20% OFF END-OF-SUMMER SALES

There’s a time-limited 20% OFF on the Advanced Masking video, the Next Level Fine art video, the B&W Artisan Pro and Quick Mask Pro panels, and on the bundled items to save even more.

Photoshop Panels

New: B&W Artisan Pro X v1.3 PS plugin for advanced B&W editing

Books

Bestseller: Highly praised eBook on B&W fine-art photography

Video Tutorials

New: Advanced Masking Class. A 5-hour video tutorial.

ND Filters

Gear: Various ND filters from Formatt-Hitech. 10% OFF

Software

Photoshop Panels

Dedicated B&W software designed to enable creativity and control in B&W

B&W Artisan Pro X is a start-to-finish and all-in-one Photoshop plug-in that automates all PS sequences for creating high-impact and high quality B&W photographs, without taking away the control over the artistic process, but instead empowering creativity.

Artisan Pro X eliminates the often complicated technical Photoshop sequences for creating outstanding B&W images. It is designed to give you full artistic control over the photo, according to a proven method for B&W processing that has seen many award-winning adopters over the years.

Artisan Pro X is designed to only do what I believe is important in B&W photographs: controlling contrasts, light and shadows, and transitions from dark to light and intricate details with obsessive accuracy and subtlety. And control should be performed in the best and the fastest way possible.

[…] I think that these are brilliant software, venturing in areas where nobody, without having the resources of Adobe, has ventured since Ansel Adams. I think they are revolutionary.[…] 

Giulio Zanni – Fine-art photographer 

[…] I have so much more control than I did before in a very easy and intuitive way. It lets me experiment with different directions so quickly and easily and the panel is totally seamless in terms of its effects on the image. There are no harsh edges, it blends in very naturally. […]

Rodrigo Etcheto – Fine-art photographer / philosopher – USA [more testimonials]

B&W Artisan Pro X – Overview + Special FX feature intro

B&W Artisan Pro X Teaser – Dynamic Gradients features trailer

Artisan Pro X | Full Video Tutorial 1 | Salk Institute

Artisan Pro X | Full Video Tutorial 2 | Erasmus Bridge

Artisan Pro X | Full Video Tutorial 3 | Figure-Contrast-Depth Method

B&W Artisan Pro Panel for Photoshop Professional Black and White Editing Software

B&W Artisan Pro X v1.3.0 – $ 44.90 $35.92*

*End-of-summer sale – 20% OFF limited time discount
** Free 6-HOUR WEBINAR TRAINING RECORDING AVAILABLE

NOTE THE BUNDLE WITH QUICK MASK PRO OR WITH THE NEW ‘NEXT LEVEL B&W FINE ART VIDEO‘ TO SAVE MORE.

IMAGINATION IS THE ONLY LIMITATION

For the demanding and serious B&W photographer, the ability of unrestricted personal and unique expression and high-quality B&W output, are the most important requirements in the artistic process. At the same time, many artists prefer to avoid the steep technical learning curve in PS in favor of the true artistic process. For those artists, we’ve developed B&W Artisan Pro X, which virtually eliminates the need for technical PS knowledge but not at the expense of spontaneous and intuitive creative expression. Your imagination should be the only limitation.

CREATING FINE-ART – A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION

Each step in B&W Artisan Pro X requires your individual, artistic input that contributes to a unique and personal end-result. It’s the effort, the dedication, perspiration, inspiration, and craftsmanship that goes into creating art that makes it a profound and highly valuable experience. Instant filters for a quick but mainstream result, deny all the important parts of artistic creation that make the creation an individual creation. They deny the personal journey and your individuality as a creative.

BRIEF OVERVIEW

B&W Artisan Pro X is designed around a proven manual method of B&W processing, adopted by many award-winning followers, and does what no other B&W editing software can do with simple presets: creating dimensional and atmospheric depth using dynamic gradients (version X) and Joel’s method of ‘restore’ to shape the light (version X) with unmatched subtlety. The new Special FX adds even more subtle lighting effects to give 3D depth to objects. Local darkening/lightening or contrast adjustments are done fast and intuitively with rough lasso selections and presets. The technology under the hood has automatic variable feathering and counter-gradients (version X) to ensure subtle but accurate blending with adjacent areas.

Quick Mask Pro v1.2

$ 44.90 $35.92*

*End-of-summer sale 20% OFF limited time discount
CREATING MASKS THE EASY WAY WITHOUT A PEN OR BRUSH – 16 bits V1.2 UPDATE November 22, 2018

Create intricate base masks  (note: hard masks not ‘soft’ luminosity masks) within seconds with just a few mouse clicks. Refine your base masks fast, easy and non-destructively using the buttons under Quick Refine Mask to create the final mask. This replaces the traditional, labor-intensive, workflow of manually refining your mask using a brush or pen and tablet and zooming in a few hundred percents. To bring out the most intricate parts of your image, like fences, cables, antenna’s or even hair, use Advanced Refine Mask feature.

Quick Mask Pro Panel Software for Photoshop The Easiest Way For The Most Accurate Masking
Quick Mask Pro Panel Software for Photoshop The Easiest Way For The Most Accurate Masking

Bundle Discount Price

$ 70 $56*

*End-of-summer sale – 20% OFF limited time discount
INCLUDES ARTISAN PRO X V1.3 UPDATE
B&W ARTISAN PRO X & QUICK MASK PRO – UPDATED

Save extra with the special bundle containing both B&W Artisan Pro X and Quick Mask Pro, always with the latest updates.

Books

Books

A Bestseller, for a reason

“Outside of Ansel Adams’ Basic Photo Series, From Basic to Fine Art, by Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia Anna Gospodarou, is the best book on B&W photography written in the last 40 years.”

George DeWolfe Photographer/Educator

“[…] It was at this point, around mid-2016, that I read a review on ‘From Basics to Fine Art – Black & White Photography Architecture and Beyond’, an e-book co-written by the renowned photographers Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia Anna Gospodarou. I bought the book and read it over and over. It proved to be a turning point in my photography journey. Up to that point, my editing was loosely based around a workflow which catered for making mostly global adjustments to an image. In the book, both Joel and Julia Anna outlined the benefits of breaking an image down into a number of carefully selected areas. Once selected, those areas can be adjusted and the result blended into the overall image, typically using a gradient mask. That simple principle was the foundation for a completely new editing process for me. It is now central to everything I do in Photoshop. […]”

Jim Graham, Photographer [more testimonials]

From Basics To Fine Art – $ 59

Our best selling product – praised by many as one of the best books on B&W photography after Ansel Adams’ trilogy

This highly praised, influential and best-selling 424 page eBook that has been written with co-author Julia Anna Gospodarou and Joel Tjintjelaar and has been released mid-2014, is focused on black and white photography, architectural fine art and long exposure photography, but it also covers other important topics in black and photography extensively. The book covers the artistic sides of black and white fine-art photography, but also the practical and financial aspects. Our B&W processing methods and workflow are analyzed and explained in-depth in a practical hands-on way. You can read a preview and reviews on this page or go straight to the Fastspring webshop to purchase the book.

from basics to fine art black and white photography tutorial

Videos

Video Tutorials

Just launched: Advanced Masking Video

:A new structured workflow, arguably the first, and a new method to solve all your (hard) masking challenges. The new masking method goes beyond traditional methods and makes masks possible where they seemed impossible before and with more finesse and accuracy. The new masking workflow enables you to combine the best methods together for 1 hard mask result. Contrary to what you would see in many Youtube videos, I’m not only demonstrating it on easy photos and I won’t tell you I can mask everything. If the photo isn’t sharp enough, doesn’t have enough contrast or enough unique colors, then no masking method will help. But I’m very certain that this masking method will help you make better masks than any other method or software, if you follow my detailed instructions.

Advanced Masking Class Video

Advanced Masking Class Video – $ 69.95 USD $ 55.96*

*End-of-summer sale – 20% OFF limited time discount

A NEW APPROACH AND A NEW METHOD TO CREATE BETTER MASKS WITH LESS EFFORT

1.Sectional Multi-Channel Masking technique
A new advanced masking technique to add to your masking toolkit for faster and more accurate ways of creating and adjusting hard masks
2.Sectional Masking workflow/framework
A new overall masking workflow to combine different masking methods. Arguably one of the first structured workflows that cover all methods and increase your chances of making masks where they weren’t possible before.

WHAT THIS VIDEO IS ABOUT – HOW AND WHY

The creation of hard masks is essential to control a photograph completely. A photograph consists essentially of shapes and light. Light can be controlled precisely with luminosity masks and shapes with hard masks. Isolate and control shapes and light, and you control everything. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • how to create hard masks using a new method that involves using multiple channels, instead of, traditionally, just 1 color channel, to create masks where they seemed impossible before
  • how to create more accurate masks and work faster with less effort using the new method
  • how to split up the image in separate masking sections with different masking techniques like the pen tool for 1 hard mask.
  • how to make a hard mask that combines hard edges/transitions with local soft edges/transitions in 1 mask (semi-hard, semi luminosity mask).
  • better and non-degrading mask adjustment techniques like mask-in-mask and normal and overlay gradients instead of dodge and burn and levels
  • how to make the right masking decisions, learn more effective mask management, mask optimization, and much more.

This class isn’t only about the HOW but also about the WHY of hard masks and the techniques used. No true skills can be developed without understanding WHY.

WHAT THIS CLASS IS NOT

  • a class where you learn to use basic Photoshop selection tools, such as the pen tool or polygonal tool. For that, there are plenty of other online classes on the Internet but I will briefly highlight those basic and more traditional tools and I’ll be using them in combination with my methods during the class
  • a class about how to use masking software

WHAT DO YOU GET

  • 5 hr video tutorial in HD quality and English language (option to turn on English subtitles via VLC player)
  • A Photoshop action set to generate luminosity masks
  • 5 High res TIF practice files to follow along with the demonstrations in the video
  • Quick Reference Guide for quick lookup of key elements in the tutorial

SHOWCASE EXAMPLES

Have a look at the Showcase examples to get an impression of what is covered in the video here. The video covers topics such as hard masks with soft/hard transitions for landscapes, hard masks with more transparent areas and softer transitions for hair, feathers, etc. and masking in sections to combine different luminance values and techniques.

Quick Mask Pro Panel Software for Photoshop The Easiest Way For The Most Accurate Masking

Bundle Discount Price

$ 91.88 $73.50*

*End-of-summer sale – 20% OFF limited time discount
INCLUDES ARTISAN PRO X V1.3 UPDATE
ADVANCED MASKING TECHNIQUES VIDEO PLUS B&W ARTISAN PRO X

Save extra with the special bundle containing both the Advanced Masking video and the B&W Artisan Pro X panel, always with the latest updates.

Learn the most advanced (hard) masking techniques, based on the innovative personal techniques from Joel Tjintjelaar and therefore a method you won’t find anywhere else on the Internet. Then use the hard masks created with the Advanced Masking Video in the B&W Artisan Pro panel for sophisticated B&W fine art results in your work.

Everything you need for controlled and artistic B&W processing in one bundle to save more.

 

Next Level Fine Art Photography – $ 99 $79.20*

*End-of-summer sale – 20% OFF limited time discount

Black & white fine art photography has come a long way. The first transition was from darkroom to digital. As a next development, Joel Tjintjelaars, a pioneer in this field, designed elaborate postprocessing techniques to create authentic pieces of art.

Now, black & white fine art photography is ready for the next level: Joel has created a theoretical background and tools that take you straight to the result with much less painstaking Photoshop work. In this tutorial, Joel provides a solid framework of how to find the right interpretation of your image and gives you a clear vision on how to approach your work. 

What you will learn

  • Shooting architecture in the field with high-impact following the same principles as in processing
  • Learn about Maximum Point of Perspective and the Hero-shot-to-Detail-shot approach when shooting architecture
  • B&W editing the advanced way, using the panel but also the manual workflow without the panel
  • Learn about Figure-Contrast-Depth principles during post-processing and shooting in the field
  • Learn how to make visually high-impact images based on selective contrast theory and more

An optional masking service saves you hours of work to prepare the elaborate masks necessary for full control over your image. And finally, also optional: a Photoshop Panel that automates most of the Photoshop techniques needed and explained in this video, to get amazing results faster and more accurately when processing images.

Included in this tutorial is:

  • 15 films in FullHD/1080p with a duration of 214 minutes.
  • A .tif file of the example image for you to work around with.
  • A PDF including the content description of the films.
  • A 50 EUR coupon for ProImageEditors “Black & White Fine Art Masking” Service.
  • A PDF with a description for ProImageEditors “Black & White Fine Art Masking” Service.

Please note 1: The tutorial frequently refers to the B&W Artisan Pro X software for Photoshop CC2015.5 and higher, which is a huge timesaver when creating Fineart B&W images. Whilst the tutorial also gives you info on how to work without it, we strongly recommend that you should get/have the panel. If you don’t have it yet, there is a special deal available for the combo of tutorial and panel here

Please note 2: Due to the large file size, we recommend a fast internet connection when downloading the video!

Next Level Fine Art Photography Bundle (save more) – $ 107,95 USD $86.36*

*End-of-summer sale – 20% OFF limited time discount

Please refer to the video description in the previous column but now also including the advanced B&W software panel B&W Artisan Pro X, designed by Joel Tjintjelaar and considered to be indispensable for the best results possible by Joel.

 Included in this bundle is:

  • – 15 films in FullHD/1080p with a duration of 214 minutes.
  • – A .tif file of the example image for you to work around with.
  • – A PDF including the content description of the films.
  • – A 50 EUR coupon for ProImageEditors “Black & White Fine Art Masking” Service.
  • – A PDF with a description for ProImageEditors “Black & White Fine Art Masking” Service.
  •  The B&W Artisan Pro X software for Photoshop CC2015.5 and higher. For more information about the panel please visit this page!

Mastering long exposure photography video tutorial
Mastering Long Exposure Photography – $ 59

This comprehensive tutorial on long-exposure photography, including an eBook, will help you discover your own talent as a photographer. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced photographer, you will learn how to get the most out of your long exposure photographs while also avoiding many of the pitfalls.

black and white speed workflow video tutorial
B&W Speed Workflow – $ 49.95 BESTSELLER REFERENCE VIDEO

The reference video when it comes to creating B&W fine-art images manually, without additional software. Digital Old School. This tutorial helps you develop the skills and tricks needed to create award-winning B&W fine art images. It’s a method that I’ve used on all my photos exclusively since 2009 and is in use by many award-winning photographers worldwide with slight variations. This method integrates the use of luminosity masks to isolate and control every element in a photo. This tutorial demonstrates a processing style in B&W that enhances 3D like depth in objects that will make your photos stand out from the crowd.

B&W Long Exposure Masterclass – $ 99 / € 59 > See Black Friday 2-video Bundle deal on this page for $49.95!

This tutorial guides you step-by-step through my digital B&W workflow using my self-developed method of iterative Selective Gradient Masking (iSGM). This method is the predecessor of the B&W Speed workflow (iSGM2.0) but gives a good basis for that newer workflow. At the same time, this video gives you a look at how I approach architectural and landscape photography using long exposure techniques out in the field. The method gives full control over every element in a B&W photograph.

THIS PRODUCT HAS BECOME OBSOLETE WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE NEXT LEVEL B&W FINE ART VIDEO. Click here for more info on that new video.

black and white long exposure masterclass video tutorial
Fine Art Color Workflow – $ 59

I have spent the past year developing my own personal way of processing color images inspired by the often limited color palettes of old master painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer and fine-art photographers like David Burdeny. In this new video tutorial, I’m sharing my fine art color workflow for the first time to the public.

fine art color workflow post processing video tutorial
exploring vision mastering the creative process video tutorial
Exploring Vision – $ 79

I have spent the past year developing my own personal way of processing color images inspired by the often limited color palettes of old master painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer and fine-art photographers like David Burdeny. In this new video tutorial, I’m sharing my fine art color workflow for the first time to the public.

Receive a discount when buying a video bundle tutorial
Bundle Discount

We offer a bundle discount when buying the B&W Long Exposure Masterclass and the B&W Speed Workflow videos.

There is also a discount available when buying the Fine Art Color Workflow and the Exploring Vision videos.

Filters

Filters

joel tjintjelaar firecrest neutral density long exposure signature edition kit

ND Filters – permanent 10% off with code: BWVISION10

10% OFF WITH CODE BWVISION10

The revised Formatt-Hitech “Firecrest Long Exposure Joel Tjintjelaar Signature Edition” kit#1 and kit#2, featuring the brand new Firecrest ND filters and New Filter Holder light leakage proof set with integrated polarizer filter. These filters are extremely neutral and ultra thin. With the new 13- and 16-stops ND filters, stacking filters is no longer needed – effectively eleminating vignetting problems. There are two kits, each containing three filters. Kit#1 comes with a ND 0.9 (3 stops), ND 2.4 (6 stops) and a ND 3.0 (10 stops). And kit#2 comes with a ND 3.0 (10 stops), ND 3.9 (13 stops) and a ND 4.8 (16 stops). Both kits are available in either circular or rectangular format. The rectangular kit comes also with the new filter-holder (light-leakage proof with end-caps) and integrated polarizer filter. For more info on the signature edition kits, click here.

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