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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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Industry Retouching Techniques In Photoshop

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The Photoshop Pen Tool Handbook

The pen tool, like marmite, loved by some and despised by others. Never have i heard so many Photoshop disaster stories surronding the ever elusive pen tool. From personal experience i can only say that keyboard commands are crucial here, each one applies a different effect and sometimes needed sequentially or the result is ghasttly. […]

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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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Change The Color Of Eyes in Photoshop

Photoshop has a colored contact lenses section, using quick masking you can literally change the color of eyes quickly and easily. Check out our step by step guide below or join in with me by watching the video tutorial below. Step 1 – Preparing our Image Start by dragging and dropping the image you are […]

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Soft Color Lighting In Photoshop

Enhanced Photoshoot Editing Using Blend Modes. Soft Light, probably the best blend mode available in Adobe Photoshop. I speak to a lot of Photographers online and when asked about their opinion of soft light, around 75% had used it before. There were a few who religiously stick by soft light & use it on almost […]

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How Can Frequency Separation Help Us Achieve Smoother Skin?

Retouching Skin In Photoshop One of the most used “features” of Adobe Photoshop is skin retouching or skin smoothing, the tricky part is maintaining high quality texture. Think about it, if i were to add a layer on top of my photograph then paint over the top with a brush, ii would achieve color but […]

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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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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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