For this photo, the colour is a bit off and too bright. So this I’ve decided for this photograph I want to transform it into black and white. Editing photos black and white is my favourite adjustment. It can change a photo completely.
First of all you need to click onto Image > Adjustments > Black & White.
Image > Adjustments > Black & White
There a box will appear, all you have to do is click okay. then the photo will transform black and white.
As can see the image is a soft black and white, therefore to intensify the image I have used brightness/contrast and levels to do so. By changing the input and output levels you can make the image more intense and whole lot more interesting.
Here you can see the input and output levels on the levels tool.
Initially looking at this photo it is quite dry and not very interesting like a close up photo is intended. Therefore I’m going to use editing tools that will enhance and make this photo more vibrant rather than greyish and dull. I will be in particular brighten up the moss in the photo to add a bit of colour.
This is another photo that I have picked out as one of my favourite photos taken. I have used Adobe Photoshop CS6 to edit.
The first adjustment I made was changing the levels, I used the sliders to push more light into the photo.
This toolbar is located above the layers.
The next adjustment I used was the brightness contrast tool to brighten up the light that I had added into the photo, this was to try make the photo seem less dark and grey.
Finally as previously mentioned I wanted add some colour to this photo, to do this I would need to enhance the colour green (the moss) on the wood. To do this I used the vibrance tool.
This is the vibrance tool.
Here is the final image.
You can clearly see the difference the different adjustments have made.
Continue to see the editing process of my third photo.
For this chapter I will be editing my favourite photo from the photoshoot. I edit my photos using Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast
The first tool that I used was the level tool, I wanted to make the photo look darker to give it a bit of a scary and stormy feel to it. Therefore I pushed the light out of the photo. To further darken and control the image I used the Brightness/Contrast tool.
Here is the result
Looking at the image its clear to see that the image is too dark at the bottom, therefore I made the decision to brighten the photo up by purposely making the houses lighter. To do so I had to cut out the houses and copy them onto another layer so I could change them separately. For me to do so I had to use the Polygonal Lasso Tool. Here I could precisely cut out the buildings and copy and paste them into a new layer.
In this screenshot you can see that the lasso tool is selected and I’ve cut out the buildings as planned.
I then selected the new layer, labelled ‘buildings’. To brighten them up again I used a combination of levels and brightness/contrast.
Here is the final result
To demonstrate the transition of the photo I here is a short clip to show the changes.