Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a gradient map preset, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
The notion of creating a black and white interpretation of a color photo is …reasonably straight forward. We simply map luminous values to black …through white in order to create an image with a variety of shades of grey based …generally speaking on the original luminesce values in the image. …Of course we can also fine tune that interpretation. …Based on the original color values but in concept a black and white image is …relatively straight forward. We can also use that same basic concept …to create an interpretation of the photo that is considerably more dramatic and …that calls for using the gradient map adjustment layer.…
I'll get started by going to the bottom of Layers panel and clicking on the add …adjustment layer button, that's the half black half white circle icon and from the …pop up menu that appears I'll choose Gradient Map. …It's important to choose gradient map down toward the bottom of the menu. …Not gradient which is found up at the top of the menu. …When you choose Gradient Map you'll see that a Gradient Map Adjustment layer is …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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