Artisan Pro X 2024

B&W Editing Software By Artists, For Artists

Arguably the best dedicated black and white editing software for fine art photographers.
Designed and developed by a highly acclaimed craftsman in digital B&W photography and processing who pioneered B&W fine art architectural photography, to serve his own critical needs in processing. Now also available to other crafts(wo)men.

900+ Functions

608 Depth & Special FX functions, 154 Micro Zone Presets, Toning Buttons, Styles, B&W conversions, pro tools, selective adjustments, and more

local & global adjustments

Global adjustments and local adjustments using micro zones.

Luminosity masks

65 Luminosity Masks, Full, Quarter and Half and 31 micro zone masks.

Adobe PS CC 2024 Compatible

Fully compatible with PS CC 2024 v25.x.x

AI Enhanced

Improved sky masks using Adobe's built in AI and image upscaling using preserve details

Training material

There are 2 dozen of in-depth YouTube trainingvideos and counting + Knowledge Hub

Dozens of free manuals and videos

For information, free manuals and quick reference guides for the Artisan Pro panel and Quick Mask Pro panels, please visit the Knowledge Hubs and it’s highly recommended to watch the YouTube channel with dozens of training videos.

Images created using artisan pro x

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B&W software designed by a B&W craftsman

B&W Artisan Pro X 2024 (UXP version) is the latest evolution of the B&W Artisan Pro software panels and is a panel for Photoshop for pure and unrestricted B&W editing. It takes advantage of the AI engine in Adobe PS CC 2024. 

Artisan Pro is the only dedicated B&W software and self-developed personal digital toolkit of a B&W fine-art photographer, educator, and widely acclaimed craftsman in B&W photography, whose innovative work pioneered digital B&W fine art (architectural) photography. 

It is designed for other discerning B&W fine-art photographers who need powerful but proven and effective tools to support and express their artistic vision without any technical restrictions. The panel is designed for both beginners and experienced professionals in B&W photography who have made, or intend to make, B&W photography their first and foremost form of expression.

About the Designer of this plugin

The designer of this Photoshop plugin, Joel Tjintjelaar, pioneered B&W Fine art architectural photography more than 13 years ago. Together with a few other leading photographers, Joel popularized this style of photography. Ever since thousands of photographers worldwide have adopted this visual style of architectural photography and technical methods for artistic expression. These days, the phrase ‘B&W fine art architecture’, has become synonimous with the style Joel pioneered.

System Requirements

  • PS CC 2021 or higher is recommended for B&W Artisan Pro X 2024 UXP
  • Artisan Pro X 2024 for UXP is fully compatible with Adobe PS CC 2024 (v25.x.x)
  • Mac(Apple Silicon and Intel) and Windows compatible, no Linux support
  • Make sure that your computer can run the latest Photoshop version. Check Adobe’s website for specifics.
  • The plugin runs language independently.

Highlights

Artisan Pro X UXP v1.2.0

Training material

Supported by dozens of YouTube trainingvideos + Knowledge Hub and counting
YouTube videos

USD $49.99

USD $49.99

USD $34.99

30% OFF At Checkout on Adobe store

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Our philosophy

Putting the artistic process and quality in the first place.

We are passionate photographers and artists in the first place, we’re not software engineers. But we are comfortable with technology. Our main objective will always be to enable artistic expression, not software development. The digital toolkit we developed with the Artisan plugin is also a highly personal and indispensable toolkit to create the art we envisioned. And that’s what separates our software from others: we know better what other photographers need than software engineers. And we know what it takes to create images that inspired other photographers for more than a decade already. And that’s why we developed Artisan Pro.

We do not believe in replacing your individuality with 1-click ‘magic’ filters just to save you time. That is a production process, not an artistic process. The software encourages you to learn the artistic process. And it is that process that takes your time. Initially to learn the process, and later to fully embrace the process as a way to immerse yourself in your art.

Therefore, the software has two main objectives:

First to emulate through software the technical proficiency and skills of a B&W craftsman with a very high degree of subtlety, consistency and accuracy. 

Second, to adopt the mindset of the creator of the panel by following the suggested artist’s workflow that is built upon principles in art and aesthetics. It takes time, but perfection and quality take time. There is no shortcut to quality.

Both objectives are enabled through recommended workflows and elaborate presets in the panel.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers. For more FAQs please go to the Knowledge Hub.
The new UXP plugins that can only be purchased from the Adobe store, are installed without a download file. Upon successful purchase from the Adobe store, you should see the message on Adobe’s Creative Cloud Desktop app where you can find the plugin, just follow the instructions. The plugin will be available in the same place as where you would update your PS CC version to a newer version.
In the Creative Cloud Desktop app go to: Stock & Marketplace > Plugins > Manage Plugins. There you will find the plugin. Now just click on Install and then open it in PS after activating it in PS > Plugins. *NOTE that you have to use the same email address as the email address you use to log in to Adobe Photoshop when making the purchase. Else you won’t find the new plugin in your Adobe account under Plugins.

The older (CEP) versions are designed for Adobe’s CEP Legacy platform and will still work as long as Adobe supports the CEP platform. In 2020 Adobe announced that the older CEP Legacy platform will be discontinued within a few years and fully replaced by the new UXP platform But Adobe didn’t give an exact date. As for now, the older CEP Legacy plugins will still work but if you have the latest Apple computer with the new M1 or M2 processor then you have to start up Adobe PS in Rosetta emulation mode to use the older CEP plugins. It is described here – it is a simple one-off setting and the older plugins will then work fine. But it is not known when Adobe will discontinue the support for the CEP platform. Apart from that, the new UXP plugins have more features and will usually work faster.