ON1 Short Clip — Dramatic Black and White Conversion

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Watch me convert a photo to black and white using ON1 Effects 10. I prefer to stack multiple filters and by using dynamic contrast with a vignette it gives the photo a more dramatic feel. Always remember to take advantage of the powerful masking tools and highlight your subject, like the chair in this scene. I hope you enjoy this short clip and find a good for to convert!

7 comments on “ON1 Short Clip — Dramatic Black and White Conversion”

  1. On September 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm marc labro wrote:

    hallo Scott,
    very nice tuto. interesting the way you process colors instead of color enhancer filter and also the use of a second bw layer with kind of haze !

    if possible for next tutos 1080p quality is better to read on1 right panels on a laptop.

    A general remark : there are many tutorials on on1+youtube site about B&W on landscape but not enough on :

    – still life like this one,

    – animals like : www.wolfademeit.de/

    – portraits like the ones from Loreal like :

    best regards

    1. On September 18, 2016 at 9:16 am Scott Davenport replied:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Marc. And thanks for the note about the screencast size… will look into that.

      As for animals, portraits, etc. that’s a tall order for me. I’m a landscape shooter, rarely shoot wildlife and don’t do portraits or still life. So I’m not the best person to learn techniques on for those subjects.

      I suggest checking out the videos Liz LePage has done. Liz does lots of portraits – some animals too! – and is a great instructor. I always learn watching her stuff.

  2. On September 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm David Price wrote:

    Hi Scott
    Thanks for teaching us about another way to adjust black & white conversions.
    I will now look forward to trying it on some of my own photos.
    Best wishes
    David Price

  3. On November 25, 2016 at 5:32 am Valerie Ewing wrote:

    Thank you so much for this short clip. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do exactly what you demonstrated. I do a lot of still life and this will really help.

    1. On August 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm Scott Davenport replied:

      The Borders filter in Effects has a variety of borders that emulate old film and camera plates. Like any filter, Borders can be included in ON1 presets.

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