Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying a Gradient Map adjustment, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
I often teach photographers how to use the Gradient Map adjustment, to create a …unique black and white interpretation of an image with tremendous flexibility and control. …However, it's also possible to employ color within the Gradient Map adjustment, …enabling you to produce a variety of creative looks for an image. …In this lesson, I'll show you how it's done. …The first step is to add a Gradient Map Adjustment. …So at the bottom of the Layer's panel, I'll click on the Add Adjustment Layer …button, and then choose Gradient Map from near the bottom of the list.…
It's important to note that we're using the Gradient Map Adjustment, not the …Gradient Adjustment found here near the top of the list. …So I'll click on Gradient Map, and as you can see the default gradient gives me a …gray scale image that transitions from black to white, but there are much more …creative possibilities. If I click on the Pop Up for the …gradient, you'll see that there are a variety of presets I can choose from. …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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