Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Make a black & white with a punch!
Today on kimi's Kreative homework I posted instructions on making a nice black and white image. When you get a chance, take a peek at some of the images that get posted during the week. Here are the instructions.
open your image and do any normal corrections.
press D to set your colors to the default settings
you are going to click on the ying/yang looking tool on your layer palette to find the gradient map.
apply and press ok. you should now have a nice black and white.
Ctrl E to merge down your gradient map into your image.
Ctrl J to duplicate your black and white image.
highlight your new layer and go to Filter, Distort, Diffuse glow.
I have my graininess set to 0, Glow amount 4, Clear amount 8.
Drop the opacity until you like the effect.
last but not least.... open your levels adjustment and move in your dark slider to give it a nice contrast.
The image above is one of my latest clients. She was such a doll to work with!!
Happy Tuesday everyone!!