up and the grass and features within. The image starts to move to a different tone value. The other thing to be aware is the fact that there is what we call a control point feature where I can actually click in this area here that gives me kind of double arrow.
Now, if I want to break move into a specific area in the image and start to click and drag, notice how it brings it up or down, the tone associated with those colors, notice the sliders for the gray scale are starting to move back and forth within the dialogue box. So the really unique feature to this is the fact that we can start to create our black and whites and kind of sees them to trace based on the color information captured from the original raw file. So in this case here, the conversion is very pleasing and what I might want to do next is just to add a little bit more contrast to that curve to create that black and white. There you have it, moving information from colored to black and white in Lightroom 2.0.