This week in Kim Manley Ort's, Adventures in Seeing class the topic is simplify and one of her suggestions is to take a picture and convert it from color to black & white. In some ways it was an easy task because I used photos that were already in my iPhoto library, but I have trouble with simple. I enjoy B&W photos and I like seeing the changes that appear when a color photo is converted to B&W but I discovered that it is not just a push of a button for the photo to be at its best. I discovered that I needed to change light and contrast from what they were in the color photo and even crop a little bit. Well, not too demanding but while I was in PS Elements I discovered that I could make collages. I tried a patchwork design and it was real easy to get it set up. I saved it to my desktop but when I dragged it into iPhoto I got nothing but the template with no photos. I played with it until I finally got it to transfer. I complicated it by inadvertently using layers, something I have not used since Elements 3. So, the short of it is that I complicated simplify but I learned something new.
Converting to Black and White
by Cee Lewars February. 26, 2013 1666 views