May 2018 continued
How to Make a Black and White Image, part 2
Rule #2: To emphasize/de-emphasize texture or to draw attention to lines, angles or shadows
Sometimes it isn’t necessarily our model that holds visual interest, but rather the components of the image instead. For example, gnarled tree bark, weathered wooden planks, and a remote section of highway fading into the distance would benefit from a black and white treatment instead of color. This rule works well with artistic pieces by adding dimension and depth to an image. Additionally, a ruddy or splotchy complexion can be improved, by converting to black and white and adding a red filter.
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