Chapter 4. Special Effects

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In this chapter I share some special effects that I regularly use in my own pictures.

I’m often asked how I create these effects and whether they come from using third-party plug-ins. The great thing is that they’re all created within Photoshop, and each one is quick and easy to produce.

Over the next few pages I’ll show you techniques I use for turning day into night, creating a cartoon/painterly effect, and making your own dust, debris, snow, and rain brushes. Plus, I show a quick and easy black and white conversion technique, and how to fake the wet look.

Turning Day into Night

Techniques for turning a day scene ...

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