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Photoshop Finishing Touches by Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals Senior Developer, Dave Cross

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Technique #39. Convert to Black & White—Version 1

Here we’ll use a Channel Mixer adjustment layer to change a color image into a black-and-white (grayscale, in the world of Photoshop) image. First, we’ll apply a generally-accepted rule of thumb for using Channel Mixer, then we’ll experiment with the results.

key concepts:

adjustment layers

Here’s the image I’ll use in this technique.

Step One.
Click on the Create New ...

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