Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Hand-painting an image, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
It might seem a little bit silly to paint colors into an image you've converted to …black and white, rather than simply keeping the original colors intact. …But the effect can actually be quite nice and a lot of fun to create. …Allow me to show you what I mean. I'll start off by converting this image …to a black and white interpretation. At the bottom the Layers panel I'll click …on the Add Adjustment Layer button, and then choose Black and White from the …pop-up menu. I'll turn on the On Image Adjustment and …then I can click and drag left or right, to darken or lighten specific values in …the image based on their original color. So for example, to darken the sky, I can …click in the sky and then drag to the left to darken.…
I could easily drag to the right as well if I wanted to lightened the sky, but in …this case I think I'll darken it up a bit. …I can then click on additional areas of the image. …For example, the corn field in the background here, I can click and drag to …the left or right to darken or lighten. And the post for the basketball hoop …
- 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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