Achieve a gritty and unique cinematic look.

Discover a new style by lowering saturation and increasing contrast. From fashion shots to urban images to grungy athletic portraits, achieve that gritty cinematic look similar to the darkroom technique "Bleach Bypass".

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Filter controls

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Amount, Contrast, Local Contrast, Brightness, & Saturation

Creates a dramatic effect for your photos, making them pop or more "grungy".

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The Amount slider controls the total intensity of the added effect.

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Controls the differences in the relationships of tonal values. Adding contrast increases the difference between the highlights, midtones, and shadows.

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Local Contrast

Adds a more targeted contrast adjustment to the finer details of the image.

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Darkens or lightens details in the image. Often useful for bringing out details in areas like skies.

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Controls whether colors become washed out or more saturated.

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Ron Clifford

Pro Photographer


Anyone who knows Ron Clifford knows that while he is a skilled photographer, he is first and foremost an encourager, a mentor and an educator. He has made a career out of encouraging the creative soul in photographers. As a result of his commitment to building strong communities, he has become well known for his involvement in online and in-person mentoring in photography and business. He is a director of the Google Plus Mentorship Program for Photographers and Is a Master in the online education platform called, “The Arcanum” Along with teaching online, Ron is also a Photography Guide for One Ocean Expeditions on unique Photography Symposiums to some of the most remote places on earth.

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