Macphun Tonality Pro Black & White Processing with Dan Hughes
On this episode of TheFIX, photographer and photo educator Dan Hughes joins us to talk about processing black & white images using the Macphun Tonality Pro plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop. Tonality is available for the Mac OS as a stand-alone plug-in or app, or as part of Macphun’s Creative Kit suite of six photo editing apps, and it provides an excellent interface and toolkit for crafting black & white interpretations from your photographs. In his demo, Dan shows how to use the layers feature to customize the initial black & white conversion, and also how layer masks work so that adjustments can be applied with great precision to specific areas of the image. With the use of Smart Objects in Photoshop, Dan also shows how the edits you apply with Tonality can be flexible and editable just like standard Photoshop adjustment layers.
About This Week’s Guest
Dan Hughes resides in the great little city of Rochester NY where he teaches photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology 10 months a year. The rest of the year he focuses on honing his own craft and helping anyone in need that he possibly can. Two of his favorite quotes are “If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you’re probably right” –Henry Ford, and “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost.
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Rocky Nook Book Giveaway
It’s that time again…time for the return of the Rocky Nook Book Giveaway [CUE: applause and enthusiastic cheering]. To enter to win the Rocky Nook book of your choice, just leave a comment below. Since this is a show about black & white processing, you can post one of your black & white images and let us know what you used to process it, or you can also just leave a comment with a suggestion about a topic, a particular software product or technique, or a guest you’d like to see featured on a future episode of TheFIX. The entry period for this giveaway is the usual two weeks. Entries close at 11:59pm PST on Tuesday August 23, 2016.
Photos by Dan Hughes, processed in Tonality
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