Doing a selective black-and-white conversion


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Doing a selective black-and-white conversion

There will be times when you won't want to convert all of an image to black and white. Selective black-and-white conversion allows you to leave something in the image that's in color. So, you'll see this. A lot of times people will convert an image into black and white and leave one object edited in color. It can be a very cool effect. I would argue that you need to be careful with it, that it doesn't upstage your image. A lot of times such an effect can be distracting because what people notice is oh, hey, one thing is in color. Here is an example. I'm going to leave her color and knock the background out to black and white.

So here is my original. I've added a Black and White adjustment layer. I can now do any toning in black and white that I like, but this works this fine as is. Black and White is an adjustment layer, just like the Levels adjustment layers that we've been using, which means it always comes in with a layer mask, which means I can simply build a ...

Doing a selective black-and-white conversion
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Doing a selective black-and-white conversion provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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