Black-and-white conversion


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Black-and-white conversion

Your first step in making a black-and- white image is to convert your color image into black-and-white. Now here's the weird thing about black-and-white. There is no objective shade of gray for any particular color. This shade of blue, for example, could be represented as a very light gray, or a very dark gray. That confuses some people at first. They think oh no, no. That blue must be a particular blue. But as you'll see, we can render this sky very light or very dark, or any shade in between. Photoshop has dozens of ways of converting to black-and-white.

Some of them are intentional black-and- white conversion features; others are hacks. There are lots and lots of ways to convert an image to black-and-white. The easiest most straightforward way is to go up to the mode menu and choose Grayscale. I don't recommend that. It's going to give you a decent black- and-white image, but it's just kind of a boilerplate stock recipe black-and-white, which doesn't offer you any ...

Black-and-white conversion
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Black-and-white conversion provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography

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Photography
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