Shoot in color, convert to black and white Photoshop CC


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Shoot in color, convert to black and white

In the old days, if you wanted to capture a black and white photograph you shot to black and white film stock. But that's not the way it works anymore. Nowadays you shoot in color and convert to black and white in post. See the vast majority of digital cameras whether point and shoots or DSLRs are outfitted with image sensors that capture luminents only information In other words, they record gray-scale images. To calculate colors, the pixels on the sensors are coded with red, green, or blue resin.

The colors of the red, green, and blue image pixels are then merged together to form the color composite. Given that the image begins as gray-scale you might figure shooting the black and white makes total sense. But because the sensor is hard-filtered, that is, the resin can't be removed, the image doesn't make sense until it's converted to color, which happens automatically. If you shoot a JPEG image in black and white, it's converted to color, and then to an arbitrary black and white us...

Shoot in color, convert to black and white
Video duration: 1m 55s 10h 37m Intermediate Updated Sep 18, 2014

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Shoot in color, convert to black and white provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediate

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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