Creating a custom black-and-white mix


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Creating a custom black-and-white mix

All right, let's mix up a custom black-and-white image. I still have opened those same two files from before Agrarian gothic.jpg and Grayscale composite.jpg. I've gone ahead and created a base channel mixer adjustment layer here inside the Layers panel, but I haven't really done anything with it yet. So, I'll go ahead and turn it on. Double-click on its thumbnail to bring up the Adjustments panel. If you are working along with me, make sure to turn Monochrome on and then from here it's a matter of deciding which values we want to work with. Now, I was saying let's go ahead and emphasize Blue the most and then Green and then Red.

So, why don't we just change out these values? Currently, we are seeing Green emphasize the most and these by the way are the default recipe for mixing an RGB image down to Grayscale. So, traditionally Green gets the most emphasis, Red slightly less and Blue way less than the others. Let's go ahead and switch things around. I am going...

Creating a custom black-and-white mix
Video duration: 6m 59s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Creating a custom black-and-white mix provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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