Using Aperture, you can easily convert images to black and white and add color tints to enhance your photos.
Black and White Color Effects
If you've seen the 2005 film Sin City, you most likely remember how most of the film was black and white, but some objects were rendered in livid color. This video will teach you how to create the same effect yourself using After Effects! The creator of this two-part video wor ...more
You can replicate the effect of the hand-tinted photographs of the 1920s and 1930s within Photoshop. Start with a grayscale black and white picture, and then use the techniques outlined in this tutorial to get your own hand-colored effect for your digital images.
Jordan shows us how to take a normal color image and convert it to black and white or grayscale in Photoshop CS3. This is a simple effect that can be done in many different ways with different Photoshop tools. Check out the method for creating black and white photos in this tu ...more
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
Watch this video to learn how to traditionally hand-color silver gelatin black and white photographs.
Color tinting black and white pictures couldn't be easier! Come learn a fun new technique with your ink pads!
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
If you don't know how to turn a black and white image into color animation in flash, then this is the perfect video for you. This tutorial is perfect for newcomers! In the video, you will learn how to import images, make layers, and transform them into movie clips. This video ...more
You can convert any color photo to black and white photo. In Photoshop CS3, There are 4 ways to do it. 1. You need to go to the Image-Mode and then click Grayscale. It will convert your image to black & white photo. 2. Go to the Image-Adjustments-Desaturate. Then you will see ...more
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
This video takes you through the steps of colorizing a black and white photo using Photoshop. There is no instruction so you have to watch carefully and knowledge of Photoshop will help.
There's something special about the classic look of black and white photos. Learn how to convert your color pictures into black and white using Adobe Photoshop. It takes a little practice to get good results in black and white using my method, but once you get your feet wet, y ...more
Convert color images to striking black and white with a little help from Photoshop's Channels tool. Whether you're new to Adobe's Creative Suite or a seasoned graphic design professional merely looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this ...more
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
This video tutorial by VvCompHelpvV gives you two methods to achieve the Sin City effect in your photos using Photoshop. The Sin City effect is making the main subject of the photo appear colored while the rest of the photo looks black and white. In the first method the subjec ...more
There are definitely some great things about iOS 7, but like any good piece of software, it's got some things to kink out—and how wallpapers work seems to be one of the biggest issues, since it's so much different than in previous iOS versions. We've seen tons of questions po ...more
Google just released the second developer preview of the Android 8.1 update for Nexus and Pixel devices, and even though it's just a point-one release, there are lots of cool changes. Before you run off to join the Android beta program and try the new version, it's worth readi ...more
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
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
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.
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
Create an effect in your video where the video footage is converted to black & white, pauses, and resumes playback in regular color. This effect is demonstrated by Aharon Rabinowitz with Spy Photo, a brand new set of free presets for Adobe After Effects.
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
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
Learn to create color exclusion effects (ie a colored object surrounded by black and white objects) in Photoshop.
This is the effect you sometimes see on black and white posters of children with that slight touch of color. Learn how to create this effect in Adobe Photoshop
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, Oct. 31. They are very intricate designs that resemble the decorated sugar skulls that take over the Mexican holi ...more
Nichole Young demonstrates how to hand color using layer masks in Photoshop CS4, which also works in Photoshop CS3. The procedure can be summarized in two stages: turning the picture you would like to edit black and white and then bringing color back into it to give it a hand- ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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 ‚ÄòD‚Äô on the keyboard and set the color palette to black on top and white at the bottom. Go to filter > render > clouds. ...more
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
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
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
Photoshopuniverse shows the way to create a Jack-O-Lantern in Photoshop. At first you need to collect or take a photo of a pumpkin. Make a new layer, with a white background, then mask it. Fill it with black color. Now go to blending option and give inner shadow, inner glow, g ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you're not much of a drawer, you can still get the look of a detailed drawing simply by taking a picture and using Photoshop's tools and filters to transform it into something that looks drawn by hand. Video: . There are actually many ways to do this, but in this how-to, we ...more
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
Snapchat has built upon the photo-sharing service it once was to become a money-sending, commercial-shelling, video-messaging giant. They improved their user experience by adding Stories, Geofilters, and even the rarely-used Snapcash feature, but why isn't there something as s ...more
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
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
When you're a kid, the best part about Halloween is the free candy, but if you're past your trick-or-treating years, there are still plenty of things you can do. With all the costumes, scary stories, and pranks, what's not to love? And now, you can even use your smartphone to ...more
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
Several Samsung phones have a feature that turns the screen black and white when the battery is getting low. This takes advantage of the AMOLED display in these devices, because unlike red, green, and blue pixels, no battery power is used to display black pixels on this type o ...more