How to Rebuild Color Channels in a Grayscale Image


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Rebuilding color channels in a grayscale image

If you have any power over it at all, it's always a good idea to scan every photo in color--even the black-and-white ones-- so you have the option of color channels. Why are color channels important in a black-and-white image? Well, they are great for assessing damage in a photograph to see if more or less damage is contained in one particular color channel, therefore making restoration a little easier. It's also a good idea to have color channels because many of the adjustments in Photoshop aren't available unless working in color, as opposed to grayscale.

But one of the best reasons for working in color modes is that you can simply make a better-looking image. But what if you don't have the luxury of scanning a photo in color? Say you were sent a file of an image that was scanned in grayscale and the person who sent it doesn't have the original. Well, you just have to create your own channels. For instance, let's look at this image scanned in grayscale, scanned in ...

Rebuilding color channels in a grayscale image
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Rebuilding color channels in a grayscale image provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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