photoshop tutorial

Photoshop Tutorial – Black & White

. . .as per your request 😉

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{click to enlarge {all sizes in flickr} if needed}

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In your layers box, drag Background image to “create a new layer” box. This protects your image if you mess up …you can just toss the mistake in the trash and still have your original.

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I like curves. I use it to make images POP. Use whatever you like to adjust colors.

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In your tool bar …select the Polygon Lasso tool.

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Create an outline around image you want to change …I like to start at the end, go around my image, then around entire image …there are a few ways to do this.

Image * Adjust * Black & White {I use default settings but play around if you like}

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Use the airbrush tool on color {make sure your color is set to black} and airbrush out any sections you missed {you may also do this instead of outlining with the polygon lasso but you have to be very precise}

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…see the difference in the reflections in the bottom of the glass?

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Image * Adjust * Selective Color = Used to make the green limes GREENER!



…BUT WAIT! I want to lighten the black and white section …

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Image * Adjust * Shadow/Highlight = adjust until desired affect achieved

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go to your layers box {top right 3 horizontal lines CLICK} scroll down to flatten image and SAVE AS .jpg.



{hope it’s not too confusing for beginners}

Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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