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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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Color Lookup Adjustments In Photoshop

Photoshop Photography, Applying Color Lookup To Enhance Images Essentially color lookup is an adjustment layer within Photoshop used to select individual colors and re map them, completely transforming the look and feel of the image according to each preset. In human language that translates to a filter similar to those built into smartphone camera apps […]

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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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Easy Cartoons In Photoshop

Using Plugins & Filters To Create Cartoon Effects As the Photoshop communities insatiable hunger grows for new and exciting ways to create cartoons easily in Photoshop, i have devised a method using the Topaz Labs plugin to create custom cartoon effects quickly and easily in Photoshop. I have covered this topic before and if you […]

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43 Free Photoshop Tutorials

Check out our new YouTube Channel trailer, over 50 Learn alongs! Photoshop Tutorials I have collaborated a list of my top Photoshop tutorials for you guys to have a look through, if you are a Photographer looking to brush up on your skills or a Graphic Designer searching for a fresh idea Skandy Tutorials has […]

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Smokey Dispersion Effect in Photoshop

Thanks to Shirin Tank Photography for this lovely base image, i applied a Smokey Dispersion Effect and created this step by step video and written tutorial to show you how. Step 1 – Preparing our image If you already have a .PNG or transparent background image then just drag and drop into Photoshop, hit Ctrl […]

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Cinematic, Gritty Movie Effect In Photoshop

Creating a Cinematic Movie Effect In Photoshop: If you want dramatic images with a theater like feel, you might be wondering how to create a gritty, authentic looking images. Photoshop is the leading software for the theatres, now it’s our Turn to transform an every day image into a movie cover easily by watching the […]

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How To Photoshop Water Drops

Create stunning high definition water droplets to add to almost any image, add a little bit of twinkle with a reflection and make the droplet seem as if it it running down a surface by using liquify. I really enjoyed making this tutorial as the end product came out really well. Follow along with the […]

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Install Plugins Into Photoshop

Installing Topaz Labs Plugins I am going to be doing a few tutorials which utilize plugins, today you can learn where i get my awesome plugins from plus learn how to install plugins into Photoshop. Plugins can be a really handy tool to have as they can be a great time saver for effects, retouching […]

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