What is your favourite trick?

Started Aug 19, 2004 | Discussions thread
thomas1973 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,477
Quick B&W contrast tip

A quick one I often use for adding contrast to a flat looking B&W, is just to copy the background image to a new layer, and change layer blend mode to "soft light". Bring down opacity to taste. I'm often pleasantly surprised by results of this easy trick.

For special subjects, hard light can be used, but it gives a very, eh, hard effect... I used that on some shots I took in Auschwitz last year, it made them more raw looking, and suited the uneasy feel of the KZ camp.

Thomas.

French connection wrote:

Hello all!
What is your favourite ttrick to enhance pics in one or two (max
3steps) in PS?

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