Thursday, 27 March 2014

Creative Black and White Images

Whether it be text or another element, I love playing with this negative / positive effect in an image. 
I think it works best with a clean looking image but it is worth trying even with a black and white photograph.

Here is an ultra easy method.
Demonstrated in PSP 9.

Select your image and size as you wish ..whether black on white or white on black.

Select the area which you wish to colour I used the circular selection tool.
Make sure you have NO feather and anti alias is checked.

Promote selection to layer [not absolutely necessary but I like having it on a separate layer.]

Now go to Adjust>Colour Balance> negative image.
[In later versions of PSP you will find it under Image>negative image]

Select none and save your image. :)
If you don't like the effect on the area that you have selected it is a simple matter of deleting that top layer and starting again.

Frame it if you wish and stand back and admire your handiwork!


Comments welcome :)



Flamincatdesigns said...

Thanks for this tut, I found your blogs last night and you have a lot of great tuts. This one was quite easy but makes a great effect.

Flamincatdesigns said...

Thanks for the tut, this was very easy and a nice effect. I found your blogs last night, you have a lot of great tuts.