Create High Contrast Black & White Images in Photoshop

How To : Create black and white images in Photoshop

Need to convert a large number of images to rich, contrasty black & white using Photoshop? Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from TutVids. Fo ...more

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How To : Use a luminosity mask in Photoshop

This video is about using a luminosity mask in Photoshop. The luminosity mask is used to enhance the color and contrast in photos that lack each of these. The color is enhanced or punched up. Choose the manipulation tool: channel and RGB. To choose RGB, touch control and then ...more

How To : Use Photoshop to create more dramatic photos

Photo Focus] contributor Nicole Young shows how to use Photoshop to introduce drama in our pictures. It requires only a few simple steps. First thing done was to add a black and white layer adjustment. This can be done in two ways. First by going down to ...more

How To : Give a dramatic punch to an image in Photoshop

In order to add a nice contrast punch to an image using Photoshop, go to your adjustment layer and click on the black and white adjustment layer. Then go to your "blend modes" and change it to "overlay". If you find that the effect is too harsh you can adjust your opacity sett ...more

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How To : Shoot Day for Night

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How To : Read the histogram on a digital camera

Ever wonder what those bars and lines on the LCD screen on your digital camera do? In this great tutorial, Ethan Wilding demonstrates how to read one of the most useful features on your camera: the histogram. The histogram is a graph which represents the distribution of light ...more

How To : Perform a simple levitation trick using Photoshop

This video tells us the method to perform a simple levitation trick using Photoshop. Take the photo of the background and the person sitting on some object posing as if he or she is levitating. Select the 'Move Tool' and hold the 'Shift' key down. Drag the picture on to the ba ...more

How To : Add dramatic color to images in Photoshop

Tutvid shows you how to add flare and dramatic color to your raw camera images (usually the format of a DSLR). In a step-by-step guide with narration, Tutvid takes you through the process of using CameraRaw (used as an extension of Photoshop but never really brings it in photo ...more

How To : Photoshop the Universe (Just Like NASA Does)

NASA just released this beautiful image of what's leftover from a supernova explosion. The red cloud is expanding cosmic debris, the blue is a blast wave of electrons, and the stripes at the edge tell of a high energy burst of x-rays that may be bound for earth. This image was ...more

How To : Lighten and darken in photoshop

Need to lighten or darken up a digital picture? You can make most of your lightening and darkening adjustments, even before you learn more complex Photoshop features like curves and levels; It's easy. Here's how. Step 1: Open the photo Open your photo in Photoshop. Click File ...more

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Tor vs. I2P : The Great Onion Debate

In my recent Darknet series, I attempted to connect the dots on the Deep Web. I covered the two largest anonymity networks on the Internet today, Tor and I2P. While my initial four articles were meant as an introduction, I ended up receiving a lot of interesting comments and m ...more

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The stock Camera and Photos apps are great for taking basic pictures and doing some quick edits, but if you're serious about making your iPhone photos the best they can be, you can't stop there. The iOS App Store is filled with tons of great third-party alternatives with adva ...more

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How To : Make an image black & white in Photoshop

If you're looking to do a cool photo with some special old effect then you should make it white an black. To do this, you will have to follow some easy steps, using Adobe Photoshop: Step 1: Put your image into Photoshop. Step 2: Go to image, adjustments, hue / saturation, m ...more

How To : Create a black and white image in Photoshop CS4

Black and white photos are great to look at and remind others of a time when technology was simple. They add a certain sense of drama and mystery to them it can be kind of relaxing to look at. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to take a normal photo and convert it into a b ...more

How To : Create perfect black & white images in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, learn the several methods to get black & white images from color originals in Photoshop. The first method is the simple desaturate by going to image > adjustments > desaturate and it will wipe out the color from your image. The second non-destructive wa ...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 : Selectively colorize an image in Photoshop

Learn one very simple way, using the mask of the Black & White Gradient Map Adjustment layer in Photoshop to conceal or reveal parts of the image in color and other parts as a black and white version. Part 1 of 2 - How to Selectively colorize an image in Photoshop. Part 2 of ...more

How To : Simulate hand coloring in Photoshop

This video shows you how to simulate hand coloring in Photoshop. The first step in the process of simulating hand coloring is to turn the image you have chosen into black and white. Following turning the pictures coloring to black and white you must bring up the hue color cont ...more

How To : Convert photos to black & white in Photoshop CS3

In this tutorial Lindsay Adler will teach you how to do exquisite black and white conversions in Photoshop (cs3 and newer). Using the black and white adjustment layer tool in Photoshop, photographers are given complete control and simplicity for converting images to black and ...more

How To : Create a split negative motorcycle card

Taking the negative of an image in photography brings out its major contours and creates a powerful graphic contrast between white and black. The same sort of effect happens when you construct a card using only the "negatives" and no other colors. In this card making tutorial ...more

How To : Desaturate pictures in Adobe Phototoshop CS5

Use Photoshop CS5 to create dramatic black-and-white landscapes with this free video tutorial from Lynda. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the unique features of ...more

How To : Fix Blurry Photos in Photoshop

It's very easy to get a slightly blurry photograph due to a moving subject, camera shake, or just an incorrect auto-focus, but you don’t have to let that ruin an otherwise terrific picture. All it takes is a little finesse in Photoshop or another photo editing software. This g ...more

How To : Create sepia-tone images in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Want to convert a color or black-and-white image to sepia? With Photoshop CS5, it's easy. And this clip will teach you what you need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yours ...more

How To : Blend images together in Photoshop

This video tutorial by photoshopuniverse teaches you how to blend two images seamlessly using Photoshop. For this you need two or more images that need to be blended together. Using the move tool in Photoshop move one image over to the other image. Open the layers window and m ...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 : 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 : Give someone a headache in Photoshop

Use two photos, a main image and a photo of a cracked egg which will be your source of the headache. Drag the egg into the main image by holding down the shift key. Resize the egg. Change the opacity down to 50%. Zoom out. Command T flips the image. Hold option and right click ...more

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