Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Desaturating, part of Photoshop Black-and-White Workshop.
As the name implies, the Desaturate command in Photoshop will desaturate your colors. …And we're not talking about just reducing the intensity of the colors, but rather …with completely removing color so you're left with a basic black and white …interpretation of the image. In this lesson, I'll show you how to use …an extremely simple approach to creating a black and white image. …Let's start with the Desaturate command just to gain an understanding of the …concept we're employing. Here, you can see I have a color image, …and it's one that contains a fair amount of texture so it might be interesting as …a black and white interpretation. To very simply create that black and …white interpretation, I could simply choose Image > Adjustments, and then Desaturate.…
This will completely remove all of the color information from the image, leaving …only the luminance information. In other words, we now have a black and …white version of the image. The problem is, we don't have a lot of flexibility. …
- Understanding channels
- Using the Lab color mode
- Adding a black-and-white adjustment layer
- Adding a color tint
- Applying a Curves adjustment
- Using the Gradient Map adjustment
- Adding a vignette or film grain
- Dodging and burning
- Selective black-and-white
Skill Level Intermediate
Foundations of Photography: Black and Whitewith Ben Long3h 4m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6with Chris Orwig6h 28m Appropriate for all
1. Basic Concepts
2. Black-and-White Conversion
3. Beyond the Basics
4. Black-and-White Projects
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