This is a preset that turns all pixels to either black or white. That’s right, there are no shades of grey.
The effect can be pretty cool and was particularly popular in the seventies posters. The baby boomers among us will recall posters that used this effect. Remember the posters of Che Guevara and Jim Morrison of the Doors? However, today, this treatment can still be very effective.
This preset accomplishes this look through the use of another unusual tone curve (see my Steel and Polarize presets).
This effect is seen here:
By playing with the “exposure” slider, you can shift the point at which black becomes white and vise versa. See these samples where the exposure was shifted +/– 0.4 EVs
This preset is available as a free download. Have fun and leave me a comment if you like it. Even better, send me a link to samples you have used this preset on. I always love to see what other people do with my presets.
Download this preset Posterize Preset (5251)