Tutorial: B&W Explained

29 11 2009

Mentioned in my previous post, I have created a tutorial (of sorts) to try and debunk or clear up the methods involved when giving a photo or footage a black and white treatment. I show you four commonly used methods that I strongly disagree with then show you 3 methods that give you more control and power by being able to retain all the colour information/data.

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A contemplation….

29 11 2009





Upcoming ‘Tutorial’ of sorts…B&W!!

26 11 2009

Across many forums I have constantly seen the use (or preaching the use of) desaturate or adjusting the saturation in Hue/Sat in order to get a B&W image. I have for sometime been banging on about why this is poor practise and with this ‘tutorial of sorts’ I will aim to show you every way of achieving a black and white effect as well as their pros and cons. I know many videos exist dealing with this exact point, however, I feel most focus on one or two effects and in the long run it adds to the confusion on what is a simple theory. The video should be out in a few days…. stay tuned!





Update

20 11 2009

Just a quick update to the “Photo Adjusting & Re-touching Service” that was released today.  In addition to providing you with the finished adjustment image I will also provide the Photoshop project file that I use for your image so you can reverse engineer my techniques and learn from them. If you so desire. All of this in 48 hours and for that insane price? What other excuse could you possibly need to purchase this service?





Find Ghost Digital on Facebook

20 11 2009

Today I also got Ghost Digital active on Facebook. I have added the button to the right hand side for future reference. I won’t make one for Twitter as I don’t follow that ‘Celebrity made fad’. And Ghost Digital on your Facebook, as I will often post tidbits that I won’t see a need for an entire post on here. Often I will find videos, images or articles that interest me or educated me further. I also will add small resources/quick tips for Facebook only. Eventually I will add them here also, however, be first and get the information on Facebook!





Photoshop Actions for Download

18 11 2009

As promised I have provided some Photoshop actions for download. These actions are purely to save time. Soon I will provide more actions for download, however, since I dealt with some of these of the new photo adjusting tutorial I thought these could be handy for you all.  Click HERE to download (2.21kb).





A Great Idea

14 11 2009

Over the years we have seen great ideas coming from websites. From AETUTS, offering money for your tutorials to Greyscalegorilla doing the 5 Second projects. Each have their merit and possibilities for those who decide to contribute. Today I saw a new “Great Idea” that could help someone along quite some…

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