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Oz to Kansas with Vincent Versace hosted by Nik Software and X-Rite

1/11/2012 9:00 AM PST Register here >

Oz to Kansas with Vincent Versace



Join Vincent Versace, best selling author and internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography for this webinar co-sponsored by X-Rite and Nik Software. "Oz to Kansas: The Black and White on Black and White Conversions" is the evolution of thought that began with the chapter in his first book "Welcome to Oz: From Oz to Kansas. How to convert an Image to Black and White Without Ever Leaving the RGB Color Space." This webinar takes a practical applications approach to when, why and how to convert an image. In it, you will learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution.

Some of the topics covered in this class are:

  • The only soup to nuts overview of the Silver Efex Plug-in. How to use it and when
  • The importance of color management particularly to black and white
  • When and why you should and should not use global de-saturation
  • Split Channel conversions -  what they are good for and a way to get the same effect with a file two thirds the size
  • When to use the Black and White adjustment layer to bring out and separate the tones in a color image
  • Multiple Channel mixer black and white conversions that replicate the physics of film
  • What is “Faux-infrared” and a look at how to convert files to black and white from digital cameras that have been modified to shoot Infrared
  • When and how to most efficiently use the Gradient tool for black and white conversion

Who should attend:

  • Photographers who enjoy black and white photography
  • Digital photographers who want to understand black and white conversions
  • Anyone who wants to print black and white images


Learn more about Vincent Versace at versacephotography.com. We hope to see you there!


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