This is a really slick technique for turning a regular photograph into what looks like a gallery print. In the project shown here, you'll start by transforming a color photograph into an Ansel Adams-like black-and-white photo but we're only doing that because the photo is a mountainous landscape. You can use a regular less “contrasty” conversion to grayscale for other photos you'll apply this effect to.
Quick Tip: Switching among your Preferences windows
This is one of those little-known shortcuts that can be a great time saver. When you open any of Photoshop's Preference dialogs (General, Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks, Units & Rulers, etc.), just press Command-N (PC: Control-N) and the next set of Preferences will appear ...