Learn how to apply this abstract photo effect with Photoshop CS3. Your photos will have a high impact look and stronger focus.
Preview of Final Results
High Clarity Photoshop Tutorial
Open an image into Photoshop. This effect works best for portraits rather than landscapes.
First, to practice non-destructive editing, we’ll convert the layer to a Smart Object. Doing this will allow us to use Smart Filters that let you change the filter settings at any time.
Choose image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights. Adjust the Shadows slider to about 50% so that the shadows are more visible.
Now we are going to add a harsh lighting photo effect. In the Layers palette, click on the button then choose Black & White.
In the Black & White settings, click on Auto then click OK.