Sensual Black N White Photo Effect

Introduction: Sensual Black N White Photo Effect

About: Hello! My name is Ivan, I'm graphic designer and my mission here is to present my project Creative Supplies Co. This project aims to develop textures, palettes, actions and templates which can help designers...

Hi! :)

Today we gonna make cool and very simple effect in Adobe Photoshop. Let's call it "Sensual Black n White Photo Effect", after few very simple steps you add great sensual atmsphere to your photos.

Sources for this lesson:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS 3+
  • I choose this photo, but you can take any photo which you like.
  • 10 minutes of free time :)

Let's start!

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Step 1: Opening Photo in PS

First of all - open your photo in Photoshop and check your background and foreground setting - it should be black and white.

Step 2: Black N White Effect

Now go to layer- new adjustment layer - gradient map.

Just after creating this new layer your photo will looks like image above

Step 3: Curves Correction

Now select your image and go to: image-adjustment-curves and change the value like on image above.

Step 4: Exposure Correction

Now it's time to show you the secret of vintage faded look! ;)

Select your image and go to: image-adjustments-exposure and change the values like on image above. (0.00/0.0400/1.0)

Now our photo looks pretty nice!

Step 5: Light Leaks Effect

Now go to layer- new fill layer- gradient. Change the color of gradient to feb057 and make the opacity like on image above. Change opacity of points 100% and 0%.

After this change the of gradient to 180.

Step 6: Photo Is Ready! :)

So, our photo effect is ready! Hope you like the result! :)

If you want more similar instant effects, check my effects set on creativemarket: Sensual Art

This effect set will help you to save you time (all effects works by one click) and add sensual atmosphere to your photos.

About me:

Iā€™m graphic designer from Saint-P, Russia. I have created several digital design stores providing photoshop tools and goodies for your projects. My main purpose is to make simplest way of creating digital artworks. With my tools you can add expressive enhancements and thoughtful touches to your design projects and save your time.

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