Creating a pencil posterization effect


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Creating a pencil posterization effect

I used to make jokes about the posterization effect you can achieve with the pencil feature in the curves adjustment. But then, I realized that every time I would make those jokes, at least a few folks in the audience articulated that they actually liked the effect. And I thought I was the only one who thought it was cool. It was then that I realized that such an extreme adjustment can actually be very effective in producing a creative image. Let's see how it's done. After adding a curves adjustment layer, you'll want to chose the pencil tool on the adjustments panel. Then simply draw a zig-zag curve.

If you use relatively small strokes, the effect will be relatively modest. What you're doing is increasing contrast in certain ranges of the image. And inverting colors in other areas of the image. The effect will be a posterized effect with some interesting color shifts. Of course here, I've drawn a very small zig zag pattern, and so the effect is hardly ...

Creating a pencil posterization effect
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Creating a pencil posterization effect provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Curves Workshop

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