Have you ever tried converting a photo to black and white and ended up with a flat, dull image? Converting to black and white may sound simple, but in actual fact it requires a little more effort than simply moving the saturation slider to the left.
In this Photoshop class Karl demonstrates different techniques for converting pictures to black and white, clearly showing you how to achieve a quality black and white image with the right levels of contrast.
Karl covers methods such as the Black & White adjustment layer, Channel Mixer and Gradient Map, explaining which is his preferred method and how you can use masks to get the very best results.
This Photoshop class covers the following:
- How to convert images to black and white in Photoshop
- Black and white photography tips for beginners
- Photoshop Black & White adjustment layer
- Photoshop Channel Mixer
- Photoshop Gradient Map
You may also enjoy this Advanced Photoshop for Photographers class with Viktor Fejes, where Viktor demonstrates his techniques for converting images to black and white.
If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comment section below.
How to convert photos to black and white using Photoshop:
Method 1: Black & White adjustment layer
Method 2: Channel Mixer adjustment layer
Method 3: Gradient Map adjustment layer