The default grayscale recipe


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The default grayscale recipe

In this exercise we are going to see how to mix a custom black-and-white blend using the Channel Mixer. I've got two versions of that Scott Griessel image open here; the original full-color Agrarian gothic.jpg file, and I also have open Grayscale composite.jpg. You may recall, this is a very first grayscale version of the file I created just by taking the full color composite RGB image, then I went up to the Image menu, I chose mode, and I chose Grayscale. So in other words it's Photoshop's default blend of the Red, Green, and Blue Channels and Photoshop follows the same recipe every time you choose that command when you're blending down the entire image.

You can actually mimic that recipe using the Channel Mixer. So let me show you that here. I am going to switch back to the full-color image, switch over to Layers panel, and I'll will bring up the Adjustments panel, and I'll Alt+Click or Option+Click on that final icon in the second row which is the Channel Mixer ...

The default grayscale recipe
Video duration: 8m 55s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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The default grayscale recipe provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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