Fine Art Architecture Processing in Photoshop




In this video tutorial we’ll look at creating dramatic, contrasty, fine art black and white architecture images using Adobe Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex. Having Nik Silver Efex isn’t necessary as the bulk of our work revolves around Photoshop, but I cover it here because I consider it to be the best tool for creating black and white images. We’ll be talking about what to emphasize in your image and how to emphasize it along with swapping out skies and working very selectively with curves and channels based selections.

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17 Comments

  1. David Dedwylder
    July 8, 2013
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    made my brain hurt, good info super fast and advanced

  2. Kai Süselbeck
    July 25, 2013
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    Great! Little toooo fast 😉

  3. silgarcia0
    August 3, 2013
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    It looks great, to bad is toooo fast, so I can't catch up. Basically I saw you doing it, but not teaching it!

  4. Marco Ruschkowski
    September 7, 2013
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    Sorry I can´t agree. The "speed" was right on point.

  5. Gen Vagula
    October 26, 2013
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    Thanks for videos. Amazing channel. My favorite now 🙂 And about the speed – Perfect ! I hate slow explanations. Yours is very good. Keep up the good work and thanks again 🙂

  6. Michael Woloszynowicz
    October 26, 2013
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    Thanks for the kind words. With the speed you can never win. Some people want it fast, some people want it slow. Glad it works for you.

  7. Grummler74
    February 23, 2014
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    Nice tutorial, bit you spoke too fast.
    It´s like a gatling gun, it´s very difficult to follow you

  8. A Rafay
    September 1, 2014
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    going like bullet not proper tutorial not understanding 

  9. Ania Jam
    October 16, 2014
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    to fast , you  have to concentarte of  understandig words   not the ideas.  after 2 minutes  i got  tired- no thank you. And  not only   speed is disturbing , just talkin to much  

  10. Baxtorzockt
    November 14, 2014
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    u talk to fast 

  11. Raoul Duke
    November 20, 2014
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    Way too fast… Too much useless talking and not enough useful info, and you are just moving and talking too fast.

    Don't take me wrong, I am grateful you are doing tutorials, but the way you talk makes my head hurt.  Relax man 🙂

  12. Michal Baginski
    November 27, 2014
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    Michael – on the other hand to the ones below…I found your tutorials a couple of days ago and for the first time in my life I watched majority of it fully – no slow talking nonsense where I always try to fast forward it, then it crashes and I lose interest. Straight to the point, USEFUL information (even for pros, which I consider myself to be), everything well explained including shortcuts. Nothing more to ask. You just gained another client for your complete workflow tutorial which I’m going to get myself for Xmas (and trust me – I tend not to get ANY tutorials as juggling between long hours working and family life just doesnt allow me to watch any). Sorry for prolonged comment but amazingly WELL DONE! and thanks for offering these for free to get our appetite going. 

  13. Luis Filipe Henriques Gomes
    December 2, 2014
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    you talk very fast 🙁

  14. UpLighting
    February 14, 2015
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    Super helpful and speed worked for me! Thanks a lot!!

  15. Hamish Niven
    April 27, 2015
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    Super imagery, but so little content unless the user is very familiar with layer masking and many other skills.
    Ultimately too little info to be 20  minutes of "look at me" 2 stars

  16. Tarsila Vieceli
    June 18, 2015
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    this is terrible. you don't show what you are doing, you just browse through some layers and say "I've done this, I've done that", but you don't show any of your work. Terrible video. If you don't wanna teach or show what you've done, then I don't see the point of recording a "tutorial" video in the first place.

  17. wayne eddy
    July 31, 2015
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    Michael, I thought this was one of the best tutorials out there. Lots of content, we can see your masks and what you have done. This is a good tutorial for intermediate to advanced photographers who want to develop their skills in this area.

    It's a bit disappointing there are a number of posts in the comments here indicating you don't show enough, you do show a lot.

    For the Haters: the image you take will be very different from +Michael Woloszynowicz's and if you were to apply the techniques demonstrated above in detail to your own image it's very likely the results would be unacceptable to you. Use what is provided in the tutorial to develop your own treatments.

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