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How do I use the Threshold feature effectively?

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Q&A, by Mark White
July 9, 2015

The Threshold tool is perhaps the most basic adjustment in Photoshop. It consists of just a single slider, and the skill of using it comes from judging exactly where the slider should sit.
But as with all basic Photoshop tools, the Threshold can be used imaginatively. Simply add a few Threshold layers, and position the sliders in different places to give detail to certain areas of a photo. Then mask in with black over the different Threshold layers to pick and choose various contrasts for parts of your image.
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The Threshold tool is perhaps the most basic adjustment in Photoshop. It consists of just a single slider, and the skill of using it comes from judging exactly where the slider should sit.

But as with all basic Photoshop tools, the Threshold can be used imaginatively. Simply add a few Threshold layers, and position the sliders in different places to give detail to certain areas of a photo. Then mask in with black over the different Threshold layers to pick and choose various contrasts for parts of your image.

The great thing about this technique is that there’s no touching up colours and merging edges. From here you can be as creative as you like. Why not add a new layer, set the blend mode to Colour and paint over the picture?

  • Jeansica Risha

    wow nice threshold

  • I love your work, this is really important and helpful and had to drop a note

  • What a informative post!