How to Use a gradient map preset Photoshop


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Using a gradient map preset

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. Wh...

Using a gradient map preset
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Using a gradient map preset provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Creative Effects and Filters

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