Converting color to black and white


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Converting color to black and white

Converting a color image to black-and- white or grayscale is also very common request that I get a lot. How do you do that? What's the best way to do it? There's a variety of ways. I'm going to teach you the quickest, easiest way. In the Adjustments panel, there's a specific adjustment for black-and-white conversion, and it's called Black & White. I'm going to go ahead and click on that Adjustment layer to bring up the controls for it. You'll see that there are individual sliders for a specific color, so Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue and Magenta. What this lets you do is specifically adjust individual colors as how they map to grayscale and have fine -tune control over that.

So, let's turn this Adjustment layer off for a moment. In the Layers panel, there is an Eye for it. You can see I chose this image because there's lots of individual colors in the sweater, and it helps you see how these colors are individually being adjusted to grayscale when you start...

Converting color to black and white
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Converting color 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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