Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a black-and-white interpretation of an image, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
Like many photographers I got my start in the black and white wet darkroom. …And so there's a certain sense of nostalgia for a black and white image. …And every now and then I like to convert a color image into black and white. …In Photoshop it's very easy to create a black and white interpretation of a photo. …And there's a lot of flexibility available to you as well. …My recommended approach is to use a black and white adjustment layer. …So I have my image here ready to convert at the bottom of the Layers panel. …I'll go ahead and click on the Add Adjustment Layer button.…
That's the half black half white circle icon. …And from the pop up menu that appears, I'll choose the black and white option, …so that I can create a black and white interpretation of my photo. …That adds a black and white adjustment layer. …But perhaps more importantly, it gives me the black and white controls on the …Properties panel. The basic idea here is that we can …lighten or darken various areas of the photo, based on their underlying color value. …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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