We explore digital techniques to create compelling black and white photography from color, and the opposite, techniques to colorize photography that was shot in black and white.
All the details are on the Week 10 & 11 page.
You will turn in, Week 12, your two PSD files, along with a third file showing the before and after of one of the techniques. No prints are due, just the digital files.
Fellow student JC Hansen sent in this interesting Reddit link.
Assigned Week 12: Creative Project 06
Before & After – Part 2 – Photographic B&W and Color
You will turn in, Week 14, TWO digital files and a third presentation file showing both transformations and the “Before and After” process for photographic color and black and white.
After you watch the video tutorials and also some of the step-by-step tutorials, you will transform:
1. From a color photograph, create a compelling black and white photograph, using some of the non-destructive techniques in the tutorials. This image should have some punch, not be flat and dull, and may include selective colorization of an element, or be completely black and white, but be dramatic, captivating even. I will need to see the original color photo as a layer, or as a separate file so I can see what you did. So we get to see the “Before and After.”
2. From a black and white photograph, create a compelling color photograph, using some of the non-destructive techniques in the tutorials. This image should have some punch, not be flat and dull, and may include realistic or an altered palette for colorization. I will need to see the original black and white photo as a layer, or as a separate file so I can see what you did. So we get to see the “Before and After” on this one too.
3. As with the previous assignment, what would be the best way to show a client, or in a job interview, your “Before and After” skills for one of these techniques? Maybe put them side-by-side, top and bottom? Maybe some type, explaining what they are looking at, maybe this piece itself is visually interesting, showcasing your skills? How will you do it?
Color to Black and White:
Black and White to Color:
Famous People Now in Living Color:
Honest Abe Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1864.
A young George Custer during Civil War (on right) with rebel soldier on left.
19th Century Hipster Art Dude working with stylus on some early version of an iPad or Surface Pro I think.