Black and White Color Effects

How To : Convert color images to black and white in Aperture

This Software video tutorial shows how to convert color images to black and white in Aperture. Scott Bourne presents this video. Open up ‘aperture’ program and select a color photo that you want to convert to black and white. Now move from the ‘projects’ page to the ‘adjustmen ...more

How To : Color a black and white photo in Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn to use Photoshop to colorize a black and white photo image. Learn to use the color sampler tool to get the color you want. A cool trick you will learn is to use the Hue/Saturation tool to replace color you do not like. Color a black and wh ...more

How To : Develop C41 black and white or color film at home

With photo labs around the world closing in the wake of the digital camera revolution, knowing how to develop your own film at home is more important than ever. This video teaches you how to develop one type of film, C41, at home using a kit. Even when there are no more photo ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Create a color isolation effect in After Effects

If you've seen Sin City, what you probably remember most is the way color isolation was used throughout the film to reveal single colors in otherwise black-and-white scenes. This video will show you how to create the same effect for your own film in After Effects. Using this b ...more

How To : Create a Sin City effect in After Effects

Creative Cow contributing editor Grant Swanson will take you step-by-step through the easiest and fastest (and extremely effective) way of creating the popular Sin City effect - colorized objects in a black and white world. You will learn basic techniques when working with col ...more

How To : Colorize black and white images in Photoshop

It's been called the "Sin City" effect, and a myriad of other names, but really all you're doing is adding selected color to black and white photos or comic-type images. See how Bert suggests achieving this effect in his tutorial.

How To : Get the "Pleasantville" effect in Final Cut Pro

Pleasantville is a town where everything is preserved in a frothy '50s white bread film, forever stuck in time, orthodox, and unchanging. So when certain objects begin acquiring a technicolor sheen, the townspeople went bonkers. Watch this tutorial to see how to create a Plea ...more

How To : Create Sin City effect using Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn to create the Sin City effect where one portion of the image is in color while the rest is in black and white. Learn how to use layer masks to do the job. You could have as many layer masks as you want as you add in more colors to your ima ...more

How To : Create "hand-colored" effects in Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn to make your color images look like hand colored black and white images in Photoshop. Learn to use the Poster Edges filter to enhance the effect. This trick renders a specific area of your image to stand out. Create "hand-colored" effects ...more

How To : Create Apple style bar in Illustrator

This video tutorial by Tasktutorial shows you how to create an Apple style bar in Illustrator. First, select the rectangle tool in Illustrator and draw a bar as shown. Now select the path, go to gradient and choose the black and white gradient from the swatches. Select two sha ...more

VSCO 101 : How to Use Presets (or Filters) on Your Photos

One of the best features VSCO has to offer is its presets, also known as filters — they reduce the labor it takes to make your images look better by applying unique preset edits to each. Presets can make your photo look like it came from a professional studio or a black and wh ...more

How To : The 15 Best Sugar Skull Makeup Looks for Halloween

Skull, or calavera, makeup is an obvious choice for Halloween, since Día de Muertos (aka Día de los Muertos or simply Day of the Dead) starts on the very same day, October 31st. They are very intricate designs that resemble the decorated sugar skulls that take over the Mexican ...more

How To : Simulate a photo tear in Photoshop

In this video we learn how to make it seem like your photo is torn in half using Adobe Photoshop. The first step is to decide how you would like to have your photo "torn" up. The second step is to select the lasso tool and draw the tear line through the photo. The third step i ...more

How To : Create a split tone effect in Photoshop

This video demonstrates the split tone effect in Photoshop. A split tone effect makes a picture look more rustic by changing the tones. First, add an adjustment layer to the picture by opening the channel mixer window. Select Monochrome and adjust the RGB values to create a bl ...more

How To : Create a cool text style in Illustrator

Are you bored with the similar font styles? Open Adobe Illustrator, click the text tool. Select Arial font, bold & italic and a size of 48. Type some text and give its fill color-white and stroke color-black. Duplicate the layer text by going into layers. Then change the dupli ...more

How To : Create a cool color blast using Photoshop CS4

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to create a cool color blast effect using Photoshop CS4. Open a new document of 700 x 700 pixels. Press ‘D’ on the keyboard and set the color palette to black on top and white at the bottom. Go to filter > render > clouds. ...more

How To : Create an ice text effect in Photoshop

It is a tutorial that how to make an ice text effect on Photoshop. First create a new layer select paint bucket tool switch black color and paint the layer now create an other layer, choose type tool then switch the white color and create a text "ice text" after go to layer pa ...more

How To : Create a neon text effect in Photoshop

Open a document and change the background to black. Make sure the foreground color is white, now simple use the text tool and write whatever you need to. Create a copy of the layer and switch to the copied layer. (The one at the top of the layers box) Now go to Edit / Stroke ...more

How To : Create a color splash effect in Sony Vegas Pro 9

This is a quick tutorial on how to create kind of a cool looking color splash on your videos using Sony Vegas Pro 9. Choose a certain color to stand out in the video all while the rest of the video is in black and white. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinea ...more

How To : Split tone in Lightroom

This video shows the method to split tone in Lightroom. Firstly, go to the 'Grayscale' button to change the photo into black & white. Go to the split toning section and change the tint into the color you want using the 'hue' option. You can also use the 'Highlights' option to ...more

How To : Create an engraved text effect in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to create an engraved text effect in Photoshop. First, start a new document in Photoshop and make it as large as you want it. Now, select the foreground color as a dark gray. Next, grab the rectangle tool and draw a shaped layer, making the color wh ...more

How To : Apply zebra print with hot pink eye makeup

Creating a unique zebra print eye makeup design. Using a few different products such as a white base, liquid black liner, and hot pink eyeshadow you can create this effect. Video is complete with step by step pictures as well as finished photos. The color of the eyeshadow can ...more

How To : Paint a lightning effect on your RC cars

Find your RC cars dull? Want them to look even better than you could dream with a nice shocking effect that will have your friends in amazement? Well you can with this guide on painting lightning effect on your RC Car 1) First take the shell of your car, and draw guidelines f ...more

How To : Create a simple movie poster in Photoshop

This video tutorial from TutVid shows how to create a simple movie poster text effect in Adobe Photoshop CS4. * First create a new file by clicking File-New. Set Width to 650 , Height to 960 and Background Contents to White. Click OK. * Press the 'G' button to grab the gradie ...more

How To : Create a Cardboard Shader in Maya 2011

Create Your Cardboard Masterpiece Before you can create the shader, you must create an object to test the shader out on so that you will feel comfortable with your results. I have chosen to do the traditional cardboard box for this. Create a New Shader Now select the region ...more

How To : Create an evil fairy makeup look

This is a great Halloween look for those of you who do not one to wear masks are a bunch of gory effects. You can even use this look for other dress-up parties. Princess Pinkcat shows you how to do her evil fairy makeup look. Certain sections of this video have been sped up - ...more

How To : Create a Poison Ivy makeup look for Halloween

Jessica Harlow presents a great look for Halloween. She mostly uses eye shadows by "Beauty from Earth" and "Obsessive Compulsive" brands, but thinks it is OK to use colors from any 88 shade shimmery shadow palettes available in the market. -Start off by covering eyebrows using ...more

News : The 15 Most Viral Costumes for Halloween 2015

If you don't want to dress up as a vampire, witch, werewolf, or zombie again this Halloween, step things up a notch and go viral. There have been a ton of funny memes and absurd news since last October, so the only hard part is settling on the right one for inspiration for you ...more

How To : Illustrate with markers and colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more

How To : Add a color tint to photos in Photoshop

This how-to video is about how to add a color tint to photos in Photoshop. This can really add some nice effect to the pictures, To do this first select the picture then go to "layers" then choose "adjustment layer" option right click on it and choose "hue and saturation" opt ...more

How To : Create a glossy rainbow effect in Photoshop

pbj746 is here to teach you on how to create a glossy rainbow effect using Adobe Photoshop CS4. This can be easily done in a matter of minutes and you can try experimenting with other colors and effects to get variant number of sassy backgrounds. -Firstly, create a new documen ...more

How To : Create a cartoon cloud in Illustrator

A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cartoon cloud in Adobe Illustrator. All the project files are available to download for free at the Adobe website. First create a background: select the rectangle tool then create a new layer and draw a rectangle ...more

How To : Create glowing line effects in Photoshop

This is really cool, you can make these awesome neon glowing lines using your Adobe Photoshop. This is a fun way to make creative and colorful designs and it looks really neat without spending time working on detailed shapes. 1. Start with a new 400x400 pixel black background ...more

How To : Create e-mail icon in Photoshop

This video will walk you through the process of creating your very own icon to use for your email by using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is a great tool to use for a variety of purposes and in this instance can make the perfect icon in just minutes. 1. Open New file with 500x500 ...more

Outland : A Polarizing Experience

Sticking with our theme of XBLA games with uninspiring names, we have Outland. This game shares its name with an unrelated sci-fi cult film from 1981, unrelated comic strip from the '90s, and unrelated region in World of Warcraft. Didn't exactly try hard to build name recognit ...more

How To : This Hack Turns Any Phone into Black Light

Black lights come in all shapes and sizes, and are useful in a variety of ways—they can help you spot fake currency, urine stains, interesting rocks, deadly scorpions, or even just some cool fluorescent artwork. Most black lights work using a filter or coating over the bulb t ...more

How To : Golden Milk Is the New Fall Superdrink

There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more

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