Anaglyph Effect Part 1

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The Anaglyph is a fun and easy effect to create in Photoshop. In this tutorial we’re going to create this effect and experiment with it. This effect is applicable to photos and drawings.

The Anaglyph Effect.

The creation of the Anaglyph Effect in Photoshop is quite simple and can be done in two different ways:

First way:

  • Duplicate your photo 2 times:
    • Name the top duplicate ‘Blue‘ and the second ‘Red
  • Select the Blue layer and go to Layer Style and Blending Option: uncheck the Red channel.
    • Move this layer to the right (I did 10 times)
  • Select the Red layer and uncheck the Green channel this time.
    • Move this layer to the left (same amount as the Blue layer)

Second way:

  • Duplicate the photo 1 time:
  • Go to Layer Style and Blending Options: unchech both the blue and green channels. So now you have a red copy of yout photo.
  • Move this duplicate to the left (the more stept you move the photo, the stronger the effect gets)

This is now your basic Anaglyph Effect.

Extra Effect: Noise

A fun extra effect to apply on top of the Anaglyph is a Noise layer:

  • Create a new layer
  • Fill the layer with black
  • Go to Effect: Noise: Add Noise:
    • set the effect on: 102%, Gaussian and Monochromatic
  • Set the Blending Mode to Screen and around 20% opacity.

You can create this effect with a black-white photo. Make sure the Mode is RGB.


Retro Camera

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This quick effect gives the photo a retro feeling.

Step 1: Color Balance.

Set the Color Balance to, without light intensity:

  • Shadows: Cyan-Red: + 49, Magenta-Green: -21, Yellow-Blue: -18
  • Midtones: Cyan-Red: + 19, Magenta-Green: 0, Yellow-Blue: 0
  • Highlights: Cyan-Red: + 45, Magenta-Green: + 8, Yellow-Blue: + 29

Step 2: Gradient fill.

Color: ff0000 (red) to Transparent

Set the Bleding Mode to Screen and the Opacity to around 35%

Step 3: Levels.

Set the Levels to:

Set the Opacity to around 50%

Schindler: Make One Color Pop

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Making one color stand out can be done in different ways in Photoshop. The simplest way is with two Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layers on top of each other.

Step 1: First Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer.

All shades, except red: set the saturation to -100

Step 2: Second Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer.

Set all shades to -100 saturation in one go.

Step 3: Paint.

Now paint on the layer mask of the 2nd Saturation, with a black brush, which must retain its color.

For this effect if you use another photo, you’ll have to paint on the layer mask again.

Step 4: Finishing Touch.

Set the Levels to:


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This effect makes the photo cooler, with a blue feeling. Make sure you don’t use a photo with a lot of blue, use more contrasting colors. Again, make sure you use Adjustment Layers, so that you can apply the effect fast and easy on more photo’s.

Step 1: Levels.

Set the levels like this:

Step 2: Color Balance.

Set the Color Balance to this:

  • Shadows: Cyan-Red: -25, Yellow-Blue: + 23
  • Highlights: Cyan-Red: + 16, Yellow-Blue: -16

Step 3: Color Fill.

Use the color: #2284dc (C 78, M 43, Y 0, K 0) = Bright blue.

  • Set the Blending Mode to Soft light
  • Set the Opacity to around 80%

Quick Photo Effect: Red Haze

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With this effect you can enhance your photo by giving them a red glow appearance, it gives the photo a warm(er) feeling. Use Adjustment Layers for this effect so you can replace the photo to recreate the effect on other of your photos.

Step 1: Curves Adjustment Layer.

Set the curves like this:

Step 2: Levels Adjusment Layer.

Set the Levels like this:

You can change the photo to apply the effect on anyphoto:

Quick Photo effect: Forest Light.

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With this effect you can enhance your photo by giving them a Lime green glow appearance. Use Adjustment Layers for this effect so you can replace the photo to recreate the effect on other of your photos.

Step 1: Full Color Adjustment Layer.

Original photo.

Color: Lime green (#91e0a9). Set the blend mode for this layer on Soft light.

Step 2: Levels Adjustment Layer.

Set the levels on: 36/1,25/255.

Step 3: Color Balance Adjustment Layer.

Set the color balance on:

  • Shadows: +5, -21, +16
  • Midtones: -28, 0, +12
  • Highlights: +11, +8, -9

Keep the light intensity checked on.


Fast advertising image

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Today I’ll show you how to change a photo into an easy advertising image. We’ll combine two photos and work with text.

Step 1: Changing the photo.

The photo in its origial form is good but not interesting enough for an add. So we’ll add some texture and make it feel more like summer. To do this we have to choose a photo of a wall structure. Now we can combine the two photos:

Original Photo
  • Lay the wall structure over the photo and set the blend mode to Overlay.
  • So now we added more texture to the wall and floor. But, the model has the structure to. To change this we add a mask to the structure photo. Now paint with black over the model to remove the structure.
  • We’ll paint over the floor with a reduced opacity (grey) to make the structure in the floor more subtle.

Step 2: Text.

Photo Filter

Now we’ll add the text. The text for this example is quite simple: Discounts up to -50% on clothing and accessories. Choose a font that resembles brush strokes (like Flood), so it will seems like the text in painted on the wall. The color is a strong red (#d02626). Now, set the blend mode to Multiply. This will make the color a bit darker and the structure of the wall shines through; making it even more resembling a wall painted text.

Step 3: Finishing touch.

Camera Raw Artisitic

Now we’ll add a filter the combine every element into one coherent picture. The do this there are multiple options:

  • Photo Filter: set this adjustment layer on Warm Filter (81) en set the value to 31%.
  • Camera Raw: first combine the elements in one layer. Then go Filter -> Camera Raw -> Profile. Choose a new profile from the Artistic menu. I choose Artistic 02.

Now you have an easy and quick to make advertising image.

Simple Comic Book Effect

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Simple comic book effect.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a simple comic book drawing effect. You can take any photo you like. It will work on almost every photo.

Photo before.

Step 1: The photo.

Duplicate your photo (ctrl+j) then convert it to a smart object. When you do this you can alter the effect on the photo. Now go to Image -> Adjustments -> Shadow/highlights. Use the standard settings. Remeber you can alter the settings afterwarts, because you converted the photo in a smart object.

Step 2: Stack of effects.

Now we can begin to create the comic book effect. with the following filters:

  1. Stylize -> Oil Paint. With these settings: stylization 2, cleanliness 10. The rest is standard setting.
  2. Filter Gallery -> Poster Edges. Settings: thickness 0, intensity 1, limitation 6. Then adjust the effect to: oppacity 60%, blend mode: normal.
  3. Noise -> Reduce Noise: strenght 10, the rest of the setting 0.
  4. Sharpen -> Unsharp Mask. Settings: quantity 70, radius 4 px, threshold 0.
  5. Blur -> Smart Blur. Radius 4, threshold 25, Quality: low, mode: normal.
  6. Filter Gallery -> Cutout. Levels 4, edges 4, precision 2. Then adjust the effect to opacity 50% and blend mode to Soft light.

So this will create a simple comic book effect. You can play with the settings of the effects to increase or decrease the effect if you want a more subtle of stronger effect.


Vintage photo effect in Photoshop

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Today I’ll show you how to create an easy vintage effect. Remember to use non-destructive adjustment layers so that your photo stayed in tact and you can add another photo to recreate the effect.

Step 1: Adding Adjustment layers on Photo.

  1. Black-White. The values for this photo are: Red: 34, Yellow: 57, Green: 77, Cyan: 206, Blue: -116, Magenta: 263.
  2. Hue/Saturation: set it on colorize and the values for Hue: 35, Saturation: 20 and Lightness: -11. Set the blend mode to Soft light.
  3. Curves: give the photo more contrast with the curve. Play with it until it looks good for you.

Step 2: Second layer as border.

Create a new layer (transparent) and take your brush. I used a brush set that makes it look like paintbrushes. The opacity of every stroke is different. Make sure you don’t paint away to mush of the subject, stay in the border . Set the blend mode of this layer to Overlay.

Step 3: Adding texture.

The texture I chose for this effect are film grain and dust. The textures are black with white dust and grain. I used two textures, the blend mode for the two textures are Screen and set the opacity for the first one around 65-70% and for the second around 80%.

And you’re done!

Other example:

Tintype effect in Photoshop

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Let’s recreate a tintype photograph in Photoshop. This effect works best on portraits, as I have discovered myself. Tintype photography saw it’s peak between the 1860s and 1870s and a lesser use in the 20th century. Today it’s a novelty and fine art form. I’m using Photoshop CC 2019. Remember to use adjustment layers so your photo stays in tact and can be replaced by another photo.

Step 1: Adjustment layers: Gradient map.

The colors for the gradient map are: 1f1c17 to a49e91

Step 2: Curves adjustment layer.

Add a new adjustment layer for curves under the gradient map. This is so that only the photo changes. The values are different for each photo. Make sure that you increase the contrast and make it darker overall.

Step 3: Add texture.

For this I’m using a old paper texture. Put the texture under the adjustment layers and above the photo. Set the blend mode to Soft light. This will lighter the photo and give it a nice texture.

Step 4: Finishing touches.

The photo is looking pretty good so far. Now let us bring back some contrast. Create a new layer and set it to Soft light for blend mode and fill it with a 50% grey. Now you can paint with black and white on this layer. White will lighten and black will darken.