How to Use gradient map presets for black-and-white conversions Photoshop


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Using gradient map presets for black-and-white conversions

One of the best ways to significantly change the look of an image is to convert it to black and white. Suddenly things like texture, tone, shape, lines will look very different as a monochromatic image. It's also great for when you sort of hit the wall with your image and you want it to look different, but you are not sure what to do. There are lots of ways to convert to black and white, I want to show you a couple of very fast ways that gives you an easy fast look, but you also refine them a bit more. So here's our image in Photoshop and as we mentioned before one of the things we want to do here is just hit Auto first and see what we get.

And that changes my image quite a bit I can pull the Highlights down a little bit and if I want to introduce a little more contrast in the shadows, that's easy to do. Now probably the easiest way to do black and white is the black and white Adjustment layer. And if I get Auto again in here, it's just going to give me a little bit more c...

Using gradient map presets for black-and-white conversions
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Using gradient map presets for black-and-white conversions provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Bryan O'Neil Hughes as part of the Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos

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