Converting to black and white


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Converting to black and white

Converting a color image into black and white is a pretty common request, common thing to do, and Camera Raw gives you a lot of flexibility and power to do so, and very quickly I might as well. So there is kind of two different ways to go about it. There is just the quick -- get rid of all the color, and you can just do that with the Saturation slider. Then I'll show you the second technique where you can actually control individual colors and how they get converted into black and white. So the poor man's job, just real quick, is take the Saturation slider all the way down, and all that does is it just strips out all the color information, and you have kind of a generic black and white image here.

While I'm here in the Basic panel though, here is kind of a nice little bonus tip here for you. You maybe remember when you had your high school senior portrait taken a soft focus kind of effect was kind of all the rage. And kind of a top photographer's trick. It would smooth out s...

Converting to black and white
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Converting to black and white provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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