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Bendigo, Victoria , Australia
2009
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How to make that snap shot really look like something professional


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  1. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 1 1

    This is my starting image. I opened this in photoshop, you can do this in any version of photoshop, but the version i'm using is adobe cs4

  2. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 2 2

    The first i thing i did after opening the image in photoshop, was up the top i went to Image > Adjustments > desaturate. which just removes all the colour from your image and turns it black and white.

  3. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 3 3

    Then you go to Image > Adjustments > Curves, this tool helps the exposure of the image, but in this case it gives more definite black and whites instead of the image being so grey.

  4. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 4 4

    In this image you can see the before (just after it was desaturated) with the curves tool opened, and you can see how grey the image looks.

  5. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 5 5

    On the side you can see i've moved the lines, you don't have to do it the same as I did, you're welcome to play around til the image suits your personal taste.
    But in this instance this is how I did it.
    And already you can see the dramatic change it has made to the image.

  6. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 6 6

    This step is optional, this is just something i personally like to do with some of my black and white images.

    Go to Filter > Distort > Lens Correction.




  7. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 7 7

    Where the red line is where i played around, you can again like i said move this bar to what suits your personal taste, this tool gives a dark edge around your image, and makes the subject in the middle stand out more.

  8. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 8 8

    This is what the image looks like with the dark edge.

  9. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 9 9

    This is something I do with some of my images, Canon cameras can sometimes produce unsharp images, so I like to sharpen up my image a bit, So i went to Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen

  10. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 10 10

    Where the red circle is where i moved the bar, now I only did 2.0 do not do it to intense you want your photo to look as natural and unphotoshopped as you can.

  11. How to make a photo manipulation. How To Create An Affect Black And White Image In Adobe Photoshop - Step 11 11

    And my final image! A more effective and dramatic and non ametuer black and white, this is how the professionals do it :)

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