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Many of my followers asked me to share my method for converting my images into Black and White and in this blog post I will share with my 3 favorite ways.
1: Use the Camera Raw Filter
Filter > Camera Raw Filter
Check “Convert to Grayscale” box and Photoshop will convert your image to B&W.
As usual the result is a pretty good, but if you like to have control over your image (and to be honest, I am a control freak so I am always applying a few extra steps). So if you are willing to take control over your image the next few steps are for you.
Adjust each Grayscale slider. Each slider will affect each individual color in your image. Moving sliders directly affects the mood of your image
This mix created high key image with a very romantic mood
But if I will move the Reds, Blues, Purples, and Magentas sliders to the left I have created a very moody image.
Tip: After you are fully satisfied with a Grayscale Mix ratio click on the Basic Tab and adjust Exposure, Contrast, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks sliders. Each slider will help you apply the last polishing step to your image.
2: Auto Black & White
Image > Adjustments > Black & White
In Adobe Photoshop CC we have many different Black and White Presets we can work with. I can’t say that you should use a particular one over others. Everything depends on your image., image light, details, subjects, and ect. I will recommend to try the different presets and after a few times you will have your favorite.
With my current image I I like the “Darker” Preset the most.
As I said above, I am a control freak, so I will adjust a few sliders as well.
Tip: Absolutely NOT NECESSARY to move sliders like from 50% to 100% or to -100%. Very often less is better and even moving slider to 1% makes a big and a very tasteful difference.
Window > Adjustments > Vibrance
In the Properties panel move “Vibrance” and “Saturation” sliders all the way to the left to -100%
Photoshop converted your image into B&W and created a new “Vibrance1” layer (this layer is a fully independent layer and you can modify and even delete it later on at any time).
Highlight your image layer (Layer1)
And click on “Selective Colors” in Adjustment panel. Photoshop created a new Selective Color1 layer.
In the Properties panel adjust the Black slider for each color
Tip: pay very close attention to the Neutrals and Blacks sliders.
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I wanted to write a book that every Photoshop user could learn from. Many of us are new to Photoshop, use it regularly or are experts. However, no matter what your Photoshop skill level is, chances are you can still learn new things or pick up tips from this book that you haven’t discovered yet. My editor said “wow, I learned at least 10 things right off the bat that I didn’t know and I ‘m not done editing yet.” We get into our groove and we use the same features and techniques all the time. However, with each new update to Photoshop CC there are usually little things that the engineers at Adobe add or change that often don’t get a mention. I did my best to pick out 101 of my favorites. Enjoy!
How to create a winter scene in Adobe Photoshop CC using Adobe Stock images and a 3D object from PixelSquid.com
3D object I downloaded from PixelSquid
First of all I downloaded two images from Adobe Stock website. I downloaded those files as preview files and after I tried them out I licensed them directly within Adobe Photoshop CC:
Right Click on a image in your library panel you want to license > License Image
Double click on your licensed image (in the library panel)
To bring another file into your document from your library panel > Click on the image > Drag into your document
Using the Quick Selection Tool select Santa Claus and the reindeer? (don’t worry if your selection is not perfect. You will be able to fix it later on)
Select > Select and Mask
Change the View Mode to Onion Skin and Moon Transparency Slider all way to the right 100%. This way you will be able to see the background layer and make all the necessary corrections toyour initial selection right away.
Zoom In your document
Using the Brush Tool correct your selection (switch between “+” and “-” if needed to correct the selection)
After you are happy with your selection switch to the Refine Edge Brush Tool
Switch View Mode to Black and White
Using the Refine Edge Brush Tool clean up the edges of your selection.
After you are happy with your final selection change the Output Setting to New Layer with Layer Mask
Click on the Mask Icon (Santa Layer) > Gradient Tool with Black color
Correct the part between snow under the reindeer and background snow line (simply paint it out using gradient tool)
Previously I downloaded a 3D object from PixelSquid.com and now I will simply click on this object (snow) and object will be added to my document
Now I will rotate my 3D object, also will Switch to High Resolution and remove the Shadow
Resize your 3D object using the Free Transform tool
Delete the Hidden Layer from Layer Panel
Window > Adjustments
Color Lookup Adjustment
Adjustments > Curves
Adjustments > Brightness / Contrast
Make 3D object layer’s opacity = 67%
Now your image is ready
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