The following are just a few of the special effects you can do in Photoshop.
Black and White
Everyone loves black and white photography. In the past you had to use separate film if you wanted black and white images. In digital photography all images are typically photographed in color and the converted to black and white on the computer. This means that you can experiment by turning your photos to black and white.
Transform your photos into works of art using sepia coloring.
Color/Black and White Mix
Mixing black and white with color has become a popular effect among wedding and artistic photographers. Typically, most of the image will be black and white while only certain objects in the image are in color. This can create a striking effect. You can easily learn this technique in Photoshop and amaze your family and friends with your photo creations.
This is an excellent effect to use on text, logos, and graphic art.
It is easy with Photoshop to create a custom watermark on your photos.
Soft focus is a popular effect used by professional photographers for years to enhance portraiture.
Blur the Background
Pictures of people and other objects will really stand out when the background is blurry. Photoshop allows you to only blur certain areas of the image while leaving other areas in perfect focus.
There are unlimited ways you can put frames around your photos in Photoshop.
Vignette is a popular effect that involves a soft fade, usually in oval shape, where the photograph is light in center and fades gradually into the background where it gets darker.
By adjusting the saturation you can turn an otherwise dull photograph into a masterpiece of vibrant color. You can even work with particular color channels while leaving others alone.
As you learn Photoshop and start experimenting with adding special effects to your photos you will learn many more techniques as well as different ways to achieve the same effects.
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