Some simple text and a few subtle effects will give your images that extra edge you’ve been looking for. Compare this image to the original photo in my Add pop to your point-and-click pics article; see the difference? In this article, I will walk you through the first half of the project. The steps below will explain how to create the Vignette effect. Part two, which will follow tomorrow, will walk you through the process of creating the text effects. So without further adue, let’s get on with the lesson.
A problem many photographers face when capturing images of waterfalls is overexposed spots in the photographs. This happens even when the surrounding waterfall location is underexposed. If you’ve ever tried photographing waterfalls, I bet this is one of the problems you face.
When an image poses a challenge, it can motivate the designer to perform the best. When Photoshop hair masking tools are used, there is ample scope to refine the image and blend a few other tools to get the required effect. Hair flying in the winds, hair coming on the face, unruly crops, they all need to be neatly depicted. Probably this information would be ideal for artists who have beauty salon clients who need to have ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures to help increase the business with their hair stylists. It also helps the female customers to keep their crowning glory in good shape.
By using all of these layers of information with Datat Masking Software and different opacity brushes you not only have an extreme latitude to work with your images, but you also have the flexibility to come back and alter or edit your creation.
Step 6) Again, copy the background layer and desaturate it by going to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate. Place this on top of all the layers and add noise to the image by going to Filter>Noise>Add Noise>Monochromatic/Gaussian. Once you have selected the amount, set the opacity to about 80%. This will show the right amount, but not be overpowering.
Now creating a black and white image in Photoshop is a bit like putting together a puzzle with a 100 different solutions. As you begin to create more and more black and white images you will start to get a better feel for which of these pieces/techniques to use and how to use them.
And, it’s not just for artistis and homemakers. You can also use it for beauty tricks such as frosting your hair. Because you only want a few strands colored, it works as a good frosting tool.