Converting to black and white using Black & White adjustment layers


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Converting to black and white using Black & White adjustment layers

So far, I've been applying the black- and-white conversion tool by opening an image and going up here to Image > Adjustments > Black & White, and when I do that--like I am doing right now, and this is just the same thing we've seen before-- I'm going to make a couple of adjustments to the sliders, hit OK, and when I do, the black-and-white adjustment is applied to my color image in a destructive manner, meaning my original pixels are irrevocably altered. The color image is gone; this is now a black-and-white image. Yes, I can undo to get back to my color image, or redo to get back to black and white.

But as soon as I make one more error, I can't do that anymore. And if I save the image then for sure it is henceforth a black-and-white image. The problem with that is if I want to keep the color version I have to keep separate files and so on and so forth, and more importantly, if I decide well, I'd like to darken that blue sky a little more, I can't get ...

Converting to black and white using Black & White adjustment layers
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Converting to black and white using Black & White adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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Photography
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