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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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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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Add An Image Into Text In Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Tutorial With Skandy Adding an image inside of text just got a whole lot easier in Photoshop, using only a few short keyboard commands you can create a clipping mask to crop out the whole of the outside of the text. Also we add some other cool effects to make the image […]

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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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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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Remove Backgrounds From Difficult Edged Images In Photoshop

Since i posted the last tutorial, a couple of people have been struggling to change or remove the background on a difficult edged image so i thought as its an integral part of using Photoshop i’d post a recap with a bit more of an explanation on using Refine Edge. Follow along with the step […]

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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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Change The Color Of Anything In Photoshop

Ever wanted to change the color of your car? maybe even the wallpaper? In this easy to use guide i show you step by step how to select out and change the color of anything in Adobe Photoshop. Follow along with the step by step guide or watch the video to follow along with me […]

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Tattoo Design Photoshop Tutorial

Design Your Own Custom Sleeve In Just a Few Minutes. Personally i do not have any tattoos but i have friends who are crazy for them, they seem to have an insatiable need for the needle. Some people literally walk into a tattoo parlor, choose a design right off the wall and walk out sporting […]

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