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Welcome to Reweis Studio

People often wonder how businesses become truly successful. There are several elements that create success in business. One element is a one of a kind brand identity and another is quality advertising. Brand identity can distinguish you from your competitor and quality advertising can drive your business and grow a larger client database.

A strong logo and website can be the needed edge to push your company to its fullest potential. When you team a strong brand identity with an advertising campaign you are sure to boost awareness of your company and create additional traffic, whether it be on foot or online. Quality graphic design is the hidden reason for the success of many companies and the downfall of companies that do not take advantage of the experience and expertise of a graphic designer.

Reweis Studio is a key resource for logo design, letterhead and business card design, print and web advertising, annual reports, web design, and much more.

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The Best Ways To Make Your Photos Black & White

If you have an interest in Photography chances are one day you’ll want to convert one of your images to black and white to achieve that atmospheric and intense look. The actual process can be as easy as clicking a button, but what are the best ways to make your photos black and white in Photoshop? In this post I’ll cover some of the popular techniques and describe which methods give the best results.

How NOT to convert your images to black & white

First, let’s take a look at some of the common mistakes people make when trying to turn their photos to black and white.

Desaturate

Photoshop Desaturate adjustment layer

Image > Adjustments > Desaturate or sliding the Saturation level to zero in the Hue/Saturation options are two methods that quickly achieve a black and white effect, but this method is far from ideal. Desaturating an image simply removes the colour, but isn’t that what we want? Well, not really! A photograph is made up of various tones. When you desaturate an image it removes all the colour information and makes all areas of the image that are the same brightness or contrast the same shade of grey. This results in a flat and washed out looking image.

Grayscale

Changing an image to Grayscale in Photoshop

Another quick and dirty method to converting an image to black and white is to change the image mode to Greyscale. This yields similar results to Desaturation, where the image is left flat with low contrast. Photoshop even warns you when attempting this and recommends you use the Black & White conversion for more control.

The best ways to convert your images to black & white

So, we’ve covered what not to do, now let’s take a look at some techniques that will leave your photos looking great.

Channel Mixer

Photoshop Channel Mixer adjustment layer

The classic Photoshop black and white conversion technique is to play around with the Channel Mixer. These days the Channel Mixer can be found as an Adjustment Layer as well as under the adjustment menu, which helps keep this conversion non-destructive. The previous methods above discarded the colour information, but with the channel mixer you can finely control the tonal range of your image. Check the Monochrome option then move the Red, Green and Blue sliders to suit. Keep an eye on the total levels though, if you exceed 100% it means you’re blowing out some of the whites.

Black and White

Photoshop Black and White adjustment layer

Introduced back in Photoshop CS3, the Black and White adjustment (and adjustment layer) is a tool based on the old Channel Mixer method, but with a few more options. The Black and White adjustment layer gives you all the same channel controls as the Channel Mixer, but also allows you to add a tint for a cool sepia effect or cold horror movie tones. The Black and White adjustment layer also provides some default settings such as High Contrast Blue Filter, which can give you a head start when creating those intense black & white images.

Gradient Map

Photoshop Gradient Map adjustment layer

If you’re wanting to quickly make your images black and white, but don’t want to faff around with loads of fiddly slider controls you might want to try out the Gradient Map. The Gradient Map doesn’t remove any colour information, it just replaces it with a colour value from your chosen range. So if you select a black to white gradient the Gradient Map will swap the original colours for a grey tone of the same brightness, which helps maintain the overall contrast of your image. What’s more, you don’t have to stick with pure black or white, choose a dark blue and a creamy white for some cool vintage style film effects.

 
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45 Creative Uses of Typography in Web Design

Typography is an important and crucial part of any web design. For this reason, almost every designer pays lots of attention to the use of typography. In this round-up, we are showcasing some excellent examples of typography in web design.

The latest trend in web typography is to employ bigger fonts that grab the attention of the viewers. Applying big typographic elements helps visitors in paying attention to the main element of the design.

Now, we shall take a look at some great examples of websites that demonstrate effective use of typography in their design. Enjoy!

 
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25 Fabulous Photoshop CS6 Tutorials

Photoshop has the ability of transforming a very ordinary picture into a masterpiece. It provides you with such features and options that enable you to edit and create surreal and artistic photos. Using Photoshop you can let your creativity show in the photos. Interesting photos are always attention grabbing and everyone is attracted to them.

So if you wish to learn how you too can create amazing pieces of beautiful art using Photoshop, then you are at the right place as today we have a list of 25 Fabulous Photoshop Tutorials. Use these tutorials to make great stuff and then impress people with your skills. Both professional and amateur graphic artists and even people with very little knowledge of Photoshop would find these tutorials helpful as they are very detailed and easy to understand.

So check out these tutorials, get inspired and enhance your Photoshop skills! Here we go..

 

 

 
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35 Amazing Ads Created In Photoshop

For your creative inspiration:

Photoshop is an excellent tool for the design of the ads displaying a lot of creativity. If you take a closer look at the billboards around us, some of these ads are actually quite unique and interesting. It is the creation in advertising that really impresses the public, designed by the talented people who master the ultimate tool of Photoshop creativity.

The following 35 creative and attractive photo shopped ads are collected from Creative AD Awards, which is an online collection of new ads featured by most creative ads of the world.

Enjoy it and feel the surprise that the creation brings you!

These 35 creative and attractive ads were collected from the Creative AD Awards. There are some great ones here for your inspiration. Enjoy!

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50 Best Time Magazine Covers

Seems accurate. Not much has changed since 1952 eh? lol

50 Best Time Magazine Covers

 
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