Converting to black and white


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Converting to black and white

One of the reasons why Adobe Camera Raw is so popular is because it gives you so much flexibility, and because you can make changes so quickly. That is definitely true with converting to black and white. Let's go ahead and select this file, antelope_valley. Let's take a look at how we can convert this to a compelling and engaging black and white image. We're going to open this up in Camera Raw. Let's do so by pressing Command +R on a Mac or Ctrl+R on a PC. Now the first thing that we could do here would be to simply drag our Saturation slider down.

That would then remove the color, and then from there what we can do is increase Contrast or increases our Blacks or overall Exposure. Yet the problem is that we don't have a ton of control. For example, let's say that I really wanted to darken the sky. Well, what we need to do in order to have more control is to reset this image, and then go to another area or another panel inside of Camera Raw. So on a Mac, hold down th...

Converting to black and white
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Converting to black and white provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

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