At ADP LumiFlow we have a passion for black and white images. Pouring all our experience editing monochrome images into the Mono FX Plugin for Photoshop. A powerful addition to ADP Lumiflow Luminosity and Workflow Plugin. This tutorial will run through the details of the functionality in the Mono FX panel and a short video introduction to show you the main features of the panel.
A new addition to the ADP LumiFlow is the Mono FX Plugin for Photoshop. It brings some exciting new features. A powerful and unique approach to creating stunning monochrome images.
In this section of the panel you will find 11 modern and creative filters to kick off your monochrome image.
We have included 19 different tones you can apply to your images.
Here you will find some basic adjustment and viewing tools, the real power is in the layers created, waiting for your adjustments.
You have three options on how you want to use your new monochrome image.
Built into the panel are 11 unique monochrome filters, each providing a unique adjustment to the image settings.
You can preview each of the different filters and their effect on your images simply by selecting each of the filters. Note that if you have made adjustments in the adjustment layers they will be removed if you select a different filter.
The structure layers are based on the original image, if you want the structure layers to be based on a specific filter or with any adjustments you’ve made, use the Reset Structure button to refresh the structure layers.
Note: while you are working in Mono FX Plugin For Photoshop, do not: add any layers, remove any layers or delete any layer masks during filter selection or modification. You are free to disable layer masks, adjust opacity of layers or turn them off. Layers can be added at any time if you exit Mono FX and Keep Your Layers.
There are 9 adjustment layers created to apply adjustments to your monochrome image.
The toning section of the panel will utilise this layer to apply your desired toning to the image. You can also click on the adjustment to choose your own toning.
This is the only layer that is locked and no adjustments should be made on this layer.
Make tonal adjustments with this layer, and use the layer mask to paint in or out any adjustments.
Another tool for tonal adjustments, use the layer mask to change the areas affected buy the layer.
Adjust the brightness and contrast in the image with this layer, and use the layer mask to paint in or out any adjustments.
Use the colour sliders to adjust the way colours are represented in your image and use the layer mask to paint in or out the effect of the colour adjustments.
Use a paint brush to remove structure in areas of your image, a great tool to soften clouds or water.
Use a paint brush to add structure in areas of your image, a great tool to enhance texture and detail.
This layer is used to apply some of the effect to the image based on the filter you have chosen. You can reduce the effect by lowering the opacity of the layer or paint on the mask to remove some of the effect on your image.
There are 18 built in colour tones that can be applied to the image, and the original black & white tone. Pressing any of these will apply them to your image.
You can also use the MonoFx Colour Toning layer to apply your own toning to the image.
Once you are completed the adjustments on your Mono FX creation, you have three options on how you’d like to use it.
With this option, you will retain all of the layers used in the creation of the black and white image. A good option if you’d like to have the ability to return to the adjustments. This option will also close Mono FX.
This option will create an image layer based on the current monochrome image and remove all of the layers, closing out of Mono FX.
This option will create an image layer based on the current monochrome image and remain in the MonoFX panel so that you can create another version of your monochrome image. A great option if you want to create multiple versions or want to create multiple images for blending.