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Better Black & White: Photoshop CC 2015

How To Create More Than a Standard Desaturation.

Photography, since the 1800s has been deep rooted by the presence of black and white images, since Thomas Wedgwood utilized the camera obscura principle to create the idea of photography, it all started with black and white. It took us all the way until the 90s to fully understand this phenomena and today standing in a red room is something we would associate with a certain cuboid structure on a show hosted by Phillip Schofield.

Three Primary Methods To Achieving Better Black & White Images In Photoshop.

Gradient Maps

Great for adjusting just the shadows and the highlights only, you can add a lot more light and dark to your images and is brilliant for quick easy editing.

Desaturation

Does exactly what it says on the tin, Ctrl Shift & U and you instantly desaturate creating a really awesome vivid black and white effect.

Desaturation Plus Levels

After performing a desaturation, you can open up levels to really take control of the tones. By adjusting one of the three sliders ( Shadows, Mid Tones & Highlights ) you can add more contrast and really personalize your black and white images.

Protect Your Art.

Create a non intrusive professional watermark in Adobe Photoshop, forget about dragging a .PNG watermark onto each image you edit. Learn how to save it as a handy brush preset.

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How To Create a Professional Watermark

Why Are Watermarks so Important? Visually watermarks need to be as less intrusive as possible, the idea here is to protect yourself and your images whilst promoting your brand but without ruining the beauty of the image. Follow along with me in the video below and i will show you how to create a custom […]

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How To Change Hair Color in Photoshop

Before you go out and buy hair dye, why not see what your hair would look like if you changed the color in Photoshop. Here you can learn a range of techniques to adjusting hair tones. Follow along the step by step guide below or come and change some hair color with me in the […]

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WOOD ENGRAVING IN PHOTOSHOP

Wood Engraving In Photoshop

Manipulating Wooden Textures Easily Me and a friend have been working on a concept for a new idea, we figured that as it will be wood related ( that’s all i can say really) then we need a logo that is engraved or is interacting with wood in some way to relate to the theme […]

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Mirror an Image In Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Photoshop With Skandy Keyboard shortcuts, Photoshop has hundreds of them and trying to understand what they all are ( nevermind what they mean ) is an emotional mine field only leveled in difficulty by learning a new language… Then trying to navigate a keyboard configured by said language. Learn how to create […]

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Cartoon Sketch Effect Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Photoshop With Skandy. Turn any image into an incredible cartoon sketch in under 60 seconds. This tutorial is great for adding quick effects and getting to grips with Photoshop. It works great both with images of high and average resolution, follow along with me by watching the video below or read through […]

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Single Color Splash Effect

Enhanced Black & White, with a splash of color To create emphasis on a certain area, Photoshop has some magical tools to transform ordinary looking images into pieces of art. I’m not saying i’m an artist by any means but you can truly appreciate an image when you know the work that has gone into […]

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How to Photoshop a Reflection Into Sunglasses

Make it look like you have the Toronto skyline or New York High Street reflecting in your sunglasses or add a custom reflection to anything in Adobe Photoshop!. Read through the step by step guide below or get some extra tips by following along in the video with me. Step 1 – Preparing Our Image […]

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Download & Install Custom Brushes in Photoshop

Download & Install Brushes Into Photoshop CS6 – CS5 – CC Learn how to install custom brush presets in Adobe Photoshop by following the step by step guide or watching the video abd joining in with me. Once you know how to do it then it’s time for the fun part! Scroll down to the […]

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