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    Black and white photo effects: how Camera Raw can make pro-quality mono

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 30/10/2012 02:00am
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    Custom black and white photo effects for portraits

     

    Our image as it originally appeared

    Our image as it originally appeared

    Dragging a slider to the right lightens the grayscale tones. For light skin, to set Reds to +20 and Oranges to +30. You can use the sliders to adjust background colours so the focus stays on the subject.

    We don’t have many background tones to work with here, but for other shots you can mute background tones, or increase contrast between subject and background in particular areas.

    Custom black and white photo effects for portraits

    Returning to the Basic tab for this portrait, we increased Fill Light to 75 and Blacks to 45: this clips shadows and brings out detail in the face. Increasing Clarity further enhances the fine detail.

    PAGE 1: Using the Camera Raw basic tab
    PAGE 2: Custom black and white photo effects for portraits
    PAGE 3: Custom black and white photo effects for landscapes
    PAGE 4: Custom black and white photo effects for coastal shots
    PAGE 5: Common questions about black and white photo effects in Adobe Camera Raw

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    Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 2:00 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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