Using the Black & White adjustment layer


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Using the Black & White adjustment layer

There are lots of ways to convert a color image to black and white in Photoshop. One of my favorites is the Black & White adjustment layer, because it's relatively easy to apply unlike some other methods, but it gives you control over the brightness of each color as you convert from color to black and white. The Black & White adjustment layer isn't new in itself but what is new in Photoshop CS4 is that you can apply it from the new Adjustments panel like the other adjustment layers. I'm going to apply a Black & White adjustment layer here by going to the Adjustments panel and clicking on this icon right in the middle.

When I click there, I see the new Black & White adjustment layer in the Layers panel and the Adjustments panel has changed to show me controls for just the Black & White Adjustment. There are several ways to work here. You could come and just click the Auto button. But the beauty of this adjustment is that you can do it yourself. So I'm not...

Using the Black & White adjustment layer
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Using the Black & White adjustment layer provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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