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Creating Different Photoshop Filter Looks

Lesson 8 of 11

Graphic Effects in Photoshop

 

Creating Different Photoshop Filter Looks

Lesson 8 of 11

Graphic Effects in Photoshop

 

Lesson Info

Graphic Effects in Photoshop

Now I would like to get something where the color in the image looks different. So we're going for a little bit more of a graphic effect here. I want us to look more like a vintage photograph so the colors might be a little more faded in just less saturated in such and so let's see what we could do. I'm gonna first take all the color out, and I'll take all the color out by doing an adjustment layer that's called black and white. And when you're in black and white, there's this little hand icon over here. You could click on it, and then you can click on your picture in drag to control how brighter dark particular areas are. So if I want the plane to be bright in the sky to be dark, as long as they were different colors, you could come in here in fine tune that do a relatively dark plane. Then, after doing a black and white adjustment layer, I want to add color back in, and I don't want to paint it in some too lazy for that, so I'm gonna do it based on the color in the original picture, ...

so we'll click on the layer that has the original type Command J to duplicate it. And I'll put that up on top. Then I'm gonna change the blending mode if I change the bunny Moto overlay. Now we have a slightly different look. If you want to compare that to the original, I'll hide the two layers that are underneath it, so you'll concede the original and then I'll turn those two back on. We can experiment with different choices. We have soft light, which Simmie looks more like a vintage look because the colors are more muted. But back in old photos, especially when they had that colorize them by hand like they start out with black and white. They wanted color photos, but they didn't have the technology up, so they just painted it in. Oftentimes they use something like a Q tip to painted in. The colors were not precisely aligned with all the objects that are in there, so, you know, already get a feeling a little bit like that. I'm gonna blur this, so I'm just gonna use Ghazi and Blur. Bring that up. Just make it so doesn't feel too glowy, but just a hint of it. So now if I had the top two layers, here's our original color, and here's what we've done. We took the color out to begin with, and then we put it back in using this layer. Now, if that layer caused the dark part of the image to become too dark, I wonder if you'd be able to figure out how to prevent the dark part of this layer from showing up. Might you double click on the empty part of the right? Might you say Make the dark stuff disappear It might you make it fade out nicely, so therefore you wouldn't have it affect the darker is, but I didn't mind it. It's much in the dark. So anyway, that's the one method for getting the colors to look different. You take the color out first you put it back in, but not straight up. Back in straight up. Back in would mean you would change the blending mode of the top layer to a choice called color color of mean. Use the color from here, but when you use something like soft light or one of the other blending modes, you'll get quite different results. All right, let's try some other stuff from You need to go in here and let's go back to the pic of me cause it's just the best picture I have here. And I want to create a graphic look more like the look of a comic book, or at least the essence of look of a comic. And let's see what we could accomplish. There's a filter in Photoshop that is called I think it's under pixel eight color half tone in with color half tone. It doesn't have a preview. These numbers that have say, C m y que just have some default numbers. In the main setting up here is something called the Radius. If I have the radius low, apply it with 10. Then I get this look where it turns my image into what's known as 1/2 tone was made out of circles in the circles air small I'll choose undo if I go back into the filter and I type in a high number. We were at 10 before this tunnel type in 25 or 250 look OK. The circles are bigger, so the radius just means how big of circles are you using? So when she decide how big a circles you'd like to use to get a graphic look, the problem is all of those circles are very distinct colors there sigh in magenta, yellow and black and where the overlay their red, green and blue. And that's not what I want. I want the original color from that image. So what I could do is if this was a smart object, would be nice. If it would have been, then do you remember where it would have had the name of the filter listed right below it? In on the right side, there were two little lines, like a double click on where I could go in and change things. If you forget to use a smart object and you last thing you did was apply a filter directly to a layer, you could instead go appear to edit and choose fade. These give you the same two choices that we had earlier when I double clicked to the right of the name of a filter. Ah, that was attached to a smart object. What I would do here is I was simply changed this toe luminosity is, say, only used the brightness. That means use the color from the original image and only use the brightness from this. So now this I would usually apply with different settings where I would probably apply this kind of a setting to the background of the image. And then, if I apply it on a duplicate with a lower radius setting means smaller circles. You can see more distinct detail in the image, and I could get that to a B just on my face. Then I could mask the two to control how much of it I get or I really like using this particular look when I have more of a graphic. If I have a logo, or if I had some text and I wanted to just look different in the fill for it, then I can apply this kind of a look. The main thing is, we're trying to get the color from the original image into something that doesn't usually give it to us. And so that's when if we had a smart object, we would double click near the right side of the name of the filter. Would be sitting right below the name of the layer and we get the same settings that we got when I went up here and chose Fade and I was end up using ah luminosity mode.

Class Description


Make the most of Photoshop's diverse color filter menu! In this session, you'll learn to combine filters with blending modes, smart objects, and blending sliders to produce unique results. Create a workflow for your complex effects, and apply them to your images without having to repeat the many steps needed to duplicate them.  


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

Reviews

lynny
 

Wow! Very impressed with Ben's course. I've played with filters for a long time, but I still learned a lot. I'm very glad I stopped in for this refresher, and I plan to buy it so I can be inspired by his creative uses of filters.

Carolyn Whiteside
 

Amazing presentation; organized; clear explanation of issues; easily understood; helpful!!

Lina
 

Good for beginners :-)