May 26, 2022

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Editing Photography, Videos and 3D by Rich the Renegade

The “Gradient Formula” for Dramatic Black & Whites! – Photoshop Tutorial

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Make Amazingly Dramatic Black and White Conversions Using the Power of Gradient Maps in Photoshop! In this lesson, we will learn how to precisely control the black and white levels across the entire luminosity range of your photo with Gradient Maps. Besides, we will explore several essential tricks along the way to add more drama and dimension. Right from "2-Slider Camera Raw Trick" to controlling the luminosity of every color and even blending the image with a black background, we have lots of fun things to learn. I hope you enjoy this video; thank you so much for watching 🙂

► TIMESTAMPS:
00:00 Creating B&W Images with Gradient Map
00:51 Comparison with Black and White Adjustment Layer
01:16 Advanced Gradient Controls
02:54 Color Control Trick
04:07 Another Example
04:47 Don’t Forget to Fix the Eyes!
05:34 Black Background & Blending
06:55 Fixing the Beard Hair Mask
07:24 Camera Raw Techniques
09:21 Outro and Summary

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