Course Description

The traditional process of toning black and white images involved experimenting in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals. Fortunately nowadays we can replicate these effects and tone digital monochrome images during the post-processing stage.

In the "Master the Art of Colouring Black and White Photographs" course you will learn how to add emotional value to your monochrome photographs. Discover how to turn your finely tuned black and white conversions into impactful artwork. To get a taste of toning effects start by experimenting with 10 handcrafted Photoshop Actions. They are ready to download and very helpful when managing big projects containing multiple images. With one button click you can apply complex colourisation to multiple images.

Learn how to evaluate your black and white images and enhance their mood with powerful toning techniques. Start with neutral monochrome image and discover endless possibilities available with skilful digital colouring. Make your images nostalgic and dreamy with creamy sepia tones or create cool, remote ambient by injecting blue tone. You can go fo modern, sophisticated look an a more neutral side or try vintage print toning that mimics the way photographic prints fade and turn yellow over time. Get the washed-out look or go for deep, saturated tones. Your images - your vision!

Toning monochrome photographs is great fun - learn techniques presented in this course and enjoy playing with your favourite black and white images.

You Will Learn

  • Principles behind effective black and white toning processes

  • Evaluate b&w images in terms of tonal palette

  • Create and add a Monotone colorisation effect to your images

  • Create and apply a Duotone / Split Tone colorisation effect to your images

  • Automate toning with Photoshop Actions

  • Create ready to print tinted photograph with a colour passepartout

  • Work in a non-destructive way with the use of most powerful Photoshop techniques and tools


Skills You Will Gain

Powerful Toning With The Curves Tool

Take advantage of the precision and flexibility offered by the Curves Tool. Learn how to introduce subtle color cast to selected luminosity ranges in your b&w artwork. Color Toning with the Curves allows extreme precision and fits perfectly well as the last stage of any non-destructive workflow. Combine Curves with Layers and Masks and bring to life your most complex creative visions.
Powerful Toning With The Curves Tool

Hue & Saturation Method

Effortless monotone colorisation - straightforward, quick and simple.
Hue & Saturation Method

Color Balance Method

Want to try out something special? Explore vast possibilities of color toning process with this sophisticated technique.
Color Balance Method

The Duo Tone Photoshop Method

Discover wide selection of ready to use presets available in Photoshop. This technique allows you to create one-color (monotone), two-color (duotone), Three-color (tritone) and four-color (quadrotone) images.
The Duo Tone Photoshop Method

Color Fill Adjustment Layer Method

Play around with this super easy toning technique to turn your b&w photos into monotone artwork.
Color Fill Adjustment Layer Method

The Gradient Map Toning Method

Experiment easy way with Gradient Map Adjustment Layer. It’s an effective shortcut to create in a few seconds interesting duotone artwork variations.
The Gradient Map Toning Method

Display Your Favourite Print

Your best artwork deserves to be properly framed. Try out this simple photo project and create subtle b&w print with stylish passepartout effect.
Display Your Favourite Print

Master the Art of Colouring Black and White Photographs: Reviews

What current students are saying about the course

“Excellent presentation. On my way to experimenting in ways I did not know about. Thank you for the actions included in this course.”

Wanda SandersWanda Sanders

“One of the most professionally presented courses I have taken. The style is such that the presenter really could be sitting right next to you and gently discussing and demonstrating the possibilities you now have before you. Inspirational. The set of pre-recorded actions will provide confidence for the beginner.”

Brian GeorgeBrian George

“Totally enjoy her meticulous and organised teaching style ... great learning. Thank you!”

Annemarie ClintonAnnemarie Clinton

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Madeleine FarryMadeleine Farry

What's Included

  • • 2 hours of in-depth content for beginning / intermediate users

  • • High resolution TIFF files for you to edit along with the videos

  • • 10 hand crafted B&W Toning Photoshop Actions

Curriculum

Master the Art of Colouring Black and White Photographs

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