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High Contrast Black n' White by photo-class High Contrast Black n' White by photo-class
Ever wanted to know how to make rich, powerful photographs with strong contrast?
Look no further. In this tutorial you will find a very easy, quick and effective three-step tutorial on how to bring those black&whites to life.
Though explained using Adobe® Photoshop®, the technique will work in any of the popular image editing programs.

Author: :iconin-apt: `In-Apt

Comments, critiques, corrections and questions are very much welcome! :)
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ABergstrom Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for this, I am going to have to try it sometime soon!
kutezilla Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sallyftnbc Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
great tutorial think you loads for this
ReachingFlames Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I will add it to favs because I have to try your way of converting. You can find the way I do it in my portrait folder :)
souramagazine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Hi Pedro,

I'm Marwa Abou Naja, the Creative Director of Soura Magazine, the only photography magazine from the Middle East to the world.

First of all, thank you very much for posting the tutorial above of which I personally consider it very essential to know about. Thereby, we would like to offer you this opportunity in highlighting your tutorial in our publication since we are now working in a special edition for Black and White photography.

Please take a look at our website [link] to know more about our publication.

In case of affirmative, please reply to my email

We're really looking forward to your cooperation and we'll be waiting to receiving your reply at the earliest.

Kind regards,
Marwa Abou Naja
kingkong83 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
TROXDFOX Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
tnx so much really learn a lot from photoclass

more power guys......
muazsm Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
absolutely amazing ... Thank you so much for helping fellow deviants ... Simply breathtaking stuff !!!!
JWalkerimages Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, fave.
Ahhhh-robot-bees Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Great tutorial,

Thanks a lot. :)
TheFulkrum Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Thank you for this. And it's refreshing to read an articulate tutorial that also has a lot of visual aid.

Fav'ed collected and the rest. :thumbsup:
DanielRock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you man, it's very useful tut
DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
The channel mixer is actually the most noisy method mentioned here. I prefer using curves for almost noise-free postprocessing.
levita Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Simple and effective!!! Good one
wla91 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really niice :D

tybcorp Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very useful tutorial! Thank you!
Swedey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :) this really helps :D
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   Photographer
WOW thank you very much for this tutorial, it's greatly appreciated! Please take a look at this [link] this I did using your tutorial! Please tell me what you think!
endscape Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you really have an interesting dA.. I love it!
KhalllodY Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
man, you rock !
Caila Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh great! I was looking for some tips on the BnW photography especially the high contrast, and this just fits my feet.

Thanks for the sharing. :heart:
BirDuZz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
great tutorial! thanks alot :#1:

Poramor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Thank u so much for this great tuto :D
RomanticDevil Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007   Photographer
Niceeeeeeee.........very helpful... :+favlove:
stefer23 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
I love this tutorial! It really helped me "shed some light" on my older photos. :D
Now if only I could get the printer to print my photo straight. :lmao:
cairnthecrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Useful tips! I had been wondering how to achieve that effect :) Thanks for sharing these.
grombolia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007   Digital Artist
thanks for this, it will come in handy some time!
kraxytom Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
dradeb Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
thx a looooooooooooot
joiyua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Student General Artist
very useful, thanks :)
Aniskadis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007   Interface Designer
amazing, thanks for your time, just what i was looking for!
jamesilluminare Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very helpful.
vaoni-adolpha Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
this is such a good tutorial! you rock!!
widevision Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
men your a genie!
FourSymbols Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Very useful. Unfortunately some of the older links do not work.
niimo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I have never used these techniques before, only the channel mixer, very interesting tutorial and insightful little nuggets throughout!
HedgePole Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
Pity its not real text.
In-Apt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Why do you say that? :)
Dan0r Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
It was very helpfully. Thanks
Tessica1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005
excellent tutorial!
echomrg Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i used this tutorial with one of my last pictures, here [link]
it really did the trick! :nod:

thanks for posting!!!
xiaoqizhu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
Oh... this was very helpful. I've always wondered how to make black and white pictures in photoshop. ^^
six-nightmares Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
very helpful... i'll try some of these techniques out later tonight :) thanks!
xta Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Thank you for taking the time to write it.
vanilla-chan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
this is so helpful, i love it
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
u forgot to precise for photoshop users : when you make a "desaturation" then go to edit > fade desaturation and select either color, saturation or hue : the result is more vivid and less noisy sometimes, and you'll keep the light of the original rgb. otherwise, excellent techniques ! ;)
subcoolandice Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
thanks a lot
LaUnderMort Featured By Owner May 31, 2005   Photographer
Where can I find the burn and dodge tools?!
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