Today’s image is from a recently completed commercial shoot of the Capella Tower, downtown Minneapolis, MN. The management claims its the tallest skyscraper in Minneapolis by 1 foot, towering over the IDS building.
After completing my work in color for the client, I decided to play around with the image in black and white. Its MUCH different in black and white, especially with the treatment I used which I’ll share with you.
I used two adjustment layers and the first one is not intuitive, but a process I’ve started using more often because I really like the look. So, here it is:
1) On top of the background layer I added a Black and White adjustment layer, BUT I changed the adjustment layer blending mode to “Multiply.” You can experiment with different blending modes and just doing this can give a great effect to the color version of the image.
2) On top of that I added a second Black and White adjustment layer and worked the colors until I had what I wanted.
Simple. Play with blending modes on a Black and White adjustment layer. You’ll be very surprised with the results.