Convert to black and white Photoshop Elements 11


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Converting to black and white

If you want to make a black-and-white photo, the best thing to do is not to try to shoot a black-and-white photo using your camera's controls, but rather, to shoot a color photo and then convert it to black and white here in Elements' Expert edit workspace. I'm going to do that using a direct adjustment from the Enhance menu. So to be safe, I could make a duplicate of this color version of the image by right-clicking on the background layer in the Layers panel and choosing Duplicate Layer. I'm going to skip that this time. Instead I'm going to go directly up to the Enhance menu and I'm going to choose Convert to Black and White.

That opens the Convert to Black and White dialog box with the color image on the left and an initial black-and-white conversion in this After preview area on the right. I usually start in this dialog box by going down to Select a style menu and choosing among the pre-built black- and-white conversion styles here. Keep your eye on the After p...

Converting to black and white
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Converting to black and white provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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