How to Use the Lab color mode Photoshop Black-and-White


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Using the Lab color mode

One of the unique attributes of the Lab Color mode, is that it separates luminance information, from color information. As a result, the Lab Color mode can be helpful in producing a baseline black and white interpretation of an image. Let's take a look at what Lab has to offer. We'll get started by reviewing some of the information contained within our RGB color image. We'll switch to the Channels panel and then I'll click on each of the thumbnails for the Red, Green, and Blue channels. These channels contain information about the relative amounts of each color contained for each pixel. So we can see which pixels have a lot of red information, which have a lot of green information and which have a lot of blue information. Each of these channels, however, represents color information. In the Lab Color mode, Luminance Information and Color Information are separated.

Let's go ahead and convert this image to the Lab Color mode, so we can see what that looks...

Using the Lab color mode
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Using the Lab color mode provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Black-and-White Workshop

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