The Best Ways To Make Your Photos Black & White

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If you have an interest in Photography chances are one day you’ll want to convert one of your images to black and white to achieve that atmospheric and intense look. The actual process can be as easy as clicking a button, but what are the best ways to make your photos black and white in Photoshop? In this post I’ll cover some of the popular techniques and describe which methods give the best results.

Desaturate
Image > Adjustments > Desaturate or sliding the Saturation level to zero in the Hue/Saturation options are two methods that quickly achieve a black and white effect, but this method is far from ideal. Desaturating an image simply removes the colour, but isn’t that what we want? Well, not really! A photograph is made up of various tones. When you desaturate an image it removes all the colour information and makes all areas of the image that are the same brightness or contrast the same shade of grey. This results in a flat and washed out looking image.

Posted by editorial 2232 days ago in Photoshop  |  spoongraphics.co.uk
 

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