Chapter 10. Turning Color into Black-and-White

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Black-and-white images are still photographically relevant, even if we shoot our photos exclusively in color. The advantage and the attraction of monochrome images lies in their high degree of abstraction and their strong graphic appearance.

As we are not actually talking about line drawings here, the correct term for “black-and-white photo” is actually something like “black-and-white halftone image” or “grayscale image”, but to keep things simple, we will nevertheless use the terms “black-and-white” and “monochrome” in this chapter.

If you simply convert an image from RGB format to grayscale using Photoshop, ...

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