SILOUHETTING, TRI-TONES & HALF TONES

Photoshop

SILOUHETTING

Means to "CUT SOMETHING OUT". The ways are:

1. With a mask - a mask IS a channel.
More or less information can be allowed to be SEEN thru the mask by simply painting black or white.

2. With a path - Path can be saved in the PATH panel and you can copy paths from Illustrator to photoshop. It's also particularly great for any kind of circle or oval

WORST way is to erase. It's so "student-y" It's bad because it not clean. And once something is erased you can't bring it back (other than with the History pane - sometimes).

TRITONES
Best to flatten your layers.
Then convert into grayscale. Use your levels to get the best distribution of those grays. Now think of what color would be best for your shadow

face
duotone

HALFTONES

Your image is in rgb, go to Hue/Saturation, Bring saturation way down so image is now in gray scale Go to filters > pixelate> Color halftone >

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