Darky Effect

We are going to learn how to give easily a photo to High Contrast effect.

Step 1: First open any image.

Step 2: Duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl+J.
Now apply the desaturate on the duplicated layer. Go to Image> Adjustments> Desaturate or press Ctrl+Shift+U.

Step 3: Now duplicate the desaturate layer by pressing Ctrl+J. We will see we have two black and white layers.

Step 4: Set the new desaturate layer blending mode to 'Screen' and Opacity to '55%'.

Step 5: Duplicate the original background layer by pressing Ctrl+J and move it to the top of the layers palette.
Change the background duplicate layer blending mode to 'Overlay'and Opacity to '75%'.

After that your Image looks like:

Step 6: Merge all layers onto a new layer at the top of the layers palette by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E.

Step 7: Go to Filter> Noise> Add Noise and use this settings:

Step 8: Apply sharpen to enhance the noise. Go to Filter> Sharpen> Smart Sharpen and use this setting:

Step 8: Click on the Create a new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette and select curves.
When the Curves dialog box appears, simply click OK, do not change anything.

Step 9: Set the layer blending mode to 'Multiply' and Opacity to '80%'.

Here's the final result!


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