If you're developing gritty type photography, you might want to consider a bleach bypass effect. What happens is a black-and-white image is composited on top of the color image. This leads to an overall reduction in luminance and in saturation. In this video, learn how to create a bleach bypass effect in Adobe Photoshop.
- A very traditional technique…with black and white photography is a bleach bypass.…Now this technique really washes out the image…leaving a hint of color…and it tends to leave a bleached image…that has brighter areas and really dark areas.…Now the hint of color is usually quite subtle,…so it's not a true black and white photograph,…but it is similar and it's gonna use…the Black & White adjustment layer.…Let me show you how to create it.…Let's take a look at a bleach bypass effect.…This is an effect that essentially combines…a black and white image with a color image…and it usually has reduced chroma and increased contrast.…
Now in this case there's a couple of changes happening.…If we take a look at the original photo…it's a really strong, bright image at sunset…along the coast of Italy.…And what I first applied was a Vibrance adjustment layer…here to make a little bit of changes.…You see it tones down the color in the sky.…And then the Black & White adjustment comes in…and gets quite strong,…but what's happening here is we're using a mode…
- Adjustment layer basics
- Improving color and contrast with Auto Curves and Auto Levels
- Creating custom black-and-white effects
- Using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to recolor artwork
- Expert color grading with color lookup tables
- Using gradient maps
- Making nondestructive adjustments with Smart Objects and stack modes
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop: Filters for Photographywith Chris Orwig1h 36m Advanced
1. Adjustment Layer Essentials
2. The Hidden Power of Auto
3. Beyond Black and White
5. Expert Color Grading with Color Lookup Tables
6. Gradient Maps
7. Smart Objects
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