So, a while ago I was trying to access picasa web albums, but stumbled across the program picasa, which you download onto your computer. I thought it looked interesting enough, so I downloaded it. I ignored it for a good many months, but just a few days ago rediscovered it. I wanted to get an effective black and white photo, so when fiddling with the controls, I came up with a black and white look that really really works!
For this tutorial, I'm borrowing two photos from fix-it-friday on iheartfaces which came up a few weeks ago.
Then, do the same with the 'Shadows' button, but make the setting higher than the 'highlights' one. Don't do anything with the 'fill light' button unless the photo is really really dark!
I'll also show you the same thing, except this time I'll use a different photo from iheartfaces - just to show you that the effect works universally!
I hope you enjoyed these tips :)