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Photoshop Finishing Touches by Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals Senior Developer, Dave Cross

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Technique #37. Gritty Extremecontrast Effect—Version 2

This version of the high-contrast/gritty look relies on using one or more channels to give us a head start.

key concepts:

blend modes

filters

Here’s the original photo.

Step One.
In the Channels palette (nested behind the Layers palette by default), look at the Red, Green, and Blue channels to find the one that has the most contrast in the key area of the photo (in this case, I’m looking ...

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