ON1 Workflow – Creating Mood by Blending Black and White with Color

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Black and white is good for more than just black and white. You can also use it to create mood and contrast in your color photos. By using the right approach and paying attention to a few details, you can get awesome results that can’t be had any other way. This video shows you how.

27 comments on “ON1 Workflow – Creating Mood by Blending Black and White with Color”

  1. On October 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm David Price wrote:

    Hi Jim

    On this side of the Pond it is almost ‘All Hallows Eve’ where we, (at least for those of us who still remember the old traditions), give thanks for the lives all of the people who have passed on this year. People used to stop up all night, in the hope that a much missed loved one would stop by for a final farewell. Of course ‘wrong doers’, would spend a night in fear, as their victims might well stop by for a bit of revenge.

    I have to say that I was very impressed to see how you were doing the sort of things that you used to do in Layers. Only this time it was in Develop and Effects, and directly on a raw file.
    The result was certainly very distintive, and the level of detail is painterly and very eye catching.

  2. On October 25, 2017 at 12:56 am James Whyte wrote:

    Thank you once again Jim for the learning given in the way you create the artistry in you workflow to bring out what you envisaged a final look to be.

  3. On October 25, 2017 at 8:37 am Steve Abley wrote:

    Hi Jim, I have watched you work your magic on this photo a couple of times and whilst I love them all this one (to me) is the best. Great job!!

  4. On October 25, 2017 at 6:36 pm Max wrote:

    Great work. Very interesting approach.

  5. On October 26, 2017 at 1:58 am Volker Gottwald wrote:

    Great show case! (I missed a comparison of before and after at the end of the video.)
    This is something I will try to do with one of my photos. I learned a lot from this video.
    I always have a problem transferring the mood of “forest”-photos. I would like to see you take on of those photos and process it your way. If you want I could sent you a photo …

  6. On October 26, 2017 at 6:17 am Kathleen Nelson wrote:

    I really enjoyed this video. You showed so many different changes which were very helpful to me as far as actually seeing how the different tools worked. Thank you for this excellent On1 learning opportunity.

  7. On October 26, 2017 at 8:27 am Carmen K wrote:

    Hi Jim, I really like the way you process the images. It is an approach I’m very interested in learning. It does make me feel more like an artist, because it feels that I’m learning to craft the image instead of letting the software dictate the changes that I’m applying. Thank you so much and hope to learn more from you. So, bring it on!

    1. On October 27, 2017 at 11:47 am Jim Welninski replied:

      Hi Carmen,
      Thanks for writing. I think it’s so important to approach a photograph as you would a drawing or a painting, where you have to create from scratch. For me at least, that’s what makes photography artistically fulifilling.

  8. On October 26, 2017 at 8:44 am Woody Carr wrote:

    Really nice video. I love watching the techniques you use. It is art.

  9. On October 26, 2017 at 4:29 pm evelyn young wrote:

    Thanks for this great video Jim. I love how you use your artists touch to emphasize the shadows and highlights. I would like to see, at the very end, the original, then the finished product. You work so subtly that is it hard to remember what the original was like.

  10. On October 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm anthonyhowe1@mac.com wrote:

    This video tutorial has provided me with some features I haven’t used before, and one or two I never knew existed. Thanks for the tips and excellent video.

  11. On October 28, 2017 at 9:48 am Christopher Nadeau wrote:

    Really enjoyed your presentation. Gets my creative juices flowing. I have used the split toning filter before but, really like your controls over workflow better.

  12. On October 28, 2017 at 12:38 pm Fran Balderrama wrote:

    I am a -101 photographer and hope to improve my pictures with this software. I liked your video and just learned soooo much. but being 70 years old i’ll forget most of what i just learned….will have to watch again…and again…and again.

  13. On November 8, 2017 at 9:22 am Demetrius Latchis wrote:

    Hi Jim,
    I have watched your video 3 times and love the way you work intuitively
    in steps to your final edits. I live in Vermont and we have hundreds of
    houses and subjects that I want to photograph and edit in a similar fashion.
    Again, thanks for the video and I will look for more from you.

  14. On November 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm Lawrence McCaffery wrote:

    You know the app very well, but the house did not get that spooky look that I was hoping for.

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