Pugly Pixel Photoshop Tutorial

Hi, I'm Katrina and I blog at Pugly Pixel. Here's a short tutorial that shows you how to create black and white photos with areas of color that catch the eye. If you're a fashion blogger, this technique is especially good for photos with a very busy background. For example, you might find yourself at a crowded concert or on a busy street and you just want to focus on yourself or your pals.
Anyway, Rebecca's photos are beautiful just as they are. But, we thought they also make great examples for this tutorial. If you want to follow along, you'll only need Photoshop and one of your photos. By the way, if you don't have Photoshop, you can download a full-featured 30-day demo version here.
We hope you enjoy this tutorial!



  1. This tutorial is brilliant- so clear and easy to follow!
    Love the picture used too, you look stunning!


  2. Wonderful tutorial! Looks easy enough, I'll have to give it a try.

  3. Great tutorial. I was actually wondering how to do this today when I saw a picture of NYC! Thank you,Katrina! And Hi Rebecca! :)

  4. It is all of Katrina's amazing tutorials that made me splash out and buy Photoshop. She is the best!

  5. so cool! I like how it sort of gives you a pink glow (or am I crazy?)

  6. Excellent tutorial. The effect makes the top photo look so mysterious and as if it's from a film. Beautiful dress too!

  7. Remarkable tutorials! Easy to understand and incorporate.

  8. i like ur work ...keep it up..and share ur work with me.
    what is torrent

  9. Awesome! I saw a photo like this the other day and was wondering how to do that. Thanks for sharing your awesome skills with us, Katrina!


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