Converting color to black and white


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Converting color to black and white

When you want a black and white photograph it's best to shoot the photograph in color, and then later convert it to black and white in Elements Full Edit workspace. That's because a color image has more tonal information to work with than does a grayscale coming right out of your camera. I'm going to convert this color image to black and white by going up to the Enhanced menu in the Full Edit workspace and choosing Convert to Black and White. That opens this large Convert to Black and White dialog box. On the left is the Before view, the original color image.

On the right is the After view, the image as it will look converted to black and white using the default settings. And this is an interactive After view, so as I tweak those settings, you'll see a change here in this After preview. One way to approach converting from Color to Black and White is to start with the presets here in the Select a style menu. For example, if I click on Infrared Effect, that moves each one of...

Converting color to black and white
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Converting color to black and white provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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